What’s Coming Up in the New EduTyping!
Don’t you love the clean slate that comes with a new school year?
So do we! We’re taking steps now to make sure teachers can hit the 2018-2019 school year running with EduTyping, and we want you to to be part of the process.
This summer we will be releasing a new version of the EduTyping platform, and we have set up a beta version to let you explore it first.
This beta version will allow teachers like you to give us feedback on the new features and let us know how the new site works before we make official changes across the board in July.
Click one of the buttons below to create a preview account for either EduTyping Jr. or EduTyping Secondary.
Below you’ll find quick descriptions of some of the biggest changes and additions.
Avatars that Level Up + Corresponding Skins
Now, as students choose the skin to personalize the look and feel of their EduTyping lessons, they will now have matching keyboard hands below lessons and avatar characters that represent them.
With each lesson they complete, their avatars will level up and evolve – providing a powerful motivator for students to keep typing.
As EduTyping continues to feel more and more like a game, your students will be eager to log more and more practice time (even without your cheerleading).
Fun, new animated videos have now been added at the start of lessons to help teach students the basics of proper posture at the keyboard, why typing is a such a valuable skill, and more…
New Achievements to Unlock
Just like in a game, students will unlock achievements for typing speed, accuracy, characters typed and more throughout their lessons. The more they type the more achievements they will unlock!
Dictation and Auditory Software
We’re excited to launch new dictation and auditory software that will allow visually impaired students to use EduTyping as well.
With these technology accommodations available, we hope that even more students will be able to benefit from our touch typing curriculum.
New Lesson Screens
You’ll now find three different screens for lessons designed to reinforce repetition and to visually remind students of where keys are located on the keyboard when learning new keys.
Google Single Sign-on
Given the often limited amount of time that students have to practice typing, every second matters.
We’re making some changes to signing on to EduTyping to streamline the process and maximize the amount of practice time students can spend at the keyboard.
Accessing the Demo
Ready to check out these new features for yourself?
Click one of the buttons below to create a preview account for either EduTyping Jr. or EduTyping Secondary and get on the inside:
Give Us Your Feedback
We would love for you to take a few minutes to check out these new features and more on the beta version of EduTyping.
If you find something that doesn’t work or that you would like to suggest, just click the Report Bug button in the top right corner to leave us a comment. It’ll even give you an option to “Draw” on the screen to show us exactly what you’re talking about.
We appreciate your input! So that when the new school year kicks off, we can ensure we have the best possible platform available for you and your students.