Learn to type software for Schools

Typequick for Students:Learn to type software for SchoolsTouch typing is a fundamental skill for all students for performing word processing tasks and for researching and using digital technology. With NAPLAN and other examinations moving to an online format, it is even more important that schools, teachers and students prioritise the learning of good keyboarding skills.

Keyboarding and the Australian Curriculum

While teaching keyboarding with ten fingers is not mandatory in the Australian Curriculum, The National Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions (guidelines for the Australian Curriculum), have included Keyboarding in the Writing section of the Literacy Progression as a learning requirement from Year 2. (http://australiancurriculum.edu.au/resources/national-literacy-and-numeracy-learning-progressions/national-literacy-learning-progression/writing/?subElementId=50988&scaleId=0).

As with learning any new skill, students need to learn to type and then have the time to practise and consolidate. Touch typing is a skill that your students will have for a lifetime, just like handwriting. The benefits of learning keyboarding skills in today's digital world are endless!

Why your students should learn to type with Typequick?

Typequick is the leading educational program that has been teaching students to touch type for more than 30 years.

Typequick programs are designed to help students learn the keyboard using 10 fingers and adopt healthy computer habits including correct posture and correct finger positioning. With practice, Typequick gives students the ability to type quickly and confidently.

Typequick doesn't use distracting games and has no advertisements, instead, exercises are modelled on English sentences and words (using Australian spelling) and occasional random letter drills designed to develop concentration.

Typequick monitors the speed and accuracy of every keystroke and then tailors the course material accordingly so that you learn at your maximum learning rate. The program is also intuitive and incorporates remedial exercises for letters that have speed or accuracy weaknesses.

Once your students have learnt to touch type with Typequick, their speed and accuracy will improve, allowing them to complete their online tasks with confidence and ease.

As the "Learn to Type" software of choice in more than 4,000 schools Worldwide, Typequick typing software is the proven leader.

Typequick Licences available for schools. 

There are a variety of flexible options available for schools to order our Typequick software. You can choose to train a few students, one class or the whole school.

Online Subscriptions

Typequick Online is hosted by Google so you will need access to a computer with an internet connection. Schools can purchase subscriptions in advance and simply allocate them to students as required.

Typequick Online gives you total control of your account as it has administrator access allowing teachers to allocate subscriptions to students as and when required and they can also view students progress.

The beauty of the online version is that your students can train 'anytime, anywhere' and the program can be accessed from any computer or laptop that has internet access at any time convenient to the student, including home, internet cafes and airports or train stations.
Unused subscriptions will stay in the administrators account and will not expire.
The subscription period begins when the student starts the course for the first time.

Pricing

Pricing for Typequick Online is on a cost per student basis. The subscription price is $10 +GST per student for 12 months or $11+GST per student for 24 months (ie. $5.50 per student per year with a 2 year signup). Volume discounts may apply.

Network Licence

Typequick's Network Licence is designed to offer multiple students access to the program and is run on the School’s fileserver. All computers that can access the school network will be able to access the Typequick course. This licence limits the number of concurrent users or the number of students using the course at any one time, to the number of licences purchased.

The number of concurrent user licences that needs to be purchased is based on the maximum class size that you are wanting to train at any one time. These licences can be reused to train the whole school.

For example, a 20 user licence allows your entire school to be trained – 20 students at a time – year after year.

This means that the total number of students that can be trained using Typequick is unlimited.

The Network version also has in-built reporting and assessment tools that enable an accurate snapshot of the students’ progress at any time. Powerful administration and reporting tools for teachers and administrators store and provide information on the students using the courseware, which lessons they have accessed, their level of speed and accuracy per lesson and date it was last completed.

Pricing

Pricing for the network licence is based on a fixed fee plus a cost per additional user. Pricing starts from $395 for a very small licence.
This can be a costs effective way to train the whole school as there are no annual licence fees after purchase.
Also, if you have previously had a Typequick Licence, low cost upgrades are available at a fraction of the cost of a new licence.

Features of Typequick

Tailored Solution
Online subscriptions or network licences available. Licences also available for students individually.
Courses available
Typequick for Students - Animated keyboarding program with cool "Kewala" as he travels around Australia.
Ideal for kids from age 6
Typequick Professional - Classic keyboarding program. Ideal for students from age 13 - adults.
Skill Evaluator - The quick, efficient and convenient method of testing keyboard skills before and after training students. Marks according to Australian Standards.
Comprehensive lessons
Teaches Alphabetic/numeric keyboards, posture, punctuation, keypad with speed and accuracy emphasis.
Competitive Pricing
Online subscription prices from $5.50 per student per year (2 year signup).
Network licences are a "once off payment" and start from $395. If you have previously had a Typequick Licence, low cost upgrades are available at a fraction of the cost of a new licence.
Further discounts may apply for large orders.
Structured Lessons
Easy for Students to work at own pace.
Australian Program
Program has been developed in Australia and lessons use Australian spelling. No distracting advertisements.
Short Lessons
Designed to fit within school periods or as a homework task. Great for before or after school care classes, or end of term or end of year class activities. We recommend regular 30 minutes sessions to maximise learning.
Customised Lessons
Course is automatically tailored to a student's progress, accelerating and focusing the learning process.
Easy to Administer
Teachers can easily manage subscriptions, enrolments, monitor and report students’ progress.
Powerful reporting tools
Lets you view students' progress at a glance, generate end of term reporting at the press of a button, make global or individual settings and export data to another format ie. Excel.
Motivational Incentive
Various methods are used to help motivate students. Unique teaching aids available - Point scoring, Progress reports, Bonus Challenges, Certificates of achievement, Student passports and Typequick Trophy.
Proven Methodology
Typequick has trained over 6 million people worldwide.
Technical Support
Typequick offers free email or telephone technical support worldwide.

Teaching Aids

Trophy, Certificates and Passports Trophy Passport

Typequick Products for schools

Typequick for Students is a fun, interactive typing software for schools that is suitable for children from 6 years old. Students love the rich animation and characterisation in this learn to type software product. They are drawn into "Kewala's Amazing Keyboard Adventure" and forget they are learning how to touch type as they help the loveable cartoon character on his adventure in the Kingdom of Eaz.

Typequick for Students is a comprehensive typing tutor disguised as a fun filled adventure with cute characters including Kewala!

Ten easy and interesting lessons will teach your students to learn to touch type with 10 fingers - an essential skill in education today. Your students can extend and consolidate their keyboarding expertise with five additional courses to increase speed, accuracy, keypad and punctuation typing skills.

  • Typequick for Students Course Overview

    Typequick for Students is a comprehensive typing tutor, starting with ten easy and interesting lessons to learn to type. Then extend and consolidate your keyboarding expertise with five additional courses to increase your speed, accuracy, keypad and punctuation typing skills.

    Find the Keys The first part of the Adventure where you will master the keys. You will be typing quickly and properly by the time you reach the Kingdom of Eaz. This course teaches correct finger positioning and associated keys of the alpha/numeric keyboard in ten structured lessons. This is the default course and is the recommended starting point.
    Royal Challenge This course will build your speed and accuracy. Wise Fella will give you challenges which will take Kewala into the wild to catch the ten finger speed master. This is only for you if you have found the Kingdom of Eaz or you can already type without looking at the keyboard. The lesson parts in Royal Challenge alternate between improving your speed and improving your accuracy. The speed challenges are designed to help you reach your touch typing/keyboarding goal and will not stop you if you make a mistake. The accuracy challenges are designed to improve your accuracy and make you press the correct key to continue with the challenge.
    Royal Challenge 2 The course is similar to the Royal Challenge except the text is more formal.
    Punctuation Course Teaches the most commonly used punctuation keys.
    Keypad Lessons Teaches the number pad for data entry in three easy lessons.
    The Planets A series of quite long lessons providing practice in speed and accuracy. The text and images used cover a range of interesting information on the planets and moons in our solar system.
    Australian Animals A series of shorter lessons providing accuracy revision. The text and images describe popular and exotic Australian animals.
    Metals A series of shorter lessons providing accuracy revision. The text and images are related to five different commonly found metals.
    The Senses A series of shorter lessons providing accuracy revision. The text and images describe certain characteristics of the five primary senses of human beings.
    Mouse Course An introduction to the computer mouse. The course teaches all the basic functions of the mouse. and terminology associated with it.

    Each lesson is made up of three parts. Parts A and B teach new letters and combine them with the home keys and previously learnt letters. Part C is a consolidation lesson where all letters learnt so far are combined and presented in sentences and sometimes in longer paragraphs. These exercises are designed to build your skill level and confidence.

    Settings

    Typequick offers several settings to customise your learning experience. Features such as target speed, fonts, colours, audio preferences, whether one or two spaces are used after a full stop or period and the type of keyboard being used. 

    Reports

    Typequick provides a detailed progress report in graph form showing the speed and accuracy achieved for each letter at the end of each lesson part. You’ll see as in the example below, the speed and accuracy achieved for each key.

    Typequick for Students Reports

    The Speed and Error % for each of the keys are shown as bars in the chart. The Goal Speed and Average Speed are shown as lines. It’s a great way to see with which lessons you may need to repeat. Any keys covered in other lessons you have completed are also included in the last results shown.


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Typequick Professional is a comprehensive typing tutor, featuring ten easy and interesting lessons to learn to type. Then extend and consolidate your keyboarding expertise with five additional courses to increase your speed, accuracy, keypad and punctuation typing skills.

  • Typequick Professional Course Overview

    Typequick Professional is a comprehensive typing tutor, featuring ten easy and interesting lessons to learn to type. Then extend and consolidate your keyboarding expertise with five additional courses to increase your speed, accuracy, keypad and punctuation typing skills.

    Keyboard Lessons

    This course teaches the correct finger positioning and associated keys of the alphabetic/numeric keyboard in ten stuctured lessons. This is your starting point to touch typing!

    Lessons 1 - 6 teach the letters of the alphabet in upper and lower case. Each one begins by introducing the new keys with finger placement exercises. Illustrations and simulations on your computer screen show you the correct finger usage for each key. Each self-paced lesson builds on the skills learned in the previous lessons and at each step you are encouraged and motivated to continue. The program alternates between speed practise and accuracy lessons to improve your skills in both areas.

    Lessons 7 - 8 teach you how to use the number keys. These are the keys on the top row of the keyboard.

    Lessons 9 - 10 focus on building your speed and accuracy.

    Each lesson has three parts. In parts A and B you learn new keys and combine them with previously learned letters. Part C is a consolidation lesson where all keys learnt so far are combined and presented in sentences and longer paragraphs. You will receive a progress report at the end of each lesson part.

    Speed Challenge You can choose from six lessons designed to increase speed. The emphasis is on speed so don't worry about mistakes, just type as fast as you can.
    Accuracy Challenge Doing this course, you will copy-type text that is designed to keep you interested while having to press the correct key to progress.
    Advanced Challenge You can choose from seven lessons designed to improve accuracy. The emphasis is on accuracy so the correct letter must be typed to advance.
    Punctuation Challenge Teaches the most commonly used punctuation keys.
    Keypad Lessons Teaches the number pad for data entry in three easy lessons.

    Settings

    Typequick offers several settings to customise your learning experience. Features such as target speed, fonts, colours, audio preferences, whether one or two spaces are used after a full stop or period and the type of keyboard being used. Settings are not available in the trial lesson.

    Reports

    You will be given a detailed progress report in graph form showing the speed and accuracy achieved for each letter at the end of each lesson part. You’ll see as in the example below, the speed and accuracy achieved for each key.

    Typequick Professional Reporting

    The Speed and Error % for each of the keys are shown as bars in the chart. The Goal Speed and Average Speed are shown as lines. It’s a great way to see which lessons you may need to repeat. Any keys covered in other lessons you have completed are also included in the last results shown.


Skill Evaluator is a quick, efficient and convenient method of assessing keyboard skills before and after training students. Skill Evaluator can also be used as an assessment tool to decide if keyboard training is required in your school. It allows you to test a student's typing skills for speed and accuracy and marks according to Australian standard AS2708-2001. This program can be used in VET classes in relation to some of the business courses and is well used by Tafes all over Australia.

Technical Support

All our licences come with free telephone or email support during normal office hours. Please call 02 8467 9712 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Schools currently benefiting from using Typequick include:

Schools  

Brighton Secondary School

Calingari Public School

Dorchester School

Glen Innes High School

Gordon East Public School

Ferny Grove State High School

International Grammar School

Islamic College of Melbourne

Montessori Schools

Pennant Hills Public School

Sevenoaks Senior College

St Michael's College Merrimac

St Peter's College South Australia

Sydney Grammar School

Victory College Queensland

Contact us

Call Typequick today. Our friendly team will build a customised solution for your school.

Phone us on 1800-808-078 Freecall within Australia or +61 2 8467-9777 outside Australia or by email at sales@typequick.com.au.