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Lucie,
 
Thanks for the one handed typing program,  We needed that.  I checked out and it looks good.
 
Jon

On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 9:30 PM, Lucie deLaBruere <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Eric,

After doing some research, Kay and others tell me it (TT4)  is accessible from home, but it is s client (fairly significant download)
That part bummed me out.  I like Type to Learn for our age group.  As a former typing teacher, I'm pretty particular about keyboarding software.  There are many products out that have horrible pedagogy, and actually make keyboarding skills worse. 
I will look at typing pal.  I had not heard of that one.

A few years ago I was looking at customtyping.com  which was the ONLY age appropriate online program that met the special needs ( for one handed typing.
I thought that was pretty good, but haven't looked at it since, since my one handed typist has moved on.
I think I will look at this one again and let you know what I think.  I"m not sure I'm willing to move to a solution that needs a client. This could be an obstacle. 





Lucie



On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 8:54 PM, Eric Hall <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
We are considering this with the prices Kay mentioned (comparable to cost of Network version plus $99 annual). It would be an upgrade from TTL3, which we have used in grades 3-4 for many years. Grade 5-6 are still using Mavis Beacon, but she is showing her age and they are getting more practice with “real” typing these days anyway. I am also looking at TypingPal, another online option I have seen. It remains to be seen whether or not our kids would use it at home, but the data we have from the last few years indicates that kids who practice more have better skills. Duh. The cost does not seem significant for providing home access.

E



on 6/3/10 11:51 AM, Lucie deLaBruere wrote:

Does anyone use the online version of type to learn?  If so, are you happy with it?  What's the cost? (per kid?)  per school license?
I will check, with the vendor, but was interested in whether kids are using it online out of the classroom?
 
Lucie


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