Teachers, in preparation for the 2012-2013 school year, we are making improvements to the typing tutor and Teacher Portal. Our goal is to provide you with the features you want and tools you need to effectively teach and manage your students. Here is a list of the most recent updates.
In the typing tutor:
Students now earn trophies for every typing lesson they complete, filling their trophy case, and motivating them to spend more time typing and learning. This feature has been up for a couple weeks, and our statistics show students now spend an extra 15-20% more time typing.
New Typing Games
We have completely overhauled the Games section of the typing tutor, removing all non-typing games, and adding 6 new killer titles which even allow the student to choose between different word lists and skill levels.
The class scoreboard allows students to view the weekly performance of their classmates and compete with one another for ranking. By competing, students are driven to type longer and faster. Note that you can choose to disable the scoreboard within your Teacher Portal account.
The wait is over; TypingWeb.com can now be used on the iPad! Students can complete typing lessons with a wireless keyboard for a true touch typing experience or use the convenient on-screen keyboard.
In the Teacher Portal:
Group Students into Classes
It is now possible to organize your students into classes, giving you the ability to manage and report on student progress much more efficiently.
Viewing Options in the Student Radar
In response to your feedback about the newly launched Student Radar, we have added the ability to view offline students as well, allowing you to see both who is and isn’t using TypingWeb.
Import Your Entire Student Roster
Creating student accounts just got a whole lot faster! You can now create multiple accounts at once with our simple import tool. No more having to create every account one by one. Visit the create student page to import your students.