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- Ten Typing Plans for different age groups, beginning with the home row
- Children can learn in English or Spanish
- Kid-appropriate content, proven typing instruction techniques and a strong typing curriculum
- Pentium P4
- Microsoft Windows 8,7,Vista,XP, or 2000
- 480 MB Hard Disk Space
- CD-ROM Drive
- 800 x 600 16-Bit or Higher Display
- 16-bit Sound Card
- Speakers or Headphones, Mouse
Please Note: Internet access required for activation.
|Format: Compact disc|
Vendor: Individual Software
|Publication Date: 2010|
Homeschool Specialist Review▼▲
Typing Instructor Platinum comes with 20+ lesson plans, but you also have the option to create customized lessons, complete with your own music! Using repetitive keystrokes to help build finger memory, you'll work through lessons and tests to achieve your words-per-minute and accuracy goals. The Dynamic Learning feature analyzes your work and creates specific lessons to help you improve on any weaknesses you may have. You'll be able to view the results of each lesson using graphs and charts that will show results for each finger, row, key, or hand.
In addition to the lessons and tests, you'll practice using various magazine articles. Whether you're interested in sports, classic literature, or history, you'll be able to find something interesting to learn about while practicing your typing skills.
And then there are the games. Racing games, adventure games, arcade games . . . all help create a fun and exciting learning experience. Use your spaceship to clean up space debris in "Flotsam Fighter," and explore ancient tombs to search for keys, coins, and jewels in "Tomb Typer." Type the words as fast as you can to stay away from the giant lobster in "Sea Creatures," and improve your accuracy as you race up the side of a mountain in "Cliffhanger."
This was the one of the first typing programs I used, and I loved it. Part of my job includes answering e-mails, so it's certainly helped my speed and efficiency at work. No matter your age, this program will give you the necessary means to improve your typing skills. 480MB RAM; Windows 00/XP/Vista/7, Macintosh OS X/10.4 or higher. From Individual Software.
kegleywvAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5so far so goodJune 28, 2016kegleywvAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 45th grader using to learn typing skills at home. Becomes frustrating when cannot advance as the game states at times, but is good for independent work.
carolyn3 Stars Out Of 5not user friendlySeptember 22, 2015carolynQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0the software is clunky and not very user friendly. my son really enjoyed the games at the end of each mastered lesson and wanted to play them over and over again, but after we exited his profile, I could never figure out how to return to the games when I logged back in.
Zeejay5 Stars Out Of 5Typing Instuctor for KidsNovember 10, 2014ZeejayQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4I love the program. This is the first typing program that keeps my children's attention! Normally they become bored, but now they ask to work on the program longer because of how much they enjoy the program while they are learning to type.
jenn5 Stars Out Of 5Typing Instructor for Kids-PlatinumOctober 2, 2014jennQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Great for kids!
ShelleyWaynesfield, OHAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5October 30, 2013ShelleyWaynesfield, OHAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The lessons are awesome. They are very interactive and keep my son's attention. We chose to homeschool him this yer for his 5th grade year and it was exactly what I needed for him.
Q: Can this be loaded on more than one computer?
No, this product is licensed for only one computer.
Q: Can this work with Windows 8??
Yes, this is compatible with Windows 8.
Q: Multiple Users? Can more than one child use this program with their own login and game progression?
Yes, you can create up to 5 unique user IDs on your account.
Q: So this CD won't work with Windows 7? I wish I could see the side of the box myself, but it looks like this is made in 2010 and not Windows 7 compatible?
Although not listed on the box, this software is compatible with "Windows 7".