Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Powered by UltraKey - Mac|Windows

  • Publisher: Broderbund
  • SKU: 1704499
In an age when we use the computer to do a large variety of tasks, it can be extremely frustrating if your typing isn't as fast or as accurate as you'd like it to be. Additionally, typing skills are not only useful when you're using your computer to communicate with friends and family, but can also be a beneficial addition to your resume. It's a fundamental skill that everyone from children to professionals need to develop. Master the basics of typing quickly and easily with Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Powered by UltraKey, which utilizes a success-based, educator-designed approach to bring your typing skills to a proficient level in seven easy steps that take just eight hours to complete. A clear path to learning this new skill is laid out before you. Are you ready to take the journey to better typing?

By helping you to set personal goals and progress along guided roadmaps, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing provides a powerful and motivating way to learn typing. Your first step is to choose your personal challenge level for speed and accuracy and the result you hope to achieve by the end of the lessons. Step two uses a virtual reality model to demonstrate good posture habits, along with correct hand and body positioning to get you off on the right foot. Dive into typing activities, introduced by 18 exciting videos, in step three to learn typing technique, finger names, home row position and proper stretch break techniques. Step four breaks down new keys one stage at a time, so that you can systematically develop new keystrokes, blending them into pairs, chains, words and sentences. More than 100 skill checks and typing tests measure your progress in step five, ensuring your advancement. Step six allows you to take timed tests that provide standardized performance results that you can put on a resume. In the seventh step, you'll be able to contribute your own content to more than 10,000 keystrokes or practice and test materials in order to stay sharp. Now it's time to celebrate your success in mastering the fundamentals of typing — you've reached the end of your journey.
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (79 out of 87)

Product Details


  • Publisher: Broderbund
  • Release Date: 09/29/2013
  • Software Subject: Typing
  • Color Category: Multi
  • Model Number: 8110848

Features


Master the fundamentals of typing by setting personal goals and progressing along guided roadmaps in seven easy steps, designed by educators with 12 interface themes and countless options to adapt your learning to age, needs and style

Set a personal challenge level in step one for the speed and accuracy you would like to achieve throughout the course of the lessons

Become familiar with correct body and hand positions and good posture habits in step two, which features a virtual reality model as a demonstration

Learn typing technique, finger names and home row position in step three with 18 exciting videos that introduce typing activities and interactive graphics that demonstrate proper stretch break techniques to make it simple to absorb the information

Systematically develop new keystrokes in step four, and blend them into pairs, chains, words and sentences to learn them one stage at a time

Keep track of your progress in step five in more than 100 skill checks that use real-word typing challenges to build your skill set by using it

Achieve standardized performance results you can put on a resume with step six, which includes timed typing tests

Celebrate your success in step seven, and add your own content to more than 10,000 keystrokes of practice and test material provided to keep your skills sharp

Install and use on up to three computers, and easily manage up to eight users with the integrated family management tool and parent guide



Overall customer rating

4.2
91%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I can type faster now, finally.

    Posted
    BlkShpLdr214
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    I've used this program in times past. One of my employer's years ago wanted me to improve my typing skills so I can be more efficient at my job. He had it on the company's computer and so I was using it there. When I saw at the store, I decided to pick it up and keep working on my typing skills. I'm very happy with the results and I'm looking forward to them updating program even further.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth Every Penny!

    Posted
    Incoherentmute
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    I was preparing for an interview & there was a typing exam involved; decided to buy this to freshen up my typing skills! It was very easy to use & also addictive as you challenged yourself to get faster wpm & beat your previous score. Love the fact that there are tests at the end of each lesson to test what you've learned! The kids even got in on trying it out, win..win!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent program to learn to type better.

    Posted
    Sillyfingers
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    I like this typing program a lot. I am about half way through it and have greatly increased my skill already. I gave it to my brother, a lawyer, who has to do very long documents. If you really want to dramatically increase your typing skill this program gives you the method to do it in a clear, intelligent, and efficient manner. What more can you ask for?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great typing software for my daughter

    Posted
    Gabby
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    I bought the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing software so my daughter could learn to type. This software has taught my daughter the correct placement of her fingers on the keys, and the typing activities keeps her engaged and on track. My daughter's typing has greatly improved and she is on her way to becoming a very good typist. I would recommend this product to family and friends

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mavis Beacon an excellent typing tool for beginner

    Posted
    Nelly
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    After purchasing Mavis Beacon, I never regretted my decision to do so. The fact is, Mavis Beacon provides a powerful and motivating way to learn typing skills.Although I have just started the lessons, I feel strongly that with persistent practice and setting personal goals, I will increase my typing skills and become proficient in typing..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Missing the fun element.

    Posted
    Alucard15
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    I had a previous typing program that was easier to work with and that the options were easy and simple to set up. Typing is lacking the fun element. Games are lackluster so far, I'm only comparing the games to other typing games so I don't think I'm asking a lot for a paid typing teacher program to have fun games that make it more light hearted.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with any new computers

    Posted
    CaLiCal
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    Purchased for the kids to learn how to type and realized there was a problem ehen i tried to install. It wouldn't and then i read that it is only compatible with systems from that are no longer available unless you have not yodated your computer in 6+ years.smh best buy needs to do better with their inventory

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent software for beginner typist

    Posted
    foneman
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    I was a 2 fingered typist for the past 50 years and now I am on my way to typing the correct way. It is an excellent tutorial software. You learn at your own pace and advance as fast or as slow as yo want. I highly recommend this product for anyone wanting to learn how to type.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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