Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Powered by UltraKey - Mac|Windows

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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Overall Customer Rating:
Rating 4.25 out of 5 stars.
92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (78 out of 85)

Product Details

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

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85 Reviews
92%of customers recommend this product.



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