Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
I learned a lot about people, and quite a bit about myself. I can easily present things to people. Afterwards, we received so many "Good Job" s and a lot of hand shakes. It was just an overall awesome presentation. Maybe we could integrate some great ideas learned at the conference into the school we go to. This will be interesting. I have some good ideas. Maybe a web server. Maybe some LTSP Edubuntu set ups. This will be very interesting.
I think the typing test is a bad website. We are looking for websites to help you learn how to type faster. This site is only telling you how fast you type. So out of 5 I would give it a 1 it doesn't help students or adults how to type just how good they are at it. So if you're really good and you like to feel good then you should go to that site.
I think that Tux Typing is a really good site for little kids. This has the basic steps to becoming a good typer. Also it has a little penguin so it has to be good. Just kidding. But it does have some really good stuff for kids. It has games and such to help you become a better typer. I would give this a 4/5. Since it is for younger kids not all starters are kids some are adults or teens/ preteens.
I think that the All bunny's typing class is a good site for kids. Every child should know about the tortoise and the hare. Well now kids can live it. If they do good then their character does good. I used to have something like this and I loved it. I'm sure your child ( if you have one) will too. I would give it a 4/5
I think that Flash Typing is a very bad game for a young child. It has the typer be a space ship and it has to vaporise other ships. I don't know about you but I wouldn't want a 3 year old getting ideas. I would give it a 2/5
I think that Dance Mat is an awesome site. It is for kids 7-11 years old. You start out with 4 stages. When you go up in each stage you learn more letters. At first you learn the home keys. Then you learn RTGY stuff like that. I give it a 5/5
I think that free Yping Game is a good site. It teaches you the letters in an easy lesson then tests you on what you learned. It also includes games. I would give it a 5/5
I think keyboarding Ideas and tecniques isn't a good site. It teaches teachers how to teach students how to type. I know if I was trying to learn how to type and I came across this I would be really upset if it was the only site online. It wouldn't help at all. I would give it a 1/5
I think keyboarding practice is a bad site. This is what it does. When you type in a letter the matching letter on the board lights up. It is a real bummer. I would give it a 1/5
I don't think keyboarding lesson is that great either. It is more like a test than anything.
I think that learn 2 type is a good website. It is for both begginners and experts. It would be good for adults and young kids. Not todlars but for 6,7 year old kids.
Wow now I know my abc's. The abc's typing games is waay to easy. It would be for real begginners. It wouldn't be for kids and it wouldn't be for adults. I give it a 0/5
Typer spider is a really good site. It is a little childish but it has good levels. It has easy, medium, and hard. Yes it has baby graphics but hey we don't need graphics so it is fine. It is good for all ages. 5/5
It says on this site that it is an online game. That costs money. So For our school I wouldn't get it because we probably couldn't afford it for every computer.
Typing Tutor was a great website. It had easy keys but the speed could be increased for someone who is really fast. This has a 4/5
Friday, April 4, 2008
Type Faster Typing Tutor: I would give this on a scale of 1-4 a 4. It has a lot of programs. It has a typing one for normal people, one for blind people, and one for spanish speaking people.
Typing Test I would give it a 2. It is only a test to see how fast you type now. It doesn't give you a way to advance in your level of typing.
Tux Typing this is a good program. It is more for kids. It has games. It's mascot is als0 a cute little penguin, So I would give it a 3.
I hope this will help you when buying a typing program
I love basketball and running. I have good grades in school and love the auther Erin Hunter. She has such a way of writing. I am in 7th grade and have 1 really good friend. She has been since I was little. Well tha'ts all I'm telling you guys Hope you like the blog.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
We will be trying some of these games this week and letting you know what we think. Please feel free to try some and give us your opinion.
We will be reviewing the following programs:
and the following websites
Al Bunny's Typing Class
Type the letters and see if the bunny can beat the turtle; free download
Choose the keys you want to practice
Attempt to vaporize asteroids (letters) before they hit your space ship; free download
Dance Mat Typing
From BBC; learn and practice keyboarding
Free Typing Games
Lessons and tests
Keyboarding Lessons and Ideas
Information about teaching keyboarding, technique checklist, resourcesClick Introduction to Keyboarding for Elementary School Students for step-by-step lessons.
Type a letter on the keyboard and watch it light up on the screen
Basic practice exercises; home row and more
Learn 2 Type
Interactive exercises which help you learn to type
Typing games; play online or download
Practice typing the letters of the alphabet
Practice typing from letters to words
Typing Pal Online
Online typing practice and exercises site; In "Practice," the game will not let you move on until you type each letter correctly
Online game; practice using the home row keys; speed is adjustable