Typing Instructor Deluxe 17.3 CD-ROM (in a paper sleeve)

Typing Instructor Deluxe 17.3 CD-ROM (in a paper sleeve)

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Item #: 012240
Grades: 3-AD

Product Description:

This fun and easy program is guaranteed to improve your typing ability. It is organized into lessons, tests, and practice material. "Next Step" lessons put you in command of the keyboard, and you use proven teaching methods, such as double and repetitive key-stroking to learn faster. It includes 10-key techniques and instructions for a split or standard keyboard. 3-D graphical hands help guide the student. Tests reinforce the skills that are practiced and provide a measurement of progress. These timed tests provide levels of advancement and make it fun by providing colorful photos and music. After completing any of the typing material, you get immediate feedback on your speed and accuracy with charts and graphs that allow you to see your progress and identify your weak areas. Multimedia presentations on the CD-ROM include the "History of Typing," which gives you a new perspective of the invention and development of typing and teaches the best hand and sitting positions. One of the awesome features on this CD-ROM is something called the Magazine Rack. It includes material from over 300 books, short stories, and articles that you can use to practice your typing with. Also, an Internet site has been designed for this product. New lessons, tests, special exercises, additional articles, and practice material are available to download when you want to use it. My favorite part of this program is the Virtual Adventures section. In this section, you can choose from ten fun games to improve your keyboard or 10-key skills. You have to type quickly and correctly to succeed in these fun games that make you forget you are improving your skills. The games include Sea Adventure, Flotsam Fighter II, Xtreme Typing, Gone Fishin', The Wild West, Tomb Typer, Cliffhanger, Diamond Glider, Typer Shark, and Erik the Viking. This program is for anyone who wants to improve their typing skills and doesn't mind having some fun along the way. Please note that this software comes in a paper sleeve, not a box. Minimum system requirements (Windows ONLY): Windows 7, Vista, XP, ME, 2000, or 98; 50 MB RAM; 580 MB Hard drive space. Rachel S.

Category Description for Typing Instructor:

Improve your typing skills with this entertaining, interactive program. It is similar to Typing Instructor Deluxe 17.3, but with additional enhancements to make learning more fun. This program centers around a travel theme, with the player beginning at a travel port surrounded by twelve world flags. As you progress through lessons, games, and typing tests, you receive a stamp on a passport for each destination you complete. Photos of world destinations appear throughout the lessons. Helpful reference features include a How to Type button (covering finger positions and posture) and a presentation on the history of typing. The Practice Center contains fun activities, such as the Magazine Rack (typing exercises from over 300 books, articles and short stories), dictation exercises, and the Arcade (with twelve video games). Students receive feedback on words per minute and accuracy after each lesson (with detailed analysis available), and they can even print achievement certificates. Lessons can be completed in English or Spanish. Please note: an internet connection is required for registration/activation but not for daily use of the program. Available for Mac or PC systems, or in a set that includes both. Software comes in a plain paper sleeve with basic installation instructions. Set of both versions includes both PC and Mac CDs.

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It sounds like a great program for kids to learn typing.
Emily L on Aug 24, 2019
My seventh grade daughter is excited about learning how to type.
Dena S on Mar 12, 2019
It sounds like a great program for kids to learn typing.
Emily L on Aug 24, 2019
to learn how to type
Sandy O on Aug 23, 2019
My seventh grade daughter is excited about learning how to type.
Dena S on Mar 12, 2019
recommended by another homeschool mom
Lois T on Jan 6, 2018
Used this in past and found it to be easy to use for beginners and reluctant learners.
Rebecca L on Oct 3, 2017
cathy duffy review
Maggie D on Sep 21, 2017
It looked like it would be perfect for my kids!
Maria R on Jun 2, 2017
Cathy Duffy review said it was a good hard drive based curriculum
Jerian P on Oct 11, 2016
The kids out grow their other program. I am just hoping this one will work well for them.
Julie S on Aug 25, 2016
practical skills use
Deborah R on Aug 24, 2016
We have an older version that my older kids loved. I want my younger ones to use it as well, but we need an updated version.
Jennifer B on Aug 22, 2016
Cathy Duffy's Reviews
Angela S on Aug 12, 2016
My younger students need to learn to type. We used an online sample and we decided to purchase the CD-ROM so everyone can brush up on their typing skills.
Melissa M on Jul 22, 2016
my children need to begin typing and I wanted a program that could extend through adulthood
Mikki L on Jul 6, 2016
Cathy Duffy review and price
Sellenee S on Apr 14, 2016
Well reviewed
Julie M on Feb 15, 2016
Used older version, but wouldn't work on newer computer - loved it
Laura C on Jan 12, 2016
A friend recommended this program to me because her kids love it.
Janean C on Jan 11, 2016
I checked with Cathy Duffy reviews and she recommends this keyboarding program for kids ages 8 and older.
DAWN B on Dec 30, 2015
to learn how to type
Sandy O on Aug 23, 2019
recommended by another homeschool mom
Lois T on Jan 6, 2018
Hi, I read on one site a review that says Typing Instructor has a section that shows evolution? is that true?
A shopper on Jul 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, that is correct. There is one section that speaks on evolution. I did not know that when purchasing the product. My kids are able to skip that section and move on. Hope this helps!
Is this compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 10?
A shopper on May 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I purchased this last year for my kids as I was told it was compatible, but I have not been able to get it to work on our Windows 8 or Windows 10 computer.
Can this be used for multiple students?
A shopper on Oct 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This can certainly be used for multiple students, multiple ages, multiple abilities. We used it for elementary to high school, even brush up for adult.
Will this work on a MAC?
A shopper on Nov 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, Typing Instructor Deluxe will not work on Macs. This is the only version of Typing Instructor Deluxe that will work on Macs - http://www.rainbowresource.com/proddtl.php?id=008368&subject=Handwriting/9&category=Typing+%2F+Keyboarding+Software/11456. System requirements are: -Mac OS X 10.4 or higher including Lion.
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It doesnt work! We can only do the pretest and thats it.
September 23, 2019
10 months ago
I work and learn at my own pace.
Found the course easy to follow ,very well organized, the fact you can connect to a program extension on line is great.
November 10, 2015
over 4 years ago
My 6 and 7 year old girls use this program and have done remarkably well Within 10 days they had learned the entire keyboard and were typing 20+ WPM w/ 90% accuracy or better The games are competitive in nature and really make learning to type fun (lots of races) While progressing through the game you collect treasures and have to type at a given speed and accuracy to move on You can set certain skill levels to start and the program makes recommendations according to the child's performance Even when you reach the castle (the highest level) the program offers lots of fun and challenges My girls would literally spend hours on this game if I allowed them I even set myself up on the game! It's been a fun way for me to brush up on my typing skills too!
April 26, 2007

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