Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Version 18

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Version 18

# 019348

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Item #: 019348
Grades: 3-AD

Product Description:

Over 250 lessons. System Requirements: WIN XP (Service Pack 2), VISTA; Mac OS 10.4 to 10.5 only.

Category Description for Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing:

One of the most popular software programs for learning and improving typing skills, this program's strength is that it is constantly challenging the user to improve their speed as well. And it works, with a combination of lessons and motivating games - all of which are tailored to the user's skill level. Mavis Beacon, your electronic teacher, keeps track of your progress, dynamically adjusts your progress based on performance, and guides you towards becoming a faster, more accurate typist. You can customize lesson plans based on age, typing ability, and progress. The Progress Tracker keeps track of speed, accuracy, words per minute, goals, and key proficiency, so you know exactly where you can improve. Each time you use the software, you pick up again where you ended previously. There are numerous user settings so you can select your goals, age, keyboard style, language (Spanish is an option in all versions plus French in Platinum.), and music preferences. The lessons are easy to complete, and a keyboard with semi-transparent hands at the bottom types along with you to show you which fingers should strike which keys. Interspersed at appropriate times are quizzes, tests, and breaks for games to help you practice your skills and track your progress. We have used this program (in a much earlier version) in our homeschool, and found it highly effective, especially in building speed. We offer four versions of Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing: Deluxe (V17), Version 18, 25th Anniversary Edition (Deluxe V20), and Platinum (V20). All offer plenty of lessons and practice you can easily tailor to your age and skill level, but the V20 versions feature more bells and whistles.

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Broderbund Software
0.15 (lbs.)
5.0" x 5.75" x 0.25"
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Why did you choose this?
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used before
Ed O on Apr 7, 2020
I purchased Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing to assist my grandchildren with their education.
Ralph L on Mar 20, 2020
used before
Ed O on Apr 7, 2020
I'm trying to get a job from home
Tyra Y on Apr 4, 2020
I purchased Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing to assist my grandchildren with their education.
Ralph L on Mar 20, 2020
Unbelievably but true, this makes learning typing kind of fun.
Joel G on Mar 18, 2020
good solid typing lessons
Cynthia C on Mar 15, 2020
I Love working with Mavis Beacon it help me to better my skills and learns to type much better. i think it help a lot to better your skills for a job.
Gail p on Mar 11, 2020
I like it
Ella N on Feb 24, 2020
i need to be able to type better for work
Lori K on Feb 12, 2020
years ago when i was in school. someone let me use it. I loved got out of touch, woke up this morning thinking about getting back n school . this version was very helpful to me.
angela f on Dec 22, 2019
Because i learned to type with Ms Mavis and now I want my daughter to learn too. it was a lot of fun
OSBALDO C on Sep 26, 2019
I used this when I was young. It is an awesome tool for teaching all grade levels how to type.
Nellie Z on Sep 2, 2019
Mavis Beacon is the standard. We've tried all the free online typing courses and they're fine for learning the keyboard and playing fun games, but my oldest needs to master speed and accuracy.
User on Jul 5, 2019
To refresh my skills and teach the ex wife how to type for a job promotion
Americo C on Jun 15, 2019
my friend recommended
Ishkhan A on May 31, 2019
to teach my daughter how to type
suri e on May 15, 2019
It is a great bargain!
Mary H on Nov 28, 2018
I want to learn to type fast and it was recommended
claudia p on Nov 8, 2018
Used it by myself, like it very much, those two disks will be gifts for my friends, who beg to borrow my disk (and I want to keep it for myself)
Irine L on Nov 1, 2018
I heard it was great!
nechama m on Oct 28, 2018
This Program is great
Lakeya N on Oct 24, 2018
Child using computer based learning only at school cannot finish his in class assignments because he never has learned typing skills. We wanted him to take typing lessons to improve his ability to finish school work in the time allotted in school.
Jennifer G on Oct 19, 2018
increase my typing speed
berlynn h on Oct 10, 2018
My first 4 kids learned to type very well with this product years ago.
Kari A on Sep 9, 2018
refresher course in speed
Beverly T on Sep 6, 2018
referred and reduced price
Linda M on Sep 6, 2018
Home schooling my kids
Patrina B on Sep 5, 2018
Recommended by a friend
William M on Aug 23, 2018
Because learning how to type both quickly and accurately by touch will help my child in many areas of life. It has certainly been a blessing to me.
Shawn P on Aug 23, 2018
I picked this item to help my son to build his skills in typing.
Warren on Aug 20, 2018
Had and older version
David P on Aug 20, 2018
Best deal
Cathy L on Aug 8, 2018
I had used the program once in high school. It was very good but I need a refresher course.
Hector V on Jul 30, 2018
Our students like it.
Marjie S on Jul 19, 2018
Introduce typing to my 9 and 7 year olds
Kristen B on Jul 16, 2018
I want an easy and inexpensive typing program for my kids.
Amy O on Jun 20, 2018
to teach my college bound student to type fast, i took this course before college and I still type amazingly
Margaret R on Jun 12, 2018
To teach people how to type.
Jeanette A on Apr 4, 2018
Son asked for it to learn to type faster
Joann K on Mar 31, 2018
i bought the cd about 10 years ago. it was so much fun i decided to try it today.
katherine f on Mar 23, 2018
need to learn to type
Marshall K on Mar 15, 2018
I am a home school mom and I want my child learn how to type, so I am hoping this will help him.
Riccarda S on Mar 12, 2018
I have a nine year old that wants to learn to type!
Daniel B on Feb 21, 2018
great price
lydia a on Jan 7, 2018
We have version 12 and it my children love using it so much it no longer works well. <br />We are now ready to purchase a new one and are happy to get the updated version.<br /><br />thank you
melinda b on Jan 5, 2018
I learned to type with Mavis back in 1998 Bought this for my daughters to learn.
Andrea S on Dec 20, 2017
For typing tutorial with games.
Herlyn E on Nov 29, 2017
Recommended to teach students keyboarding.
Jessi G on May 24, 2017
needed to round out my order to 50$, saw Mavis Beacon which i used successfuly with my older kids and purchased. I am hoping learning to keyboard/type properly will help with my dyslexic youngest child.
darla c on Sep 11, 2016
My older children used it and became great typers without any fuss. Now my youngest is old enough to learn too.
Elizabeth B on Mar 3, 2016
I have had an earlier version of Mavis Beacon and found it to be of great help to my friends who were learning to type. I lost that copy and now have a friend who would love to learn to type following Mavis' method.
Tyrone L on Jan 22, 2016
I'm trying to get a job from home
Tyra Y on Apr 4, 2020
Unbelievably but true, this makes learning typing kind of fun.
Joel G on Mar 18, 2020
Does this program work on hp chrome book laptops?
Shanae M on Mar 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I have it on my pc only. I couldn’t answer that.
Do this program work with windows 10?
Melinda H on Mar 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The "official" system requirements are much older than Windows 10. I'm interested to hear that it has worked for one customer on Windows 10 but typically, we've been told that it does not work with newer systems.
Is this a download or is it a disk? Because I have the new MacBook Air it doesn’t ha e a disk slot
Samnyoung on Feb 27, 2020
Is there a 64 bit version available? If so, how do I get it?
A shopper on Jan 23, 2020
Will this work on windows 7?
Robin on May 20, 2019
does this version operate with chrome?
A shopper on Sep 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. At least it worked in my computer.
can i download the software?
A shopper on Aug 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We don't carry a downloadable version of the Mavis Beacon program.
Does this play on any computer?
Carla D on Feb 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: System Requirements for this program: WIN XP (Service Pack 2), VISTA; Mac OS 10.4 to 10.5 only.
Can more than one person use this program?
A shopper on Feb 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can add several users. We have 4 so far. I don't know if there is a limit.
My computer has no internet access. Will the program work without connectivity & updating?
J F on Nov 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes this program works without being connected to the Internet.
is it possible to share the typing soft ware once we buy it... like on numerous PCs?
A shopper on Apr 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, just download the software from the disk to each computer.
Will this program work with Windows 10?
A shopper on Feb 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The front of this says it will work with Windows Vista/Windows XP

Hope this helps.
Can this be used by multiple students at various levels at the same time?
A shopper on Jan 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can! You just need to create a separate account for each person.
will it work with windows 8?
A shopper on Dec 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, Version 18 will not work on Windows 8. Only Mavis Beacon Platinum (#6173) works on Windows 8.
4.7 / 5.0
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Would buy again
My daughter hates typing and has not moved up to a different lesson in a few months. I, however, like it. I took typing as a kid and it’s great refresher for myself. Can use with many users, there are certificates to print out.
March 12, 2020
7 months ago
Yes the Mavis Beacon teaches typing has helped me alot,I recommend it for anyone wanting to learn its very easy the way she teaches you thanks
October 12, 2018
1 year ago
awesome teaching tool
For those who would like to improve on their speed and accuracy, this is what you actually need. I would recommend this to friends, and co-workers.
October 7, 2018
1 year ago
It jumps to the next lesson before I've mastered the last one. I remember you had to have reached a level of proficiency before moving on, it's a little frustrating.
August 30, 2018
1 year ago
I'm a graphic designer who can clear up the "one-space vs two-space" debate On typewriters the letters were all the same width and took up the same space (called "monospacing") So to distinguish the end of a sentence you needed more space - hence the two space rule Fonts designed for computers aren't monospaced (or most of them aren't anyway) - the "proportional spacing" adjusts the width between letters and so visually you don't need to added clue of the two spaces a the end of a sentence One is enough
July 14, 2011
FYI: If you go to settings you can change the program to teach with two spaces instead of one However you will need to make this change for each user
August 24, 2010
This product is well structured and engaging However it has a fundamental flaw that renders it useless for anyone seeking to have proper solid typing skills: it teaches students that there should be only one space between sentences rather than two That is wrong The rules have not changed: two spaces after the end of a sentence two spaces after a colonEditor's note: the rules do seem to be changing Here is a statement from Dr Paper concerning APA and MLA guidelines: "In the past it was recommended that you type two spaces following the end of a sentence More and more writers however are now typing only one space after the period (or other punctuation at the end of a sentence) Either one or two spaces is now acceptable (unless your instructor indicates a preference for one or the other): make certain however that the spacing between sentences is consistent throughout your paper"
February 27, 2010

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