Typing Instructor Platinum - Mac

Typing Instructor Platinum - Mac

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Retail price: $29.95
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Ages: 5+

Grades: K-12+

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Product Code: 080-143

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Typing Instructor Platinum

Timberdoodle's Favorite Typing Program Is Now Available for Macs!
If you are looking for the best typing program available for your family, look no further. We spent countless hours evaluating the competition, but everything else we tried was juvenile, stressful, violent, or just plain dumb.

A No-Nonsense Approach to Typing
As busy teaching parents with children who feel equally occupied with commitments, we were looking for a no-nonsense approach to typing. Being able to get in, get the lesson done, and move on is a tremendous benefit and with Typing Instructor Platinum you can.

Lessons Can Be Tailored to Your Skill Level
Typing Instructor Platinum offers a variety of typing plans that can be tailored to your skill level and preferences, including a typing plan just for children. Plus, with the "dynamic learning" technology, your child will improve faster because his weak areas will be automatically targeted. With this version you will be able to create your own lessons, add your own music, and even build your own typing plans. Finally, the clincher for us was the dictation feature. Here your child will improve his touch-typing skills by typing as the computer reads aloud a passage to him. As you can guess, some passages are better than others, but this is a great, practical skill, so sort through the essays to find ones that you are comfortable with.

Add Your Favorite Music
No typing program is perfect and Typing Instructor Platinum is no exception. We don't care for the arcade games, and some of the music drives us nuts. But you can skip the games and turn off or add your own music and it will not affect the efficiency of the program.

The Best Tool to Teach This Indispensible Skill
Being a competent typist gives children greater job flexibility and allows them to be more productive. Typing Instructor Platinum is the easiest, most cost-effective method to teach this vital skill.

Mac System Requirements
  • Internet is required for initial activation
  • PowerPC G4, G5, or Intel Core Duo processor; 800 MHz processor or higher
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, including Lion
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • 580 MB Hard Drive space
  • Video card with 32 MB of video RAM
  • 1024 X 768 resolution
  • Speakers& Mouse
  • Internet Connection Recommended

For Windows versions, click below:
Typing Instructor Platinum v21 for Win 7
Typing Instructor for Kids v5 for Win 7
Features

Educational
  • Proven Typing Instruction Techniques
  • Hundreds of Plans, Lessons, & Tests
  • Standard or Split Keyboard & Keypad
  • New! 20+ Step-by-Step Typing Plans

    Entertaining
  • 3 Travel Themes
  • 36 Travel Destinations
  • 10 Action-Packed Games
  • Multi-Level Games
  • Wild West, Erik the Viking, & Sea Adventure

    Motivating
  • Collect Rewards & Travel Accomplishments
  • 300+ Interesting Magazine Articles
  • Add Your Own Plans, Lessons, Tests, Articles, & Music


  • Faith-Based: No

    Customer Reviews

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    T.
    This is a disc

    I was under the impression I was buying a digital download for macs but this is a disc. As most new macs don’t have a CD-ROM, I would love to see a download available for typing instruction, rather than using what’s available on the internet.

    Taylor, thank you for your review! We are so sorry to hear of this experience. The need for a digital download recently came to our product team's attention as well, and we are discussing with the manufacturer whether it will be possible for us to offer one to our customers soon. Thank you for your feedback! - the Timberdoodle Team
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    K.H.
    Wonderful program!

    Wonderful program!

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    J.D.
    Great program especially for the price!

    We decided to teach our 3rd grader how to type since he suffers from dysgraphia. We found this program very easy to use and to incorporate into our schedule. You can set up a personalized typing schedule. Or you can go in and play any of the arcade games based on your level. It really is fun and it passes time quickly for the child. They don't even realize how much they are learning. The only downside for us is the timer...It stresses my son out to know he is being timed and I haven't found a way to remove it other than put a sticky note over it. It is necessary to be timed though for calculating WPM.

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    C.A.
    Not the best for a younger child, fine for older

    I bought this hoping to use it for my seven year old son. It really is to advanced for him, I now realize I should have not have gotten the platinum version. I was trying to avoid the games in the other version. :) I grew up using Mavis Beacon, and the feel of this typing program feels more 90's style to me. I think it will work just fine for him as he gets a little older, I just wouldn't suggest getting it for younger children.


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