Typing Instructor Gold - Windows
Typing Instructor Gold for Windows, Version 22
Our Favorite Typing Program!
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 a busy teaching parent 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 Gold you can.
Lessons Can Be Tailored to Your Skill Level
Typing Instructor Gold 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 Gold 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 Indispensable Skill
Being a competent typist gives children greater job flexibility and allows them to be more productive. Typing Instructor Gold is the easiest, most cost-effective method to teach this vital skill.
Take the Tour to learn everything about Typing Instructor. The Travel Port shows typists where they are on their Adventure, where they are going next, and what keys they will learn. The Passport shows stamps of the places they have visited so far. Typists can display a variety of graphs in the Saved Results area to see their performance on all their completed typing activities: lessons, tests, articles, and even games. Users can see their progress and the keys on the keyboard they need to practice. Typing Instructor’s Dynamic Learning feature evaluates Typist’s Results to determine weak typing skill areas. Once identified, Typing Instructor automatically creates specific lessons for the typist to improve weak areas.
From the Publisher:
Typing Instructor Gold is the most advanced Typing Program available. It presents Typing Instructor in full-screen size and rich color for the optimum Typing Instructor experience for typists. No other Typing tutorial is more entertaining and educational.
Pack your bags and get ready to go on a Worldwide Typing Adventure! Travel through time, go on Safari, or take a trip around the world as you learn to type or improve your typing skills. Typists begin their adventure in the Travel Port where they select a unique travel adventure. First stop: the prehistoric era, or Antarctica, or Australia! Each typing adventure is packed with so much fun and motivation, typists forget they are learning to type. They’ll progress through the Adventure by taking lessons, tests, typing challenges and playing fun typing games using just the keys they have learned and practiced in lessons and tests. When they complete the typing activities at a destination, they’ll receive a stamp in their passport. When the passport is full, they have completed the adventure and are on their way to becoming Touch Typists.
Packed with Motivation
The ultimate reward of the Adventure is completing all typing activities in the Adventure and filling their passport with stamps from each stop on their journey. Typists can take all three Adventures and visit 36 exciting destinations.
There are several fun ways to practice. Typists can take a break from their typing adventure at any time to check out the Practice Terminal. Here they’ll find an arcade where they can choose to play any of Typing Instructor’s games. Additional lessons and tests, not included in the adventure, are also available. Typists can also create their own custom lessons and tests. Typists can practice dictation, choosing from a library of diverse materials. They can also practice typing an article or story, choosing from hundreds of topics in the magazine rack or even create their own personal magazine.
Take the Tour to learn everything about Typing Instructor. The Travel Port shows typists where they are on their Adventure, where they are going next, and what keys they will learn. The Passport shows stamps of the places they have visited so far. Typists can display a variety of graphs in the Saved Results area to see their performance on all their completed typing activities; lessons, tests, articles, and even games. Users can see their progress and the keys on the keyboard they need to practice. Typing Instructor’s Dynamic Learning feature evaluates Typist’s Results to determine weak typing skill areas. Once identified, Typing Instructor automatically creates specific lessons for the typist to improve weak areas.
Hours of Fun
Typing Instructor has unique games to keep typists interested in playing. This repetitive activity builds finger-to-key memory and before they know it, they are well on their way to becoming Touch Typists! Games can be played in a variety of ways, including different levels of difficulty to keep typists interested in continuing to the next level. Games can be played with just the keys they have learned so far, or with all the keys on the keyboard.
There are many program controls in Typing Instructor. Typists can select English or Spanish and a Typing Plan that fits their skill level – there are 20 unique plans! Typists can even build their own custom plan, as well as adjusting their goal word per minute at any time.
Windows System Requirements
The GOLD Title's Improvements:
For other versions, click below:
Typing Instructor Gold for MAC
Typing Instructor Gold for Kids for PC
MAC Typing Instructor for Kids Gold
Publisher: Individual Software
Version: 22, Gold
Publisher's Recommended Age Range: 8 & Up
Compatible With: Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7
Awards and Endorsements:
SIIA Codie Award Finalist - Best Education Technology Solution for Home/Consumer
Newsweek Magazine - Top 50 CD-ROMs
CD-ROM Today - Critic's Choice!
Top Ten Reviews - Best Overall 2018 - Gold Award!
Bessie Awards - Best Educational Software
Computer Times - Editor's Choice Software
The ComputED Gazette - Winner! Eddie Awards - Best in Typing/Keyboarding!
My 11-year old ADHD kiddo found this a bit boring. He hasn't made it past the first part of "asl;" because it doesn't hold his attention and he isn't doing well enough to make it past this letter combination. It's now difficult to get him to even sign on. Are there sections I'm missing that would make this more fun?
Thanks for your review! The Typing Instructor lessons are built around a travel adventure, where the student travels to different locations to complete each lesson and earn a stamp in their passport. But if your child wants to take a break from the lessons, they can always visit the Practice Terminal and choose from the arcade games there which will reinforce what they have been learning in the lesson portions. I hope this helps! Let us know if you have any further questions! --- The Timberdoodle Team
Just started and already having a problem getting them off of it. Great problem to have, doesn't seem like work getting them to do school work.
Nice program. My son and I are enjoying this typing program.
All my kids enjoy this typing program
I bought it for my teen and I didn't realize more then one person can use this. My kids really enjoy it and my little one sees her siblings trying so I will be ordering her one for her age.