From Test to Success – LDAP Integration Pilot with South Kitsap School District

Case_studySouth Kitsap School District (SKSD) in Washington State, USA has a goal to have keyboarding basics learned by grade 6 as part of the Common Core State Standards Initiative. In Spring 2014, Derry Lyons, Director of IT Services for SKSD contacted Typing Master regarding the possibility of LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) in their pilot of Typing Master typing courses for the upcoming school year. The school district was familiar with Typing Master from its screening of online typing tools in the spring and was looking for the best fit to integrate the keyboarding courses into their existing school systems.
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August Update Brings Voice-overs and a Playful Keyboard Introduction

By popular demand, Typing Master’s August update will include some features that our customers have been wishing for! Children will especially enjoy the features as they kick off the new school year. Your friendly but until now silent guide Alex will finally have his vocal debut! In addition, the update will include games geared toward Kindergarten through Second Graders to introduce them to the keyboard. The new features are a great way to welcome returning students and new students alike to Typing Master courses!
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Typing Master Courses Span the Globe

Typing Master courses know no borders! Keyboarding skills are essential so it may not come as a shock to learn that people aged 7-100 have learned to keyboard with Typing Master’s proven course system. You might be surprised though that Typing Master software is currently used in over 160 countries and territories around the world! It seems that people around the world appreciates our friendly courses and thoughtful approach to learning to keyboard.
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Feature Spotlight: LDAP Authentication

Typing Master is happy to announce that Lightweight Directory Access Protocol or LDAP support is now available.

The new feature links Typing Master with a school’s LDAP directory so that users can log into Typing Master courses with the same ID and password that they use to log into their school’s system. Continue reading Feature Spotlight: LDAP Authentication

Feature Spotlight: Visual Themes

More is More! Two Great Visual Themes to Choose From

We at Typing Master understand that people like variety and choice. It’s fun to change our style, hair and even our themes! Our latest update will give you just what you were looking for – two different visual themes to suit every taste.

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Feature Spotlight: Review Drill

Tame Those Tricky Words

We at Typing Master know that it’s finger movements, not specific keys that can be difficult to master and cause typos. In addition to spelling, students typically struggle with specific key combinations or words that we at Typing Master call ”tricky words.” Typing tricky words can be frustrating as it results in increased mistakes and slower typing speed. That’s why the Review Drill comes in handy. It’s tailored to each student because Typing Master identifies each student’s own specific tricky words and selects those words for targeted practice.

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