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Tool Factory Keyboarding Adventure - Improve Keyboarding Skills the fun way!
See a demo! Windows and Mac versions on same CD Networkable
Item #: 2150
Gr. K-8, Inclusion
"The students enjoyed this program. I was surprised at how intent they became on trying to improve. Several even asked to use it during recess time!"

-- Marianne Mulfinger, Lead Technology Teacher

With Tool Factory Keyboarding Adventure, discover the Australian outback with your animated young guide Kewala the Koala. Kewala has a lot to learn about the dangers of the outback, and as you type in either English or Spanish, he discovers more and more dangers! Hurry! Type faster so Kewala will survive his journey and make it to the Kingdom of Eaz. With clever commentary, 2,500 animations, 20 characters, and music, Kewala motivates children to keep typing without ever knowing that they are learning!

"Most of the time students don’t like to practice their keyboarding skills. With this program they didn’t complain and enjoyed learning. They had fun."

-- Mark Ravenscroft, Keyboarding Instructor

Tool Factory’s Keyboarding Adventure is comprised of 10 different challenges. The first 8 adventures teach you to type with ten fingers and the ability to read as you are typing. The program also illustrates proper posture and hand positioning so as not to develop bad habits from the beginning. The 9th and 10th challenges develop speed and accuracy. The exercises are modeled on English sentences and are part of a developing story as opposed to nonsense text. This helps to hold students' attention, although occasional nonsense words are used to practice unusual letter combinations and concentration. Intelligent tracking monitors every keystroke to create a personalized course for every learner so that keyboarding skills are developed in the shortest amount of time possible.

"Students seemed riveted by the 'game' feeling of the program."

-- Sally Bisaccio, Network Lab Supervisor

Statements of Proficiency follow the end of each challenge to show progress detailing speed in words per minute (WPM) and accuracy. There are motivating Key Reports which graph the student’s progress in each individual key with relation to the standard average of speed and percentage of errors. Now kids can easily see their problem areas and focus more attention where it is needed. Progress reports are available listing all challenges, when they were taken, and the scores.

Advanced reporting features are a great way to show progress and learning! Teachers can change global settings such as one or two spaces after a period to fit their needs. There is also a graphical presentation of speed and accuracy per key, which can then be compared to the goals set by teachers.

Features include:
  • 2,500 Animations, 20 talking characters, 200+ unique environments, and music.
  • Intelligent tracking enables the program to build customized exercises, based on progress in previous lessons.
  • Designed for self-paced learning and independent use.
  • Includes courses for common punctuation, the number keypad, and speed and accuracy challenges.
  • Graphs track speed, accuracy, lesson progress, and show targets.
  • Mini-keyboard continuously displays keys mastered.
  • Start at any level, the program adapts to the proficiency of the user.
  • Admin module makes managing large groups of students a breeze.


What makes Tool Factory Keyboarding Adventure the best choice typing tutor choice?
  • Easy to Use - A clear interface with meaningful text, regular feedback and progress reports
  • Interactive Animations - Fun and compelling environment to engage students on an adventure with Kewala as they learn to type.
  • Efficient learning - Learn to touch type in 10 lessons – usually in around 10 hours as you learn at your own pace.
  • Comprehensive learning - Includes 5 additional courses to develop speed, accuracy, punctuation and keyboard skills. Includes extension lessons to reinforce your new touch typing skills.
  • Proven - Used by over four million people in 11 countries and 6 languages.
  • GuaranteedIf within 30 days and upon completion of the full course you have not improved your keyboard skills then we will refund your money!


Tool Factory Keyboarding Skills - Improve Keyboarding Skills!See a demo! Windows & Mac versions on same CD Networkable
Improve your touch-typing skills by 40% in just 10 easy lessons! Over 4 million people have been trained worldwide with this system, available in both English and Spanish! Appropriate for students, teachers and parents alike, Tool Factory Keyboarding Skills monitors every keystroke to create a personal course for every learner so that keyboarding skills are developed in the shortest amount of time possible. Ideal for self-study, the friendly instructor reinforces instruction and patiently helps with small difficulties, providing extra exercises to eliminate weaknesses. Each lesson is modeled on English sentences, helping emerging typists to feel more relaxed as they construct familiar words. Occasional nonsense drills are included to build concentration and to practice unusual letter combinations. There is even a course for commonly used punctuation keys, a number keypad course, a speed builder and advanced user course. Clear reports are displayed at the end of every lesson, and users can view progress at any time during the course with a Statement of Proficiency or Progress Reports. The Admin program makes it simple to manage large user groups, sort and search data, print reports and generate completion certificates.












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Minimum system requirements: Win XP or higher 500 MHz Mac system OSX or higher

128 MB RAM or higher

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