Type to Learn 4 is a computer program that teaches students to type through a number of activities, lessons and typing games. The program is designed for children from kindergarten through the 12th grade.
Type to Learn 4 was developed based on the research of cumulative, sequential touch typing, and it helps students build keyboarding skills. The lessons are set up in a cycle through which students can review concepts, see a demonstration, practice typing and then take an assessment. Throughout the lessons, there is a continuous focus on ergonomic safety and home row positioning. The program also emphasizes speed and accuracy, and it offers students goals for success.
Type to Learn 4 is available as a Web-enabled client application and as a CD-ROM. Students can use the program at home or school, and it helps them establish an essential skill. Both teachers and parents like the real-time features of its record-keeping options, including reports and progress graphs on activities, lessons and assessments. Teachers can also analyze the keyboard errors that occur and see details based on fingers, hands and keys in order to identify students' problem areas. Parents can also access progress reports through the program by logging in through a student account.