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Talking Typing Teacher (TTT)

Talking Typing Teacher, an interactive program for Windows that teaches keyboarding skills. All directions, posture tips, drills and games are narrated entirely with pre-recorded human dialog (as well as shown on-screen). This means that students never listen to hard-to-understand synthesized speech when learning to type with Talking Typing Teacher. Full support for large-print users, multiple student access, and the ability to create customized lessons makes Talking Typing Teacher an invaluable teaching tool for individuals and professionals alike.

 

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Built from the ground up with blind and visually impaired students in mind, Talking Typing Teacher features digitized human speech, which is used everywhere in the program. This means that whether you're navigating menus, changing options, managing dozens of student accounts, or visiting the Help Desk, you'll enjoy listening to Eager Eddie read the screen. What makes TTT so special, however, is that each and every typing lesson or practice session is read aloud with clear, concise pre-recorded dialog. Put quite simply, you won't need to worry about trying to understand synthetic speech when you're learning to type with TTT.

But that's not all! TTT easily accommodates the specific needs of all visually impaired typists. With just a few clicks of the mouse, you can pick from dozens of fonts, change the size of text, and decide how heavy the print should be, (not to mention achieving the ideal color contrast by selecting from thirty different background and text colors). These options ensure that everyone will get the most out of Talking Typing Teacher. Whether you're reading the screen or letting Eager Eddie do the reading for you, you'll have the chance to learn to type, and enjoy doing so!

Talking Typing Teacher Key Features
  • Built-in human speech (in the form of MarvelTalk) that narrates the entire program
  • Complete interaction with both sound and full-color animations
  • Detailed lesson curriculum designed with three levels of instruction
  • Lessons consisting of spoken and displayed instructions, practice drills, and final reminders
  • Lessons that teach and reinforce typing, with careful emphasis on posture and correct typing habits
  • Three levels of instruction that not only change the number of keys that are taught, but also how the instructions are worded and presented
  • Constant positive and encouraging reinforcers throughout the entire curriculum
  • The ability to create an unlimited number of customized lessons to further enhance your typing curriculum
  • A countless number of optional tunes and sound effects to enhance student performance and make the entire curriculum exciting and fun
  • Seven separate functions to test and enhance typing skills between each lesson
  • Full support for multiple student use. This means that you can have more than one student set up with the program, and TTT will pull up each student's record when he or she logs in.
TTT Menu Outline

Here's a quick summary of the various exciting options you'll discover on the main screen of TTT:

  • "File Cabinet" is a powerful tool for teachers that makes it possible to swiftly manage entire groups, keep track of individual students' progress, and create customized typing lessons.
  • "Explore the Keyboard" allows students to press any key or key combination on the keyboard, and hear it spoken aloud. If you want the keys they type in other programs announced as well, just hold down a shift key when you push this button.
  • "Typing Lessons" is where you or your students will spend many happy hours following a detailed, fun, and interactive typing curriculum.
  • "Key Practice" is a great way to ensure that students are able to quickly locate each and every key on the keyboard.
  • "Word Practice" presents students with randomly selected words to be typed, to help reinforce newly-acquired typing skills.
  • "Sentence Practice" has been designed to help students practice typing three different levels of full-length, interesting sentences.
  • "Typing Games" is a set of six games designed to help students enjoy their newly acquired skills, creating the perfect learning environment for everyone!
  • As if that's not enough, TTT comes complete with "Talking Workbook", a fully functional word processor, that can be used to test your new typing skills on a practical application. Such advanced features as "Find", "Search and Replace", "Word Count", and "Check Spelling" are included in this fantastic editor.
  • And to top it all off, students can finish off their typing class by getting their current typing speed.
Talking Typing Teacher System Requirements
  • PC (at least 90 megahertz)
  • Windows XP, ME, 2000, 98, 95, or Windows NT Service Pack 4
  • 16 megabytes of RAM
  • PS/2 or USB (requires version 1.5B or higher) Keyboard
  • 20 megabytes of available disc space
  • 16-bit Sound card and speakers (or headphones)
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Internet Explorer 4.01 or later
Talking Typing Teacher Pro

Talking Typing Teacher Pro is fully network-compatible, and is licensed for use on up to thirty-five computers. This means that you can install the program on one computer (the server), and use it on up to thirty-five remote computers (the clients). This is of inestimable value if you are a teacher because all your students' information is stored in one central location. In this way, you can always keep track of your student's progress, without having to go around to each desk. Because student reports are updated every minute, you can keep tabs on each student in your class from any computer on your network that always has accurate, up-to-date data.

TTT Pro also comes complete with an electronic copy of the comprehensive teacher's instruction kit. This innovative educational package is designed to assist professionals in teaching the Talking Typing Teacher program. It contains a text copy of all three levels of instruction, along with helpful hints and tips for each one. Although the entire curriculum is presented audibly and visually, this kit gives a professional an excellent idea of what is covered in each lesson, allowing for greater adaptability in planning and presentation. The tips at the end of each lesson have been designed to allow the teacher to present students the material and/or additional practice at their own pace and cognitive ability.

TTT PRO System Requirements
  • PC (at least 90 megahertz)
  • Windows XP, ME, 2000, 98, 95, or Windows NT Service Pack 4
  • 16 megabytes of RAM
  • Standard keyboard (Not USB!)
  • 420 megabytes of available disc space on the server computer
  • 20 megabytes of available disc space on the client computer
  • 16-bit Sound card and speakers (or headphones)
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Internet Explorer 4.01 or later

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