Keyboard from Home (Joseph Druskin)
Type To Learn 4 Agents of Information (Web version)
Home Use Instructions
Our new keyboarding software is available for students at home via the web. You can download software to install it on your computer from TTL4 link. We would like to share some tips for keyboarding at home before the download directions, as follows:
Posture is important.
Sit up straight and use a chair that allows forearms to be parallel to the floor and wrists held above the table or desk, not resting on it. (Double L position)
If possible, have feet flat on the floor.
Focus on the screen, not on the keys.
Some students are working to achieve grade level goals. Others are working to achieve personal bests. All students should be relaxed as they go through the lessons and activities. We will be checking periodically to see student progress.
Students are not allowed to look at the keyboard when practicing at school. We use covers designed for our specific keyboards that cover all the keys. If you notice your student looking down at the keys, fold a piece of construction paper or newspaper into a tent so it rests over the keyboard and their hands to prevent them from looking. There are hand and finger placement tools and keyboard placement diagrams on the screen during most of the lessons.
Take breaks from time to time. Look away from the screen, stretch your arms and fingers, and keep practice times short and frequent instead of long stretches once or twice a week. Some classroom teachers have set up homework involving keyboarding using their individual systems.
1. Click on the link to reach the client download site. (TTL4 link)
2. Download the version you need (mac or pc), and follow the installation instructions.
Your child knows his or her login information, but the first time you use the software it will ask you for an account code also. Our school has the code 129233. After you enter it once you won't have to again.