For more than 25 years, Mavis Beacon has provided dynamic personal instruction, placing students in lessons based on their current skill level and adjusting their path as their typing improves. The enhanced Classroom Manager now allows teachers to easily set goals for a single student or an entire classroom at once, set and change student passwords and more! Both speed and accuracy count in competitive racing games played over the school's network. And for motivation to practice, students can type RSS feeds, song lyrics or the entire text of dozens of classic novels from Pride and Prejudice to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Grades 1 and up.
Windows XP and later, including Windows 10.
Classroom Manager - Installed on the school's server, Classroom Manager allows teachers to easily set goals and track student progress, set and control passwords and more.
Custom Lesson Designer - Teachers can create lessons with any text, set lesson limits (time, number of errors, number of words) and goals (speed, accuracy).
Type a Novel for Practice - Students can catch up on their classics while they practice, with the full text of dozens of novels from Pygmalion to Huckleberry Finn.
Built in RSS Feeds - Students get smarter while they practice with up- to-the-minute news feeds from BBC News to The Weather Channel.
Ergonomics Lesson - Ergonomics checklists and videos in the Media Center show students how good posture, typing habits, and workspace design can promote typing safety.