Welcome & What’s New with Typing Agent?

Welcome to the Typing Agent blog, I am excited to share it with you.  This blog will be a place where you can learn about some of Typing Agent’s most popular features and tools, find out about new ones coming down the pike, learn some of Typing Agent’s best practices in schools and districts, explore hot topics in ed-tech, and much more!  We hope you will make this a place you will come back to and join us on this blog journey.

As we get started, just a little about myself, I am the CEO of Typing Agent.  I also taught keyboarding and technology in a Seattle area school for over 18 years.  Teaching gave me a lot of insight when it came to designing the program, in fact it’s what inspired me to do it, and as the technology and needs have evolved Typing Agent has turned into one of the most sophisticated and effective typing tutors for schools and districts.

Right now, there’s a hive of activity at Typing Agent, we are preparing for users to experience our new innovative keyboarding program with the launch of Typing Agent 5.0.  We didn’t just make a few improvements, we started from the ground up with input from our teachers and district administrators. Not only will it have a fresh new look, but students will experience improvements through gamification and differentiated learning. Teachers and administrators will get better insights into how students are progressing through the curriculum. We also understand that each student and school are unique in their needs, so customization remains a priority throughout. At the core of it all, is ADA accommodations built for a better experience on all levels of interaction with the program.  Here are some of the highlights of TA 5.0:

Adaptive Curriculum Technology
New Digital Citizenship Curriculum
Beginning and Advanced Learn to Type Code
More Student Incentives
ADA Compliance
Spanish
Enhanced User Experience

It’s an exciting time and we can’t wait for the big reveal!  Get ready for the new TA 5.0 launch this summer 2018!

About the Author: Kris Peterson

CEO and Visionary of Typing Agent. Technology Teacher for over 18 years. Dedicated to delivering the most sophisticated and fun ed-tech software to schools and districts!

8 Comments

    1. HI Shannon, we are aiming for a release date of July 4th. Schools and districts will have the choice to stay in the current version or upgrade, we certainly hope you’ll want to upgrade, at which time it will be available to you automatically.

  1. Will you be in communication with us as soon as 5.0 is available/ready for us as teachers to access? I’ll certainly want to check it out and get new student lessons made for the first few days of the school year.

    1. Thanks for the comment. Yes, we have sent information out via email and in-app to our teachers and admins, you should have received them and we certainly will continue to inform you for an easy transition to 5.0.

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