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List Price: $29.95
Our Price: $12.50
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Ages: 5+
Grade Levels: K-12+

Availability: Usually Ships in 24 to 48 Hours
Product Code: 080-143

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Typing Instructor Platinum

Timberdoodle's Favorite Typing Program Is Now Available for Macs!
If you are looking for the best typing program available for your family, look no further. We spent countless hours evaluating the competition, but everything else we tried was juvenile, stressful, violent, or just plain dumb.

A No-Nonsense Approach to Typing
As busy teaching parents with children who feel equally occupied with commitments, we were looking for a no-nonsense approach to typing. Being able to get in, get the lesson done, and move on is a tremendous benefit and with Typing Instructor Platinum you can.

Lessons Can Be Tailored to Your Skill Level
Typing Instructor Platinum offers a variety of typing plans that can be tailored to your skill level and preferences, including a typing plan just for children. Plus, with the "dynamic learning" technology, your child will improve faster because his weak areas will be automatically targeted. With this version you will be able to create your own lessons, add your own music, and even build your own typing plans. Finally, the clincher for us was the dictation feature. Here your child will improve his touch-typing skills by typing as the computer reads aloud a passage to him. As you can guess, some passages are better than others, but this is a great, practical skill, so sort through the essays to find ones that you are comfortable with.

Add Your Favorite Music
No typing program is perfect and Typing Instructor Platinum is no exception. We don't care for the arcade games, and some of the music drives us nuts. But you can skip the games and turn off or add your own music and it will not affect the efficiency of the program.

The Best Tool to Teach This Indispensible Skill
Being a competent typist gives children greater job flexibility and allows them to be more productive. Typing Instructor Platinum is the easiest, most cost-effective method to teach this vital skill.

Mac System Requirements
  • Internet is required for initial activation
  • PowerPC G4, G5, or Intel Core Duo processor; 800 MHz processor or higher
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, including Lion
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • 580 MB Hard Drive space
  • Video card with 32 MB of video RAM
  • 1024 X 768 resolution
  • Speakers& Mouse
  • Internet Connection Recommended

For Windows versions, click below:
Typing Instructor Platinum v21 for Win 7
Typing Instructor for Kids v5 for Win 7
Features

Educational
  • Proven Typing Instruction Techniques
  • Hundreds of Plans, Lessons, & Tests
  • Standard or Split Keyboard & Keypad
  • New! 20+ Step-by-Step Typing Plans

    Entertaining
  • 3 Travel Themes
  • 36 Travel Destinations
  • 10 Action-Packed Games
  • Multi-Level Games
  • Wild West, Erik the Viking, & Sea Adventure

    Motivating
  • Collect Rewards & Travel Accomplishments
  • 300+ Interesting Magazine Articles
  • Add Your Own Plans, Lessons, Tests, Articles, & Music

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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review.

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    Wonderful program! October 6, 2014
    Reviewer: Kristine H.  
    Wonderful program!

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    Typing Instructor Platinum - Mac October 3, 2011
    Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Vancouver, WA United States  
    My children, ages 13 and 15, loved this and both learned to type with proficiency by using it. Knowing how to type has significantly improved my son's ability to complete his writing assignments. Highly recommended!

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    Great program especially for the price! October 3, 2011
    Reviewer: Jennifer D. from Colorado  
    We decided to teach our 3rd grader how to type since he suffers from dysgraphia. We found this program very easy to use and to incorporate into our schedule. You can set up a personalized typing schedule. Or you can go in and play any of the arcade games based on your level. It really is fun and it passes time quickly for the child. They don't even realize how much they are learning. The only downside for us is the timer...It stresses my son out to know he is being timed and I haven't found a way to remove it other than put a sticky note over it. It is necessary to be timed though for calculating WPM.

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    Not the best for a younger child, fine for older August 24, 2011
    Reviewer: Caroline Allen from Oak Grove, MO United States  
    I bought this hoping to use it for my seven year old son. It really is to advanced for him, I now realize I should have not have gotten the platinum version. I was trying to avoid the games in the other version. :) I grew up using Mavis Beacon, and the feel of this typing program feels more 90's style to me. I think it will work just fine for him as he gets a little older, I just wouldn't suggest getting it for younger children.

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