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World Typeathon Starts Monday–Join in!

Posted by on November 12, 2016

There’s something exciting going on over at Typing Tournament Online: The World Typeathon.typethon-4

This is a free event and allows students to pit their skills against typists from around the planet. Here are the details:


Round 2 starts Monday Nov 14th 2016 and ends Sunday Dec 18th 2016.

For the full-time table click here.

Everyone can participate at any time

From as little as one week to the full 5 weeks and from 1 class to the whole school – all may participate in the World Typeathon. Students can type from school or home on any device, including iPads. It’s open to any class from any school in the world.

To get started for FREE you will need to:

  1. Start your teacher account. In the process, you’ll need to Identify your school to enable us to be in touch with you to give you access during the Typeathon.
  2. Add your students. This short video will show you how to add your students’ details
  3. Print the students’ logins for them and start typing!


Round 1 Monday Nov 7th to Sunday Nov 13th, midnight Australian Eastern Daylight Time
Round 2 Monday Nov 14th to Sunday Nov 20th
Round 3 Monday Nov 21st to Sunday Nov 27th
Round 4 Monday Nov 28th to Sunday Dec 4th
Round 5 Monday Dec 5th to Sunday Dec 11th
Round 6 Monday Dec 12th to Sunday Dec 18th

typethon-2Prize Categories

There are prizes every week for 6 weeks and Grand Champion prizes at the end!

Prizes include Certificates, trophies and a ZooWhiz 24/7 Subscription.

Individual Gold, Silver and Bronze Printed Certificates for all students in the classes that have:

The fastest average typing speed for a class in the week

The most words typed in the week for a beginner class2

The most words typed in the week for an intermediate class2

The most words typed in the week for an advanced class2

Grand Champion Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies for the classes with:

The fastest average typing speed for a class in any one week

The most words typed in any one week for a beginner class2

The most words typed in any one week for an intermediate class2

The most words typed in any one week for an advanced class2

Major Prizes

Each Gold Level Grand Champion receives a 1 year 24/7 School and Home Licence for ZooWhiz valued at over $4000.  Click here to Find out more.

typethon-3Winners announced

Weekly Round winners will be posted on the leaderboard and by email.

More information about the World Typeathon

For more information, including video help and the finer points of the World Typeathon click here.

About the Revolutionary New Typing Tournament Online

Typing Tournament Online is simple and fun to use yet a powerful and sophisticated online typing tutor for schools. It uses a unique combination of mastery learning, teaching sequences and games to motivate both children and adults to learn the vital skill of keyboarding. Informed by in-class research it is packed full of clever, innovative features that reduce the supervision load for teachers, actively guide children through the activities for optimal learning and ensure that they are using the right fingers on the right keys. It teaches typing for life!

Anywhere, anytime, any device

Typing Tournament Online can be used anywhere there is an internet connection including home and school, at any time of day and on any device including iPads and other mobile tablets. Uniquely, Typing Tournament Online uses an on-screen keyboard to overcome the serious issues arising from the inbuilt soft keyboards on mobile devices.

Teaches the vital life skill of 10 finger typing

Because those with 10 finger typing skills can type properly, they can complete their work faster and are at a massive advantage in life. Accurate, rapid keyboarding skills are critical for today’s learners and tomorrow’s earners.

To find out more about Typing Tournament Online click here

More on keyboarding:

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K8 Student Workbooks

Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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