Learning to Type software

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Frequently Asked Questions

Type to Learn® 4 keyboarding software contains an enhanced, user-friendly teacher management system that allows teachers to easily manage students' progress through the program making it more efficient to teach students how to type. Flexible reports display real-time status of all students' progress, scores, and areas of challenge. Teachers can trigger a diagnostic pre-test to reassess students' abilities, move students forward or back in the lesson sequence, set an upper limit to the lessons a student can surpass, modify the presence of supports and breaks, and manually select achievement goals, vocabulary levels, and design interfaces.

Is there Spanish ESL support?
Yes! When enabled, Spanish ESL content provides instructions, navigation, support, and reinforcement in Spanish, while the keyboarding lessons themselves remain in English. This provides valuable support to Spanish-speaking students as they learn to keyboard in English.

Can Type to Learn 4: Agents of Information be used by my sight or hearing impaired students?
Yes! Type to Learn 4 has greatly improved accessibility options for sight and hearing impaired users, such as: closed-captioning, text-to-speech, and enhanced font sizes and colors.

Does Type to Learn 4: Agents of Information address ergonomic issues?
Yes! A new ergonomic feature periodically prompts students for a break and stretch, with durations flexibly controlled by the teacher. Not only is it important to learn how to keyboard, but students must learn safe keyboarding habits from the start.

Can students access Type to Learn 4: Agents of Information from home for additional practice?
Yes! Type to Learn 4 is offered as a CD-ROM product or as a web-enabled program. The web version can be downloaded and accessed from anywhere with an internet connection, so home use for extra practice is encouraged!

Is Type to Learn 4: Agents of Information a CD-ROM or a Web program?
Both! Type to Learn 4 can be purchased as a CD-ROM for a school's network or single computer, and also as a web-enabled application which can be downloaded and accessed from any computer with an internet connection.

Can I purchase other supplemental tools for Type to Learn 4: Agents of Information?
Yes! Keyboarding posters are popular and effective tools to visually reinforce keyboarding basics. Three posters are available: The Techniques Poster, The Keyboard Poster and The Progress Chart. All three posters can be purchased as a set.

An Activity Workbook is available containing 75 additional keyboarding exercises corresponding to the 36 Type to Learn 4 lessons.

A third supplemental tool available is the Type to Learn 4 Keyboarding Mask, which accelerates keyboard memorization and trains students to keep their eyes on the screen, not on their fingers.

Is there a website where I can get product updates and teacher materials?
Yes! You can go to http://ttl4.sunburst.com and get upgrade downloads as well as installation and teacher support materials.

Will I receive tech support when I purchase Type to Learn 4 from Sunburst?
When you purchase Type to Learn 4 directly from Sunburst, you are entitled to tech support. Our support department is available Monday - Friday from 8am to 5 pm CST and can be contacted by phone at 1-800-338-3457 and emailed at support@sunburst.com.

There is a website, http://techsupport.sunburst.com, where most frequently asked questions are listed with solution responses.

Can I receive a free trial of Type to Learn 4?
Yes! You can receive a free 30 day trial of Type to Learn 4. Go to http://ttl4.sunburst.com, and click on free trial. You will need to complete and submit the 30 day trial request form. When you receive your confirmation email with your username and password, you will then be ready to enjoy all the benefits of Type to Learn 4.

How do I know if my computer, school and/or district meets the minimum technical requirements needed to incorporate Type to Learn 4: Agents of Information?
Mac Requirements: OSX 10.3.9, 10.4, 10.5, PowerPC and Intel platforms, G4 800 MHz, 512 MB Ram, 32 MB video card.

Windows Requirements: 2000, XP, Vista, Pentium3 1.0 GHz, 512 MB Ram, 32 MB video card.


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