Imagine Not Being Able To Touch-Type?


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How can we teach pupils the skill of touch typing, without adding unnecessary workload?

The world we live is increasingly dependent on electronic communication; typing has become one skill that we consistently execute every single day, all over the world…

How to improve touch-typing without increasing workload?

With constant time-constraints and an impossible workload, the pressure felt by teachers is very real. Is it any surprise that they are always on the lookout for quick, easy and effective solutions? Kaz-Type understands how stretched teachers are, so they have developed an inclusive and affordable touch-typing software that is designed to deliver effective results. Listen to why Simon Luxford-Moore, head of eLearning at Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools in Edinburgh chose KAZ Type.

Why use Kaz Type?

Getting your hands on a typing software that is differentiated in order to be accessible to both mainstream students and those with special educational needs is not common, but so important. Although a British company, KAZ is used in schools globally, with some education licences as free options. Despite being encouraged as an important digital literacy skill by the Department for Education, touch-typing is not considered a compulsory part of the curriculum (unlike many other countries).

Useful facts…

  • KAZ uses accelerated learning methods of teaching that incorporates both ‘muscle memory’ and ‘brain balance’
  • This radically enhances memory retention and recall without risking cognitive overload
  • The SEN/Dyslexia version has been developed in accordance with guidance from the Dyslexia Research Trust
  • The software is suitable for students with a wide range and combinations of neurological differences, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, ADHD, ASD, Tourette’s and more, making it an incredibly valuable resource
  • Finalists for several BETT 2019, Teach Primary 2019 and Teach Secondary 2019
  • Awarded City & Guilds Assured status
  • Kaz Type annual licenses start at £75 for a 5 user license and range up to £600 +VAT for whole-school access.

KAZ-Type is why some forward-thinking schools and teachers are taking the initiative to include and teach the skill, either during lesson time, lunchtime, after school clubs or at home.

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