Talking Typing Teacher


Learn to Type - it's Interactive, Narrated and Fun


Item Number: 1373
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Product Features

Revolutionary typing program, ideal for home or classroom use.
Designed specifically for blind and visually impaired students of all ages.
Features digitized human speech (Eager Eddie) throughout entire program.
Pick from dozens of fonts, change size of text, decide how heavy print should be, and select ideal color contrast from 30 background and text colors.
Complete interaction with both sound and full-color animations.
Detailed lesson curriculum designed with 3 levels of instruction.
Lessons consist of spoken and displayed instructions, practice drills, and final reminders.
Lessons teach and reinforce good typing.
Constant positive and encouraging reinforcers throughout curriculum.
Ability to create unlimited number of customized lessons.
Optional tunes and sound effects.
7 functions to test and enhance typing skills between each lesson.
Full support for multiple student use.

Product Description:

Talking Typing Teacher, Standard Edition

Over the last few years, we've noticed an ever-increasing need for a typing program that's both fun and easy to use for novice and advanced computer users alike. MarvelSoft's flagship product is Talking Typing Teacher, a revolutionary new typing program that's ideal for home or classroom use.

Built from the ground up with blind and visually impaired students in mind, Talking Typing Teacher features digitized human speech, which is used everywhere in the program. This means that whether you're navigating menus, changing options, managing dozens of student accounts, or visiting the Help Desk, you'll enjoy listening to Eager Eddie read the screen. What makes TTT so special, however, is that each and every typing lesson or practice session is read aloud with clear, concise pre-recorded dialog. Put quite simply, you won't need to worry about trying to understand synthetic speech when you're learning to type with TTT. The only thing Text-To-Speech is really used for is to read your name and play back text you type into Workbook, a fully-functional talking word processor that ships with Talking Typing Teacher.

But that's not all! TTT easily accommodates the specific needs of all visually impaired typists. With just a few clicks of the mouse, you can pick from dozens of fonts, change the size of text, and decide how heavy the print should be, (not to mention achieving the ideal color contrast by selecting from thirty different background and text colors). These options ensure that everyone will get the most out of Talking Typing Teacher. Whether you're reading the screen or letting Eager Eddie do the reading for you, you'll have the chance to learn to type, and enjoy doing so!


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Listen to an audio demo of Talking Typing Teacher (MP3 File)


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Listen to the comprehensive 90-minute review of TTT produced for ACB Radio's Main Menu show (MP3 File)



Features Include:
Built-in human speech (in the form of MarvelTalk) that narrates the entire program;
Complete interaction with both sound and full-color animations;
Detailed lesson curriculum designed with three levels of instruction;
Lessons consisting of spoken and displayed instructions, practice drills, and final reminders;
Lessons that teach and reinforce typing, with careful emphasis on posture and correct typing habits;
Three levels of instruction that not only change the number of keys that are taught, but also how the instructions are worded and presented;
Constant positive and encouraging reinforcers throughout the entire curriculum;
The ability to create an unlimited number of customized lessons to further enhance your typing curriculum;
A countless number of optional tunes and sound effects to enhance student performance and make the entire curriculum exciting and fun;
Seven separate functions to test and enhance typing skills between each lesson; and
Full support for multiple student use. This means that you can have more than one student set up with the program, and TTT will pull up each student's record when he or she logs in.



Menu Outline

Here's a quick summary of the various exciting options you'll discover on the main screen of TTT:
"File Cabinet" is a powerful tool for teachers that makes it possible to swiftly manage entire groups, keep track of individual students' progress, and create customized typing lessons.
"Explore the Keyboard" allows students to press any key or key combination on the keyboard, and hear it spoken aloud. If you want the keys they type in other programs announced as well, just hold down a shift key when you push this button.
"Typing Lessons" is where you or your students will spend many happy hours following a detailed, fun, and interactive typing curriculum.
"Key Practice" is a great way to ensure that students are able to quickly locate each and every key on the keyboard.
"Word Practice" presents students with randomly selected words to be typed, to help reinforce newly-acquired typing skills.
"Sentence Practice" has been designed to help students practice typing three different levels of full-length, interesting sentences.
"Typing Games" is a set of six games designed to help students enjoy their newly acquired skills, creating the perfect learning environment for everyone!
As if that's not enough, TTT comes complete with "Talking Workbook", a fully functional word processor, that can be used to test your new typing skills on a practical application. Such advanced features as "Find", "Search and Replace", "Word Count", and "Check Spelling" are included in this fantastic editor.
And to top it all off, students can finish off their typing class by getting their current typing speed.

As you can see, TTT is truly for everyone! Whether you are an individual who wishes to learn to type, a parent who wants to give your child a head start in typing, or a professional looking for an innovative, flexible and easy-to-use typing program for ALL your students, you have just found the ideal solution!



Note: this version of Talking Typing Teacher is licensed for use on one PC only. If you're an individual wanting to use the program, or if you're an educator who will be running the product on a single computer, this version of the program is just for you. On the other hand, if you need to use TTT in a lab or classroom setting (where it will be installed on more than one computer), please skim down for more info on Talking Typing Teacher Pro. Thank you.



System Requirements
To run the program, you'll need:
a PC (at least 90 megahertz) running Windows 7, Vista, XP, ME, 2000, 98, or NT (Service Pack 4),
16 megabytes of RAM,
a 16-bit Sound card and speakers (or headphones),
a CD-ROM drive,
and Internet Explorer 4.01 or later (just for components).

In the case of a professional, network-wide install, you'll need:
420 megabytes of available disc space on the server computer,
and 20 megabytes of available disc space on each client machine.
In addition, your network administrator must assign Read/Write/Modify privileges to all users for the Program Files`MarvelSoft folder on the server machine.

The complete User's Manual can be read right from the program. Just click Help Desk to select the section you would like to read.

Package Weight: about 1.8 ounces.

Note, talking software cannot be sent via Free Matter for the Blind.

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