Big news! We’ve added Google Classroom into Typing Agent as a method of rostering students. As a school administrator or teacher, create a new class from your dashboard. Select “Import Class From Google” to toggle this feature.
As a Teacher if you have ever needed to reset your students’ progress back to the beginning, we have now created a way for you to do that. Select your student, then from the fly-out menu, select “Edit Student.” You’ll now see an option to Reset the Student Progress. Please be aware that this will delete all of the students lessons and placement test and they will be asked to retake the placement test and start the program from the very beginning with no lessons completed.
Are you aiming for your students to more intuitively grasp the keyboard by means of muscle memory? We now have Spy Mode Lessons! Spy Mode Lessons will begin in World 12 in the Keyboarding Foundation 3+ Curriculum. The program automatically hides the keyboard and hands and intuitively analyzes (or spies as Secret Agent’s like to call it) on the student while they type and as soon as an incorrect letter is pressed up pops the hands and keyboard to remind them of the key location and proper finger placement. Spy lessons will also offer longer content to type. These lessons will be edited over the next few weeks to make them unique per grade level. Your students will more quickly grasp the concept of typing without looking with these new exciting spy mode lessons.
In order to be successful at keyboarding, students need to consistently be practicing their skills and so let’s gamify this in a similar way….introducing Typing Streaks!
Typing Streaks is a fun way for students to challenge themselves to keep practicing their typing skills regularly inside of Typing Agent. Every time a student logs in and types a lesson or test Typing Streaks adds 1 point to their Typing Streak score and their number keeps building. Don’t let too much time pass without doing your lessons or your score will go back to 0. If a student goes 72 hours or more without typing a lesson or test, Typing Streaks will automatically reset the number back to 0. Oh no!
Students can find their Typing Streak score at the top of their student interface with a flame emoji and a number. Now, let’s hone those typing skills!
The Progress Reporting section has an all-new look!
Under Analytics > Progress Report, you’ll find that the symbols alongside lessons are all now displayed as stars to denote how many stars a student has received on the assignment Additionally, teachers and school admins now have the ability to access a “Summary” or “Detailed Report”. “Summary” gives the unit-by-unit overview of each lesson, similar to what the layout looked like in Typing Agent Classic. “Detailed Report” gives an overview of each student’s average progress through the curriculum, noting also average accuracy, WPM, and letter grade.The black columns will tell you the average words per minute and accuracy through the entire curriculum. You can additionally click the student name to view this on an individual student page, seeing the words per minute, accuracy, and letter grade of that particular student.You’ll also notice stars populating the report brackets with the corresponding number of stars. This is to denote how many stars the student has received on that particular lesson. Gold = 3 stars, Silver = 2 stars, Bronze = 1 star, Green = In Progress. To make matters even better, this report is now downloadable to print!
Additionally, teachers and school admins now have the ability to access a “Summary” or “Detailed Report” of student progress. “Summary” gives the unit-by-unit overview of each lesson, similar to what the layout looked like in Typing Agent Classic. “Detailed Report” gives an overview of each student’s average progress through the curriculum, noting also average accuracy, WPM, and letter grade.
Students can now view from their curriculum how many lessons are in any particular world or unit. This will make it easier for goals to be set, as a student can also see how many they have completed in the following format: Completed/Total
Teachers can see from a students’ curriculum how many lessons are in each curriculum, as shown here:
Teachers can now view the Digital Citizenship curriculum to preview videos and see the quiz answer key
Select a student from your roster, then from the right side fly out menu, select “Curriculum”. In the “Digital Citizenship” square, click the folder icon. You will be able to view the Digital Citizenship videos, curriculum, and quiz answer key by navigating through and clicking on your lessons of choice.