Topic | Typing program alternative to Mavis Beacon for Mac

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  • LindseyD
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    We are setting up a new iMac computer which is a switch from a PC, and are switching all of our files over, saving to external hard drive, etc. I think we will eventually (likely months down the road) set up our current PC for the children to use for all of their schooling needs, but in the interim, we need a solution for typing. 

    Our thought was to purchase the Mavis Beacon software that is Mac compatible, but I was wondering if there’s a different/better typing program that you all have used with Macs. Christie? Anyone else?

    I tend to buy programs/books/curriculum I really like and then don’t ever familiarize myself with other good stuff on the market. Before we buy the Mac-compatible MB software, I’d like to become more familiar with what some other good alternatives might be. We’ve looked at http://www.typingweb.com as an option. It’s a one-time $15 fee and is online-based. But what else is there? 

    Ds is almost 10 and needs improvement in his typing. He currently types about 12 wpm. Dd is 8.5 and is a bit slower, but this is also her first year of typing. He’s been typing for two years, and isn’t making tremendous progress; hence my reason for wanting to explore other options.

    Thanks so much!

    Lindsey

    missceegee
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    We use Typing Instructor Deluxe and I’m pleased. DD12 is at 20 wpm or so and ds9 is just getting going well and is about the same as 12 wpm.

    crazy4boys
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    Christie, would you say that Typing Instructor Deluxe is childish?  I’m looking for something for my 13-year-olds to improve speed, but they hated Typing Instructor for Kids…”mom, we’re not babies.”  Well, of course they still are….right????

    missceegee
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    I don’t have the kids version bc of that very reason. The deluxe version seems fine to all of us including my dd13 (13 on Friday). Edited to add I purchased from Mac App Store to be able to put it on multiple computers.

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