Producing subtitles requires mastery of the keyboard. Subtitlers are often paid based on the length of a video, not on the number of hours worked. That’s why professionals who transcribe dialogue for TV shows, movies and videos have a whole bag of tricks for typing at full speed! Here are three pieces of advice inspired by these keyboard wizzes.
If you are looking for educational activities so that your students can keep learning from home, you’ll be happy to know that Typing Pal is accessible off school grounds. The online application allows students to learn and improve their typing technique while having fun at the same time. What’s more, it equips teachers with powerful tools to supervise their group and customize their training program.
Whether you use a Mac or a PC, a good way to save time is to use keyboard shortcuts when typing. Even if it might seem difficult to remember them all, the initial time investment is well worth your while. You will type more quickly and also avoid injuries linked with repeated use of a mouse. What’s not to like?
At the beginning of the 1930s, American researchers August Dvorak and William Dealey decided to create a more ergonomic alternative to the QWERTY keyboard. They place the comfort of the user at the centre of their work. The Dvorak layout (Dvorak Simplified Keyboard or DSK) was born and was then adapted for languages other than English.
In order to get an idea of your students’ progress, we suggest evaluating their typing ability at the beginning and at the end of the training program by using Typing Pal’s Initial Test and Final Test.
The difficulty level of the Initial Test is the same as that of the Final Test. Since the two tests are identical, you can compare both sets of results as a way to measure your students’ progress at the end of their Typing Pal training.
A Playful Exploration of the Keyboard for Elementary Students — Three Motivational Classroom Activities
It’s no secret. Knowing how to type is an essential skill in today’s world. Your students are pros at tapping away on their smartphones, but are they just as sure-handed on a keyboard? The key to helping them develop their typing technique is regular practice in the classroom.
So how do you keep your students motivated throughout the year? By making learning into a game! We have created a wide variety of free worksheets that are perfect for motivating your students!
For administrators, the start of the school year often involves a delicate operation: large numbers of student accounts must be moved into the right group for their new class. This is usually the job of the account's Super Administrator or the School Administrator, and can be done in different ways.
Druide informatique is delighted to announce that an improved version of Typing Pal Online is now available. The web-based typing tutorial application is easier to access, thanks in large part to the inclusion of Google Sign-In and personalized URLs, while also providing new ways of helping students increase their success rate.
Druide informatique announces the rollout of a significantly improved version of Typing Pal Online, its web-based typing tutorial application. As well as added compatibility with iPads and Chromebook laptops, the new version brings an array of interface and functionality improvements, including an innovative replay mode.
Druide informatique has completed a full overhaul of the admin functions of Typing Pal Online, the typing tutorial software it acquired in August 2012. A set of new advanced features, along with an entirely redesigned and updated interface, will allow teachers and administrators to better manage their resources in Typing Pal.
One year on from its acquisition of Typing Pal, the typing tutorial software developed by De Marque, Druide informatique brings its first round of enhancements to the program. Especially notable is its substantial revamp of the statistical reports produced by the online version of Typing Pal.