Folks! We don't get paid the mega bucks as teachers to sit the class in front of typing programs we use word processors and stopwatches for fun ten minute typing tests and things. Anyway teachers are always timing things - we like the control it gives us over time and space (like poorly dresses doctor whos).
Typing programs are great for students to practice on their own but not much use otherwise in a classroom setting as you have little control over pace.
From: Kae Verens <kae at verens.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 12:58:58
To:ilug <ILug at linux.ie>
Subject: Re: [ILUG] [TOTD] stopwatch script
P at draigBrady.com wrote:
> Ian Spillane wrote:
>>> Stopwatchs come in handy in the classroom for typing class - can I or
>> you add it to scoil.linux.ie
>>> You can add it if you think it's useful, but
> wouldn't the timing be integrated into a typing tutor program?
it is, in ktouch - the KDE Touch Typing tutor.
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