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Type to Learn: Activity Settings

Activity Settings

  • Allow Activities - Controls when students are able to complete the activities. The default setting is for activities to only be allowed after the Instruction has been completed. Options to select are:
    • Never
    • Anytime
    • After Lesson is Complete
  • Big Ideas - Big Ideas focuses on right hand and left hand coordination and the speed of the thought bubbles is related to the student's WPM goal. The default time limits are: Grades K-2 (30 seconds), Grades 3-6 (45 seconds), Grades 7-12 (60 seconds). Options to Select:
    • Off
    • Required
    • Optional
  • Dig This - Dig This focuses on accuracy and typing to a beat to encourage a smooth typing cadence using a metronome beat for cadence. Options to select are:
    • Off
    • Required
    • Optional
  • Drone Control - Drone Control is a timed activity focusing on speed and accuracy. Students must reach their destination before time runs out. The default time limits are: Grade K-2 (60 seconds), Grades 3-6 (75 seconds), Grades 7-12 (90 seconds). Options to select are:
    • Off
    • Required
    • Optional
  • Message Master - Message Master provides three different tasks, depending on what lesson the student has reached. In Lessons 1-7, the student types the text displayed on the screen. In Lessons 8-20, the student hears dictation of what to type. In Lesson 21-34, the student hears a writing prompt and must write a few original sentences in response to the prompt. Options to select are:
    • Off
    • Required
    • Optional
  • Reconnect - Reconnect focuses on using the Shift Key for capital letters, symbols, and punctuation. Students type the displayed text in order to reconnect important infrastructure, such as electrical cables, water pipes, and air ducts. Reconnect is not available until Lesson 6 when the Shift Key is introduced. Options to select are:
    • Off
    • Required
    • Optional

** If activities are required then students have to complete and pass the activities in order to move through the program.**

Information on Lessons with Activities

TIP: The Question Mark icon will provide additional information on that specific setting.

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