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Typing Instructor Platinum 21

Platform : Mac OS X Intel, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Rated: Everyone
218 customer reviews

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  • Typing instruction software improves typing speed and accuracy
  • Visit 36 destinations around the world on 3 unique travel themes
  • Choose from 20 educational typing plans or create your own typing plan
  • Lessons, tests, and game challenges motivate typists to improve their typing
  • Multi-level games; 300+ practice articles; progress reports; learn in English or Spanish
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Platform:PC Disc

Product Description

Completely New!Typing Instructor Platinum is the new typing leader! It is the only brand of typing software that's packed with just the right mixture of education, entertainment and motivation so users can improve their typing skills quickly and see immediate results with a best-product guarantee! Educational Design . Learn to type with 20 lesson plans plus customize or make your own plans! . Proven educational typing instruction techniques including ergonomics. Hundreds of typing lessons exercises tests and challenges. Standard or split keyboard and keypad. Entertaining Themes arcade-style typing games. Multi-level and multi-selectable keyboarding games. Treasures of the Sunken City the first ever typing adventure narration game. Motivating Features . Variety of ways to practice typing with games lessons challenges dictation drills and 250+ magazine articles. Results! Immediate feedback on lessons and results by key finger and row. Printable progress charts and graphs. Dynamic Learning identifies weak areas and provides lessons to improve weaknesses. Learn in Spanish or English. System Requirements:. Windows System Requirements . Pentium®133 PC or Higher . Microsoft Windows Vista XP or 2000 . CD-ROM Drive . 800 x 600 16 Bit or Higher Display . 16-bit Sound Card . Speakers or Headphones . Mouse Mac System Requirements . PowerPC G4 G5 or Intel Core Duo processor; 800 MHz processor or higher . Mac OS X 10.4.6 10.5 . CD-ROM Drive . Video card with 32 MB of video RAM . 1024 X 768 resolution . Speakers XPVISTA/MAC 10.4.6 OR LATER. Genre:EDUCATION. Age:018527104958. UPC:018527104958. Manufacturer No:EMM-T21

Typing Instructor Platinum 21
The New & Exciting Way to Improve Your Typing!

Whether you want to improve your typing speed and accuracy, are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced typist, Typing Instructor Platinum features award winning typing instruction that is guaranteed to improve your typing! Typists may learn in English or Spanish.

Begin in the World Travel Port.
Typists begin their adventure in the World Travel Port.
Learn to Type or Improve Your Typing Skills--Guaranteed!

Typing Instructor Platinum is a highly innovative and powerful program designed to teach young children, teens, and adults to type, and to help typists strengthen and improve their keyboarding skills. Typists may choose from the twenty educational typing plans, tailored for both keyboard and numeric keys and symbols, with or without games--there is even a kids typing plan! In addition, typists can create their own personal lesson plans.

Exciting Travel Adventures Make Learning to Type Fun!

Typing Instructor Platinum takes typists out of the traditional classroom setting, on a thematic adventure, where they learn to type on a world travel trip, a photo safari, or a time travel trip. Typists begin their trip from the Travel Port, where they travel through several time zones around the world. Lessons, tests, and game challenges motivate typists to improve their typing skills so they can advance in the program, visit unique and exciting places, win game challenges, post high game scores, and collect stamp rewards for their travel passports.

Typing Plan
Reach your words-per-minute goal quickly with the suggested Typing Plan, or create your own personalized plan. View larger.
Multi-Play, Multi-Level Games Set a New Standard in Entertainment!

The program's games are not only challenging and fun, but are designed to teach specific typing skills, such as speed, accuracy, rhythm, dexterity, and retention. The program boasts the first narrative adventure typing game, Treasures of the Sunken City.

Proven Typing Techniques Improve Speed & Accuracy

Typing Instructor Platinum is an award-winning product! It is the most complete typing program available, with the perfect compliment of education, entertainment, and motivation, to teach you how to type or quickly improve your typing skills.

Learn in English or Spanish
Learn to type in English or Spanish, with complete instruction in Spanish.
Award-Winning Instruction Featuring 20+ Typing Plans

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced typist, Typing Instructor Platinum has professionally designed lessons to meet your learning needs. Choose from the suggested plan, 20 other typing plans, or design your own personal typing plan with lessons, tests and games from Typing Instructor Platinum, or you can import your own materials--even your own music!

Over 100+ Professional Lessons & Tests Improve Speed & Accuracy Quickly

Quality Lessons and Tests allow you to learn quickly for faster touch-typing and improved accuracy. The use of repetitive key stroking builds correct finger-to-key memory. Step-by-step Lessons and Tests are dynamically built from learned letters and words to build accurate typing skills.

Progress Reports Quickly Identify Your Strengths & Weaknesses

A variety of graphs and charts show your proficiency over time. View results for each finger, row, key, or hand separately. You can even view your personal results for all typing activities. No typing product maintains your information so completely.

Dynamic Learning Feature Helps you Improve Weak Areas

Typing Instructor Platinum's Dynamic Learning feature evaluates your Typing Results to determine weak typing skill areas. Once identified, Typing Instructor automatically creates specific lessons for you, to improve your weak areas. You will improve quickly by focusing on the areas that need the most improvement.

An Exciting Typing Adventure Makes Learning Fun

Fun Arcade
Visit the Arcade anytime to play fun, challenging multi-level games.

Learn to type the new and exciting way with Typing Instructor Platinum. Visit 36 destinations around the world on 3 unique travel themes. Take a break from your trip anytime and visit the Practice area where you can play challenging multi-level, multi-play games in the arcade, practice typing magazine articles and literature, practice dictation, or design and practice personal lessons.

Multi-Play Games Set a New Standard in Entertainment!

Fun, challenging, entertaining games offer multiple ways to play games for typists of all levels. Choose the time length, the words-per-minute, the level of difficulty, and, in some games, an opponent! Typing Instructor Platinum has over 30+ game challenges.

Multi-Level Games Offer Excitement & Challenge

Type the words on each pillar of the pyramid to change it to a new color before the enemies ruin your plans in Ziggy. Use your retention and typing skills to find gold and jewels in Treasures of the Sunken City. Beware of giant sea creatures in Typing with Sharks. All of Typing Instructor Platinum's games have multiple levels of play to keep typing challenges fun and motivating.

Ziggy--Use your keyboarding skills to clear all of the words from the pyramid pillars while avoiding the bad guys.

Rewarding Experiences Motivate You to Keep Practicing

Typing Instructor Platinum measures your progress and provides the incentives you need to improve your skills. You are rewarded as you advance to each new level. Entertaining travel themes, passport stamps and safari photo souvenirs, progress charts and graphs, and exciting, multi-level typing games, motivate you to meet your typing goals quickly and proficiently.

Travel Destinations Provide a Fun Filled Adventure

Collect visas, time stamps, and photos in your Typing Passport as you travel to 36 different destinations around the world and through time.

Magazine Articles Keep Your Typing Skills Sharp

Learn and improve while you practice your typing skills. Choose your practice material from exciting articles on subjects such as sports, entertainment, medicine and classic literature.

Features of Typing Instructor Platinum

Typing Plans
  • Exclusive! Learn in English or Spanish!
  • Exclusive! Choose from 20+ typing plans!
  • Exclusive!! Suggested next step plans for faster learning
  • Exclusive! Dynamic learning plans
  • Exclusive! Create your own typing plan!
  • Exclusive! Dynamic Learning
  • Structured touch-typing content
  • 3D guide hands for all keyboards
  • 3D guide hands turn on or off
  • Exclusive! Create your own tests
  • Exclusive!! Dynamically built tests
  • Timed tests and advancement level tests
Progress & Results
  • Exclusive! Instantly tracks results!
  • Exclusive! More reports on results than any typing program!
  • Exclusive! Pass tests and get rewards
  • Certificates of Achievement
  • Feedback on WPM and accuracy
  • Reports by key, finger, hand, and row
  • Results by bar, line and stacked graphs
Practice Activities
  • Exclusive! Practice how to type & ergonomics
  • Exclusive! Special skill content and development for intermediate and advanced typists
  • 300+ interesting practice articles
  • Wide variety of dictation materials
  • Practice games in the Arcade
Motivational Features
  • Exclusive! Three exciting travel themes
  • Exclusive! Visit 36 unique travel destinations
  • 60+ choices of music games & entertainment
  • Exclusive! 30+ game challenges
  • Exclusive! Multi-play games! Play games the way you want!
  • Exclusive! Multi-level games! More challenges as you advance
  • Exclusive! Ziggy--The #1 typing game!
  • Exclusive! Treasures of the Sunken City--the first and only typing adventure game
  • Exclusive! Create your own lessons, tests & typing plans!
  • Exclusive! Import your own practice materials and magazine articles
  • Add your favorite music!

Product Details

Platform: PC Disc
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1.1 x 7.5 inches ; 4.5 ounces
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Release Date: June 20, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (218 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #320 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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76 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Matt Santos on February 12, 2012
Platform for Display: PC Disc
Long ago I used a set of floppy disks providing a "Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing" program that worked well enough to get me started but I lost interest in learning fully though I don't fault the program. I learned the "home row keys" proper way to type as a beginner but never well enough to replace my unorthodox vulgar style that forced me to eye the keyboard and NOT the display......and so regretting the unfinished start years later, I wanted to return to the lessons and practice and get typing as I should. The floppies are long lost and with no floppy drive on the new computers, just as well.

I found the "Typing Instructor Platinum" software on as their #1 rated typing instructional program and ordered it, receiving it just yesterday. I have run through 61 lesson sets and one of the practice games (the Shark thing)from the arcade feature. I have also viewed the video feature on the history of typing and typewriters. For me all this content is just dandy and quite the commitment to the craft of typing on a keyboard.

The lessons are set within a theme of traveling which may be a little hokey for some tastes, but for me I'm just hopping aboard and doing the work (61 lesson sets inside the first 24 hours of possession has been satisfyingly significant work!)and enjoying the little fantasy of getting my passport stamped as I travel in this virtual tour of the world. There are three themes overall which apparently can be changed back and forth at any time while student results and progress is kept on track. There is plenty of instruction including a PDF file to download but I'm not too concerned with the frills, but rather the training within.

I like very much the music menu for the lessons.
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85 of 93 people found the following review helpful By TJ Smith on July 31, 2009
Platform for Display: PC Disc
I recently was hired at a new job, but they wanted me to increase my typing speed by at least 10 WPM. I looked at all of the typing programs and bought this one - not hte cheapest, not the most expensive. I defintly got a bargain though! This program is excellant for the money! I took the typing test at the start - determined what level I should be and then conitnued with the reccomend typing program. by the time i got to the end of the program (it took me about a week - practicing an hour or two a night) my typing speed was up by almost 20 WPM!

It really felt good to print off the results of my WPM and hand them to my boss. I am so happy with this program. and now my wife is starting to use it.

The games are entertaining, and the typing drills, skills and tests are efficient. They can be tedious, but you feel yourself getting better throughout the drill. Don't even bother with other programs, this is the one to get!
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57 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Emma S on July 1, 2009
Platform for Display: PC Disc
This typing program is so much fun. It has these themes that you "travel" through as you pass tests so you have a feeling of accomplishment. The lessons are good, if at times a little boring. But my favorite part is the games. You can play games in the lesson plans or - as I prefer - in the Arcade. I can't decide what my favorite game is, but i keep going back to this one called Cliffhanger, i think it is because you can battle against an alien! In the end, my WPM is up at least 10 over when I started. You won't be dissapointed.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By gibaga on January 21, 2011
Platform for Display: PC Disc
Although the box says compatible with Windows 7, I was not able to install the software on two laptops, but it works perfectly on a PC running Windows XP Home Edition.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Y. Stewart on August 11, 2010
Platform for Display: PC Disc Verified Purchase
This is a great typing tool. I actually look forward to using it. There is no shortage of activity to keep you entertained. You can travel, play games, do tutorials, etc. It makes typing easy and fun. I was trying to decide between this and Mavis Beacon. But after reading both reviews, I decided to go with this product. And I couldn't be happier. BTW, I was running it on XP, and upgraded to Windows 7. It works on that operating system also without any problems.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Fisherman on February 8, 2010
Platform for Display: PC Disc Verified Purchase
I have always been a hunt and peck typist. Ten years into my professional career and I finally admit my lack of typing skills are holding me back. I should have done this years ago. The program is easy to follow and after only two lessons, I have gone from 16 words per minute to 26. I hope to be at 40-50 words per minute within a few months. This is a life saver.
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54 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 31, 2010
Platform for Display: PC Disc
I recently decided to improve my typing skills because I wanted to be able to write programming code a lot quicker. I noticed i had an old cd of mavis beacon teaches typing 12. I used that for a few days and improved dramatically. I figured there must be something much better and much more up to date than mavis beacon 12(current version is 20).

I stumbled upon this thing....The program's progression infants that of the older mavis beacon program I have been using. I am very disappointed in this program. I saw reviews placing this as the top typing program, but I would certainly say this is not. I never completely finished this program due to complete lack of interest, and in my opinion unoriginal lesson plans that you simply repeat.

I think i disagree with their approach of making you learn keys and meet a high speed standard at the same time. So if you are aiming for 50wpm, and you are learning 4 new keys you must type several random combinations at a speed of 50wpm the very first try or you must repeat the same lesson over and over! Other programs ease you toward your speed goal over time. Yes I could just change the settings, but I expected this program to be more sophisticated than programs I found that were much older than this.

Also like someone else said this program's main menu is just too confusing from the start. So to make things short I would not recommend this program. Not what i expected at all.
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