Typing Agent 5 is our most current program that teaches keyboarding and Introduction to Technology. It provides access to more curriculums and the keyboarding curriculums cater to K-2, elementary, middle and high school students. Students also get additional keyboarding practice in the Agent Challenge, Targeted Practice, and Type Your Own Adventure curriculums. The Notepad and Coding (Basic and Advanced) curriculums may be used to further extend students' skills.
The major difference between Typing Agent Classic and Typing Agent 5.0 (TA5) is that the former is content-based and the latter is time-based. By this we mean that Classic presents the lesson's content and students whatever time is needed to complete the lesson. With TA5, based on students' placement test, they are put at a level that is appropriate for their keyboarding skills. They are given up to 2 minutes of typing for each main lesson. Practice lessons may be shorter as the focus is on developing and practicing those new keystrokes.
Typing Agent 5.0 offers a much broader, well-rounded program that adapts to the needs of all of your individual students. While the new interface is new at first, we assure you that with time, you'll grow to love it and find it very easy and intuitive. Typing Agent 5.0 has many of the features you loved in Classic and more, in fact, you can customize your Typing Agent student interface to mimic Classic if you choose to keep the curriculum keyboarding centric. In Typing Agent 5.0, you have complete control.
In Typing Agent Classic, you were able to create Scheduled Tests for your students, giving them a custom text, a time limit and start-end dates.
In Typing Agent 5.0, you are able to do this exact same thing. To view a walkthrough on creating scheduled tests in Typing Agent 5.0, click the button below.
In Typing Agent Classic, you were able to reward your students with fun certificates to celebrate keyboarding milestones.
In Typing Agent 5.0, you are able to do this as well, and we’ve included some fun new characters and designs.
To view a walkthrough on printing typing certificates in Typing Agent 5.0, click the button below.
In Typing Agent Classic, you were able to print login cards with each student’s custom login information.
In Typing Agent 5.0, you can still do this. You can also assign Simple Passwords, which are symbol-based passwords that younger students can easily remember.
To view a walkthrough on printing login cards, click the button below.
To view a walkthrough on creating simple passwords, click the button below.
In Typing Agent Classic, you were able to set the bar for your students’ success by adjusting their benchmarks.
In Typing Agent 5.0, you can adjust the students’ target settings by class, by the individual student, or by a group of students.
To view a walkthrough on adjusting target settings, click the button below.
In Typing Agent Classic, you could adjust the grading scale, creating your own definitions of what it means to get an A, B, C and so forth.
In Typing Agent 5.0, you can do this via the Gradebook, which also makes for an excellent report card.
For a walkthrough on viewing and managing your Gradebook, click the button below.
Class Overview, Time Report and Activity Report
In Typing Agent Classic, you could view a pictograph of how far your students progressed through the program by going to your Progress tab in your dashboard, then selecting the Reports tab and selecting Lesson Mastery Report. You could also view a variety of other reports, such as Time Report, Activity Report and Lesson Focus.
In Typing Agent 5.0, you can do all of this more intuitively. The Lesson Mastery Report is now what we call the Progress Report, while many other reports have remained the same.
The Lesson or Test Focus report can now be accessed just by clicking the student's name from your class roster, and includes all of the same, relevant information on specific activities completed.
For a more detailed list of all of our reports offered, click the button below.
To learn more about the View Progress option, click the button below.
In Typing Agent Classic, your students could practice a hands-on curriculum with supplemental games, the ability to type text editor and a social-media like platform.
In Typing Agent 5.0, we have ten different curriculums. Students spend most of their time doing one of the three keyboarding curriculums; that is, the K-2, 3+ or the Spanish curriculum. The others are supplemental curriculums that extend students' keyboarding experiences and/or help them learn new skills. You can permit students to access these curriculums whenever you'd like or let our Experience Points default settings open those curriculums when students are ready for them. Experience Points require students to spend a certain amount of time working in their core curriculums before they can “unlock” the others on their own. They also allow students to unlock new wallpaper-like themes for their interfaces. The social media platform has been compiled into a more learning-focused based curriculum called Digital Citizenship. The rich text editor has been improved into a curriculum called Notepad. Type Code has now been improved into Basic and Advanced Code, which will allow your students to progress a bit further in their abilities to type a mini-game.
For a full walkthrough of all of our engaging curriculums offered, click the buttons below.
To learn how to use Experience Points and require students to discover typing at the pace you’d prefer, click the button below.
In Typing Agent Classic, your students were able to access fun and engaging games that they could play from within their accounts.
In Typing Agent 5.0, your students can still play games they know and love, as well as some fun new ones! They will still also use Gritcoins, which you can set in the program to require a certain amount of lesson progress to earn game time. In Typing Agent 5.0, Gritcoins also unlock avatar and background customizations.
For a full list of all games, click the button below.
To learn how to activate Gritcoins and make your students work for their play, click the button below.
In Typing Agent Classic, students could win awards throughout the program based on their achievements.
In Typing Agent 5.0, students can still win awards! Now, they’re called Badges and are given plenty of creative and fun names to keep your students interested in their progress.
In Typing Agent Classic, students were able to outrank one another on the Leaderboard and compete with one another.
In Typing Agent 5.0, students can still engage in this very fun and motivating feature!
Avatar and Phone Cover
In Typing Agent Classic, students could change their Avatars and customize their phone cover.
In Typing Agent 5.0, students can also customize their avatars as well as change their interface background, unlocking more options as they go by earning Gritcoins and Experience Points.
We hope that your experience with Typing Agent 5.0 is an amazing one. We are confident that you and your students will benefit from all it offers. If you ever need any assistance, don’t hesitate to chat with your account representative or reach out to the Support Team at email@example.com.