Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing - Academic Mac EditionItem #: MKV005MS2
Publisher: Software MacKiev
Grade Level: 1-Adult
Platform: Mac OSX
For more than 25 years, Mavis Beacon has provided dynamic personal instruction, placing students in lessons based on their current skill level and adjusting their path as their typing improves. The enhanced Classroom Manager now allows teachers to easily set goals for a single student or an entire classroom at once, set and change student passwords and more!
Both speed and accuracy count in competitive racing games played over the school's network. And for motivation to practice, students can type RSS feeds, song lyrics or the entire text of dozens of classic novels from Pride and Prejudice to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Classroom Manager Installed on the school's server, Classroom Manager allows teachers to easily set goals and track student progress, set and control passwords and more.
Custom Lesson Designer Teachers can create lessons with any text, set lesson limits (time, number of errors, number of words) and goals (speed, accuracy).
Type a Novel for Practice Students can catch up on their classics while they practice, with the full text of dozens of novels from Pygmalion to Huckleberry Finn.
Mavis Avatar Mavis has an avatar that's so realistic, your students will think she's inside their computers cheering them on.
Built in RSS Feeds Students get smarter while they practice with up- to-the-minute news feeds from BBCฎ News to The Weather Channelฎ.
Ergonomics Lesson - Ergonomics checklists and videos in the Media Center show students how good posture, typing habits, and workspace design can promote typing safety.
Strengthens and improves keyboarding skills
Demonstrates correct form with each keystroke
Offers guidance and positive encouragement
Extends learning and develops language skills
Provides keyboard improvement for ESL students
Mac OS X Edition
Minimum System Requirements:
System: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later, including macOS Sierra 10.12
Processor: G4 867 MHz or faster, including any Intel-based Mac
Memory: 512 MB RAM
Display: 1024x768, Millions of Colors
Free Hard Disk Space: 800 MB
DVD-ROM drive: For installation only
Minimum Server Requirements
Hardware - Any Mac or PC that is capable of supporting 50 simultaneous users.
Operating System - Any of the following are supported:
Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later, including OS 10.10 "Yosemite"
Windows Server 2003 or later
Novell Netware 6 or later
* When used over a network, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing - Academic Edition installs on a Mac OS X or Windows Server, supports up to 50 simultaneous users, and does not require a DVD disc in the server drive for operation. Ships with one set of installation media and a network license certificate. May not be used on a computer that is not connected to the network