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Touch typing tournament 2022-2023

KAZ’s 2022/2023 touch typing tournament has now begun!   This year's tournament is going to be the biggest one yet. Please don't forget to 'click' the red button on your dashboard to participate. A new trophy will be waiting for the winning school and, let's not forget… the prestige.     Last year's competition had an incredible number of tests taken. We hope that the spirit of the competition and the commitment and effort put in by teachers has impressed pupils that studying can be enjoyable!    Some teachers are also using the competition as a school tournament. They are taking part themselves and challenging pupils for the top spot.   Imagine the fun of competing against Sir or Miss. The best part is that pupils don't even realise they're improving their skills by entering the competition! It's a win for the teachers and a win for the pupils.    We hope learning this skill will improve productivity and allow pupils to focus on planning and creative writing.    Hear what our current champion says about touch typing and what it means to her. Well done, Andreea.     <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9IoqZ0ltCdc" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>            Administrators: ‘Click’ the button in your admin panel to automatically enrol your students into the tournament!             Once entered, students ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament.        

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Come and see us at TES 7-8th October

Registration is free: tessenshow.co.uk 7-8th October at the Business Design Cente, London We will be launching our new Ofqual Regulated Touch Typing Qualifications (Level 1 & Level 2) in partnership with Open Awards.  

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Upcoming exhibitions

Previous  exhibitions and conferences:    

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Touch typing tournament 2021-2022

Thank you to all our schools for participating.    This year’s competition was by far the best, and we hope that the spirit of the competition and the commitment and effort put in by teachers has impressed on pupils that learning a skill can be enjoyable!      Well done Andreea                   September 2022     August 2022     The KAZ touch typing tournament has now ended and how quickly another year has flown! Thank you to all our schools for participating.    This year’s competition was the best by far and we hope that the spirit of the competition and the commitment and effort put in by teachers has impressed on pupils that studying can be enjoyable!      We hope learning this simple skill will improve productivity and allow puplils to concentrate on planning and creative writing.               MAY 2022     …and into the final month we go.  There is a new name on the leaderboard but Andreea still holds the coveted No.1 spot! However, with lots of activity below, will it remain that way at the end of June?    A record number of typing tests have been taken this year and we would like to thank all the teachers for using the competition to engage their students.    Typing really is a skill that if learned now will benefit pupils for the rest of their lives. Administrators: Simply ‘click’ the button in your admin panel to automatically enrol your students into the tournament.   Once entered, students simply ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament. APRIL 2022       …and into May we go. Although there has been lots of activity there is still no change at the top! Well done ESMS.  Administrators: Simply ‘click’ the button in your admin panel to automatically enrol your students into the tournament!!   Once entered, students simply ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament.       MARCH 2022           Another new month with the same leader?  Andreea has a fantastic test accuracy, a massive 98% - so well done Andreea. However, Lucille from the Archer Academy and Skylar from Moonhall are within touching distance… come on schools get your students entered! Administrators: Simply ‘click’ the button in your admin panel to automatically enrol your students into the tournament!!       Once entered, students simply ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament.     FEBRUARY 2022         A new month and a new leader!  Although ESMS are still holding the leading positions, they’d better keep on their toes as other schools are ‘knocking on their door’! Administrators: Simply ‘click’ the button in your admin panel to automatically enrol your students into the tournament!! Once entered, students simply ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament.   JANUARY 2022         A new year and a new leader!!!  ESMS are off to a wonderful start and are setting the pace.  Let’s aim to get all our pupils touch typing by the end of this academic year. Lastly, wouldn’t it be wonderful to win that trophy?...and a free licence for next year! Administrators: Simply ‘click’ the button in your admin panel to automatically enrol your students into the tournament!! Once entered, students simply ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament.       DECEMBER 2021       As we move into the New Year, our December update shows excellent skill progression from our leaders, ESMS and Moonhall School students. Let’s make a New Year’s resolution to try and get all our pupils touch typing by the end of this academic year. Wouldn’t it be a wonderful achievement!   Administrators: Simply ‘click’ the button in your admin panel to automatically enrol your students into the tournament!! Once entered, students simply ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament.   NOVEMBER 2021   As we move towards the festive end of the year, our November update shows excellent skill progression from both ESMS and Moonhall School students.    The uptake this year has been wonderful and we look forward to highlighting some of our new schools on the leaderboard in the forthcoming months.   Come on schools, don’t wait until next year to enter. Get your pupils learning this skill now, so they can practice during the holidays and get their name onto the leaderboard!       Administrators: Simply ‘click’ the button in your admin panel to automatically enrol your students into the tournament!! Once entered, students simply ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament.             OCTOBER 2021             As of the end of October, ESMS are already off the mark and their determination to make this tournament theirs is evident!   Come on schools, don’t wait until next year to enter. Follow the lead of ESMS and get your children learning this skill now, so it becomes as easy as their 1,2,3’s!   Administrators: Simply ‘click’ the button in your admin panel to automatically enrol your students into the tournament!!   Once entered, students simply ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament.       Last year’s winners, for the second year running, were Shrewsbury School. Well done to Charlie S who stormed to first prize and well done to Karen Mitchell, Head of Learning Support for her continual enthusiasm and encouragement to all her students in learning the skill of touch typing.   “I learnt to touch type at college. It is such a valuable skill and helped me both at university and in my career. I have to type lengthy assessments and reports and being able to touch type has been a great asset.” Karen continued, “It is encouraging to see that many of them can now touch type much faster than me!”  

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We'll be at Getting AT Ready with @sightandsoundt on 7/8 July

We'll be at Getting AT Ready with @sightandsoundt on 7/8 July for the #AssistiveTechnology exhibition, Technology & Innovation Centre at @UniStrathclyde.  Getting AT Ready is a pan-disability event and a chance for those working in the area of disability in Further and Higher Education to share best practice and learn about new technologies.  We are looking forward to showcasing some of the solutions that are out there for both staff and students during the 2-day #AssistiveTechnology exhibition.  If you’re going, make sure to drop by and see us. If you haven’t registered yet visit www.atready.co.uk for more information.  #GATR # GATR2022  

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ATEC 2022 – Reading

KAZ will be exhibiting at ATEC 2022. We have two complimentary tickets available. Do you fall in any of the following categories; a needs assessor, occupational therapist, speech & language therapist or staff at a education/ business or not for profit organisation with a role in disability, AT or study suppor to DSA Assessors, SENCOs? If so, the first to email me at keene@kaz-type.com will be allocated the two free tickets.   Conference Agenda   08:30 Registration, breakfast and exhibition 09.30 Welcome and introduction: Antony Ruck, ATEC Conference Director 09.40 Sponsors Welcome 10.00 Whole conference keynote #1 10:25 Exhibition and refreshments 10:55 Breakout seminar session #1 11.35 Break 11.50 Breakout seminar session #2 12.30 Lunch and exhibition 13.35 Whole conference keynote #1 14:00 Break 14.10 Breakout seminar session #3 14.50 Break 15.05 Breakout seminar session #4 15.45 Exhibition and refreshments 16.00 Q&A Panel Whole Conference Event 16.30 Prize Draw and closing remarks 16.40 Close of conference Please note that we reserve the right to adjust the above programme. Wherever possible we will make you aware of any changes in advance of the event.  

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Communication Works North and South 2022

  South | Thursday 19 May, 10am-4pm Event: Communication Works | South Venue: Charlton Athletic Football Stadium, The Valley, Charlton, London SE7 8BL  Communication Works SOUTH | Eventbrite Link View the full programme for the day here: Communication Works 2022 (South)(opens in new tab)    North | Thursday 26 May, 10am-4pm Event: Communication Works | North Venue: New Bridge School, Roman Road, Oldham OL8 3PH Communication Works NORTH | Eventbrite Link View the full programme for the day here: Communication Works 22 (North)(opens in new tab)    Guest Speaker | Toby Hewson     Companies South & North |Ace Centre, Just Different, Crick software, Smartbox AT, Commtap, Tobii Dynavox, Liberator, Therapy Box, Ability World, Brightsign Glove, No Isolation, Jabba UK, Rix Centre, Kaz type, CandLE, Readingwise, Inspiration, Seeability, Scribeasy, Orcam, Dolphin Easy Read, Eyetech digital systems, Scanning Pens, Cosmo by Filisia, Humanware, Texthelp and Sensory Guru. South only | CENMAC, Adbi Enterprises, Widgit, Pcbyvoice, Calibre Audio Books, QTrobot, No Isolation, Meru, LGFL, Soundbeam North only | Inclusive Technology More companies to be confirmed and the seminar programme will be shared at the beginning of May 2022.

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KAZ to exhibit at the Dyslexia Show 2022 - March 25-26 - Birmingham

The UK’s National Exhibition dedicated to the field of dyslexia and associated conditions, supporting education, parents and the workplace. 25th-26th March 2022, NEC Birmingham   https://dyslexiashow.co.uk

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KAZ - Leading The Way In Education

Find out why so many Schools and Resellers recommend KAZ and why KAZ is also found on RM Unify and Classlink. Our Schools, Colleges and Universities renew year on year. Why? Because it works. All our schools editions now include our Neurodiverse edition - catering for everyone in the classroom.   Please read our case studies and testimonials displayed on our website.   KAZ is now also accessible in selective libraries across Australia.   Our GDPR policy is always updated and we are registered with the ico.org.uk as data processors.     Give your students a head start - teach them to type.

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NEW for 2022 - Wordbank with audio and typing tournament updates

1. KAZ Wordbank with audio feature       a. Login to your Admin Panel b. Click on the tab ‘Add Spellings/Word Bank   For a more detailed guide as to how to use these functions, please consult the full Online User Manual or simply follow the on screen instructions.     Zoning of different wordbanks for year groups or abilities is now possible. Spellings of the week or problematic words can be added to ingrain spelling through muscle memory.        Tips:   1. Please note the audio is now repeated after each typed word (three times). 2. Simply, click on the ‘Group’ and add the words for that group. 3. Words added to the ‘Generic’ group will appear in all groups.  4. To create a different word banks for each group, select the group and fill in the wordbank for each group.  5. Word banks filled in for a non-generic group will only appear to students in that group. 6. Clock adjustments can be made to increase or decrease the time in the Challenge module. 7. Simply press ‘Save’ once a minimum of 25 words have been input. Students will immediately have access to the 'Challenge 4' module.   However, if you feel that typing against the clock does not suit your student, tell them to stay with the first ‘Just do it’ module where the same exercises can be practised in their own time.     Please note: this 4th module will only appear if vocabulary is added.             Each challenge is designed to gradually ingrain spelling through muscle memory, starting with the most dextrous fingers, then progressing to the rest. Start with Module 1 and progress through each in order.    All challenges are set against the clock. However, if you do not wish your student to type against the clock, please tell them to stay with the first ‘Just Do It’ module, where the same exercises can be practised in their own time.       2. Typing tournament update     a. To activate all students into our typing tournament please click the red button on your admin panel. (If your students are already entered, you will be immediately notified.)   b. Once ‘clicked’ students will automatically see the ‘KAZ trophy’ at the top of their login page. This is a direct link to the tournament, without need to log on separately.   c. All results are displayed in your ‘Tournament Results’ tab.       d. To ‘delete’ a score, simply click the button which appears at the end of the  student line. Only the students last score will be deleted.     We are so confident in the benefits of our Typing Tutor that we are certain that when you see the results and progress of your students/users, you will implement KAZ touch typing software year after year, like so many of our established users and… it’s as simple as that!           

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