Debian Junior Project
Summary
Typing
Debian Jr. typing

This metapackage will install typing tutors and typing games for various skill levels. This collection of packages was assembled in the hope that children become comfortable with the keyboard quickly while having fun learning it.

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Debian Junior Typing packages

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Bambam
keyboard mashing and doodling game for babies
Maintainer: Marcin Owsiany
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Bambam is a simple baby keyboard masher application that locks the keyboard and mouse and instead displays bright colors, pictures, and sounds.

Note: type "quit" to stop the game.

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Childsplay
Suite of educational games for young children
Maintainer: Markus Koschany
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Childsplay provides memory activities that are fun to play and at the same time learn sounds, images, letters and numbers; activities that train the child to use the mouse and keyboard and pure game activities like puzzles, pong, pacman and billiards.

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Gcompris
Educational games for small children - transitional package
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A large collection of educational games for small children, designed to be a unified interface to integrate more educational games.

This is a transitional package that depends on the new series of GCompris releases (rewritten using Qt). It can be safely removed once gcompris-qt is installed.

Gtypist
simple ncurses touch typing tutor
Maintainer: Daniel Leidert
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Displays exercise lines, measures your typing speed and accuracy, and displays the results. Two exercise types are possible: drills and speed tests.

You need fortune cookies (fortune-cookie-db) to use typefortune. There are several languages specific cookie packages (fortunes-*).

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Klavaro
Flexible touch typing tutor
Maintainer: Bart Martens
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Klavaro is a simple tutor to teach correct typing, almost independently of language and very flexible regarding to new or unknown keyboard layouts.

Its key features are:

  • Internationalization
  • Ready to use keyboard layouts
  • Keyboard layout editor
  • Basic course
  • Adaptability, velocity and fluidness exercises
  • Progress charts.
Ktouch
touch typing tutor for KDE
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KTouch is an aid for learning how to type with speed and accuracy. It provides a sample text to type and indicates which fingers should be used for each key.

A collection of lessons are included for a wide range of different languages and keyboard layouts, and typing statistics are used to dynamically adjust the level of difficulty.

This package is part of the KDE education module.

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Pysiogame
educational activity pack for kids
Maintainer: Miriam Ruiz
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pySioGame is a set of educational activities and games for children aged between 3 and 10. The activities are grid based and can be played all in a single window. pySioGame includes maths, reading, writing, painting, and memory activities.

Tuxtype
Educational Typing Tutor Game Starring Tux
Maintainer: Holger Levsen
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TuxTyping is an educational typing tutorial game starring Tux, the Linux Penguin. The player guides Tux to eat fish which are falling from the top of the screen. Each fish has a letter written on it. When the player presses the corresponding key, Tux will position himself to eat the fish. The game is intended for children learning to type, though it does have higher difficulty levels which even experienced typists may find challenging.

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