This typing program was very popular before but it seems like it’s getting left behind now, or does so
Beacon and other previous- generation programs still exist, but they seriously lag behind the needs of today’s schools. These products are rooted in a look-and-feel that seems ancient and clunky to today’s students.
Community Moderator at Typesy
When Mavis Beacon was first popular, students were often not familiar with the keyboard in ways kids today are. Students of today have lives so intertwined with technology that it will be rare to encounter a student who has never typed.
As keyboards and typing grew to be ubiquitous over the past couple of decades, the market responded by providing plenty of options for learning these skills. While Mavis Beacon programs are still out there, they’re no where near as popular now that typing students have such a wide variety of options for learning.
Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)