Who would have ever dreamed that Kindergarten students would be learning how to use a computer? As technology changes and computers become simpler, they become more and more utilized in education. State testing is now often done on computers, so students, are required to take tests by computer. The input of their knowledge in writing therefore becomes integral to testing accuracy. We at Thomaston Public Schools are committed to improving our student’s ability to input their ideas and answers (Computer and Keyboarding Skills).
Beginning at first grade, our students will have access to a keyboarding program at school and at home. “Type-To-Learn 4” is the program’s name and each student at Black Rock and Center school will be using it in Technology Education Classes (Computers). This program can greatly enhance our student’s ability to keyboard. Presently, as you know our students get computer class (T.E.) once a week, by working from home or the library we should see a marked improvement. This Program is now supported from a, “Cloud” so student’s progress is reported back to us at school. Each student can work at their own pace so there is no need to worry what level your child is on, the computer will track their progress.
This program is computer memory intensive, (it requires one Gigabit) of space, please check the equipment requirements before you download it to your computer. You don’t need to be frustrated nor does your child. Attached to this letter should be a letter from Sunburst with all the pertinent information to download this program.
The logins for grades 1 through 6 are; first initial of student’s first name followed by their last name. Password for everyone grade 1-6 student is “welcome”
Account code is 150251 for BRS
Account code is 150278 for TCS
Please contact me by e-mail if I can be of assistance, I am in two schools and I will get back to you a.s.a.p.
Type to Learn 4 - Download instructions for home users
• Students must be currently enrolled in a TTL4 web enabled program at school.
• Students must download the program on their home computer. * 1GB of memory is required,
TTL4 is compatible with most operating systems but is not compatible with Google Chrome Books
• All students will need their Username, Password, and the school’s Account Code which the teacher has
provided below. * Please contact your school if you do not have this information
Please visit the following website for download options:
Once you have entered the link above into a web browser, you will scroll down to FULL VERSIONS and select
the “Full TTL4 Application – Windows – Web Version v1.2.1 (.97GB)” file. To download, click on the link and
choose SAVE rather than open or run. Locate the TTL4 zip file on your computer, often times it will be located
in your Downloads file. After downloading, right-click on the zip file and choose Extract. Double-click on the
extracted file to launch the installer. Click on Next through the few prompts. Once installed, launch the
application by clicking on Type to Learn 4 in your Start menu or desktop shortcut.
For even quicker installation you may use the following link:
the “Full TTL4 Application – Mac – Web Version v1.2.1 (944.65MB)” file. These files are zipped and should
automatically unpack on almost all OSX operating systems. Launch the installer by double clicking on the
contained file in your “downloads” or “documents” folder. The contained files will be in MPKG format for
installation to the Mac OS. Once installed, launch the application by clicking on Type to Learn 4 in your Start
menu or desktop shortcut.
If you are having difficulties logging in please contact your instructor. If you require technical assistance please
go to the Sunburst Tech Support website http://techsupport.sunburst.com/ and refer to our trouble shooting tips.
If you need additional assistance please register and complete a Support Ticket request on line.