Tandem Master is on its way…

NSW DET have funded the Tandem Master USB keyboard for Mac. It is ordered and soon will be in the classroom. Happy days Macco, happy days.

which in Morse code is:

-. … .– /  -.. . – /  …. .- …- . /  ..-. ..- -. -.. . -.. /  – …. . /  – .- -. -.. . — /  — .- … – . .-. /  ..- … -… /  -.- . -.– -… — .- .-. -.. /  ..-. — .-. /  — .- -.-. .-.-.- /  .. – /  .. … /  — .-. -.. . .-. . -.. /  .- -. -.. /  … — — -. /  .– .. .-.. .-.. /  -… . /  .. -. /  – …. . /  -.-. .-.. .- … … .-. — — — .-.-.- /  …. .- .–. .–. -.– /  -.. .- -.– … /  — .- -.-. -.-. — –..– /  …. .- .–. .–. -.– /  -.. .- -.– … .-.-.-

Comparing the above paragraphs makes me realise just how well Mac does with his morse code.  The first paragraph,  if we typed it, is only 138 characters (including spaces).  To type it in morse code Mac would have to enter 504 characters.

To date Mac hasn’t learnt punctuation or spaces – but with the TandemMaster soon to be in his life then I imagine these will be a priority as he moves on in his learning.

During class dictation over the last couple of weeks Mac has only been finishing some 30 seconds after the other children.

Not bad going all things considered.

1 Comment

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One response to “Tandem Master is on its way…

  1. Hooray!

    Hope Mac gets lots of practice with it in the holidays, if not sooner.

    Yes: 138 versus 504 characters.

    How does he check/proofread/edit?

    And 30 seconds after is pretty good going.

    And I now see where the punctuation might come from:

    http://tandemmaster.org/morse_code.html

    (A combination of letters for the exclamation mark!)

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