Every day we get tons of questions from teachers asking for help with their typing classes. With comments coming in from the blog, email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and in-person at school visits… it’s gotten pretty hard to keep up with it all. So now, I’ve decided to set aside some time each week to answer the most important questions that...

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Typing Boggle

October 16th, 2017
Mike Gecawich

A favorite tradition around my house is “Game Night”. Once a week we spend an hour together as a family and play board games. Not only is it a fun way to spend time with my kids, but I’ve found that there are tons of great lessons and life skills to be learned through board games. Through Monopoly, my kids...

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Today thanks to the rise of texting, tweeting, chatting, facebooking, whatsapping (I’m running out of newfangled verbs here…) something has gotten lost amongst the current generation. That is the ability to format documents properly. That may not sound like that big of a deal. But it’s actually one of the most crucial business skills out there. They say not to...

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While you might lose your mind if you hear the chorus to Justin Bieber’s latest hit one more time, chances are, your students don’t feel the same way. They may have different opinions about what makes good music, but nearly all students enjoy listening to their favorite tunes. In fact, many studies have shown that listening to music can help...

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“Fast Track” Keyboarding Excitement

September 25th, 2017
Mike Gecawich

A colleague and I recently got into a debate over whether or not race car driving should be considered a sport or not. While he claimed that the activity is devoid of any skill or talent besides a willingness to risk one’s life, I disagree. Formula 1 drivers spend years and years training. They need to be able to handle...

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As a kid, I dreaded parent teacher conferences. My teachers were always sure to update my mom and dad on all the mischief I had gotten into over the course of the semester. Today, most teachers don’t wait until report card pickup to communicate with parents. Email, texts, and school wide platforms make it easy to touch base with students’...

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Try These Typing Tongue Twisters Today!

September 11th, 2017
Mike Gecawich

Have you ever thought about the saying “laughter is the best medicine”? Well as it turns out, it’s true. Not only will a good laugh cheer you up when you’re in a bad mood, but laughter can actually improve your immune system. Laughter increases the number of antibodies in your blood stream while decreasing the number stress hormones, thus boosting...

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I spend much of my work day at a computer writing emails, product proposals, or blog entries. Nearly all of this typing is done off the top of my head, and often in a rush. Even as someone who’s been typing their whole life, my fingers can’t always keep up with the ideas I want to get down on the...

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12 Fun Ideas for Custom Typing Lessons

August 28th, 2017
Mike Gecawich

I don’t know about you, but often when I was teaching I was assigned terribly outdated materials to use in the classroom. The worst were the videos, where the 80’s style outfits and monster-sized electronic gadgets always made the kids groan. I had to work extra hard to try to make the content feel relevant and up to date for...

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Having school pride is important for more than just rooting for your football team. Studies show that students with more school spirit tend to perform better academically, are more civically engaged, and are happier in general. Sometimes students and teachers alike can be reluctant to head back to school after a relaxing summer. How about welcoming students back with a...

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