How Far Can You Soar?

March 5th, 2018
Mike Gecawich

Studies show that students are more invested in learning when they have a clear idea of how they are improving and where they stand on the route to mastery. In fact, providing students with visual displays of their formative assessments has been associated with a 26% gain in achievement. When we think about typing, students know they want to improve...

Read More →

Trivial Pursuit Keyboarding

February 26th, 2018
Mike Gecawich

What is the only manmade object observable from the moon? On which island was Napoleon exiled after his defeat at Waterloo? What is the capital of Australia? These are just three of the thousands of questions that make up part of the popular board game Trivial Pursuit. When Trivial Pursuit first came out in 1979, players relied on their own...

Read More →

How many times have you graded student writing with meticulous feedback only to have students shove the returned assignment into their binder without even glancing at it? Written feedback is a valuable teaching tool, but only if students read it and use it to improve. The first step in getting students to take feedback to heart? Teach proofreader’s marks! These...

Read More →

The Guessing Game

February 5th, 2018
Mike Gecawich

Kids are naturally curious. They want to know all there is to know about the world around them from how the seasons change to where kiwis come from. Let’s face it, though. In the typing classroom, it can be hard to activate students’ natural curiosity. So why not incorporate a typing game that does just that? The Guessing Game will...

Read More →

To this day I can still vividly remember my 7th grade U.S. History class with Ms. Dawson. Not only did she have an infectious enthusiasm for history, but she had an incredibly novel way of designing her unit tests: She let us write the questions! At the end of every unit, we would spend one class period writing multiple choice questions...

Read More →

Names are important. In his award-winning book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie gives readers a tip on just how important names are. "Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language." It’s true! Picture how you immediately perk up when your name is called, whether by a...

Read More →

As teachers, how can we foster creative thinking in our classrooms? One of the easiest ways is through creative writing. And coincidentally, there is a direct connection that can be made between creative writing and mastering typing. One of the main goals in learning to touch type is to get to the level where you can type as you think....

Read More →

12 Days of Christmas

December 11th, 2017
Mike Gecawich

With the holiday seasons right around the corner, teachers face an eternal dilemma. How can you embrace the spirit of the season in your classroom, while still keeping your students working on important academic skills? While kicking back and watching Home Alone is definitely not an option, it seems wrong to ignore the festivities altogether. When it comes to typing,...

Read More →

Basketball Keyboarding

December 5th, 2017
Mike Gecawich

There is perhaps no sport where teamwork is as critical for success as in basketball. With only five players per team on the court at a time, it is imperative that they communicate and work together if they want to win. In fact, Michael Jordan once said that “talent wins games, but teamwork wins championships.” While typing is generally a...

Read More →

Hey everybody, it's Mike Gecawich, Co-founder of Teaching.com, EduTyping.com and Typing.com, here with another edition of #AskEdutyping. This week's show is going to be a little bit different format from what we've done in the past. Basically, the last couple of weeks we've been flooded with lots of questions about receiving ideas, or giving some teaching ideas and tips on...

Read More →