At EduTyping, we're always looking for creative ways to better support teachers to make typing instruction fun for their students. Often, this happens by listening to teacher feedback and making adaptations to our typing program based on teacher requests. But sometimes, our support comes in other forms too… When Heather Fritz, a 5th-grade teacher from Linda Verde Elementary School, reached...

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https://youtu.be/qQZCpMm5MB8 According to one survey, 8 in 10 adults report suffering back pain. Extensive sitting and keyboard work can be more damaging than manual labour on your body, but a lot of it comes down to your posture at the computer. Feet and Legs Sit up straight with your feet flat on the floor. Avoid tucking your legs beneath you...

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https://youtu.be/lr28xBF2brg Maximize the benefits of technology in the classroom by using these clear rules and expectations 1. Handle computers with care Classroom computers are an investment that you want to last. Let your students know how computers should and shouldn't be handled. 2. No food or drink Students should never have food or drink near their computers, keeping computers clean...

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Socrates may have never seen a computer, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t have some tricks up his sleeve that would be useful in a computer class. What, you ask? Socratic seminars, of course! Socratic seminars are a fun teaching practice that engage students in rich, text-based discussion about a given topic. Think that using a discussion-based model to teach...

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Why Repetition is Key to Learning Typing

January 22nd, 2018
Mike Gecawich

Back in the day, if you did something bad in school you didn't get demerits... you got lines. The teacher would give you a sentence, most likely one stating your infraction, and you had to write it a hundred times or more. Now, if you've never been sentenced to write sentences (ha!), that might not sound so bad. But if...

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3 Ways Typing Makes Your Brain Stronger

October 30th, 2017
Mike Gecawich

There are plenty of “firsts” that parents eagerly await with a new child. The first step, the first word, the first day of school, the first time reading. What’s not usually on this list but should be is— the first time typing. Sure, learning to type may not be as integral to early communication as learning to read and write,...

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Hi everybody, it's Mike Gecawich again and thanks for joining me this week. I am Co-founder of Teaching.com as well as EduTyping, and this is Ask EduTyping. Remember, if I don't get to your questions today, please know that you can reach us at hashtag: #AskEduTyping, through Twitter or Facebook or Instagram I like to start each show with a...

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Ask EduTyping Episode 1

October 23rd, 2017
Mike Gecawich

View the transcript below— Good afternoon everybody, my name is Mike Gecawich, and I’m live here on Facebook with Ask EduTyping, which is our new weekly show that will bring teachers around the country and the globe at large different solutions and advice on teaching typing. I’m the Co-Founder of EduTyping as well as Teaching.com. I’ll be streaming to you...

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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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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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