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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Make sure your name is on your work. Read the directions carefully before you get started. Keep your eyes on your own paper. You've said it once, you've said it twice. You're starting to sound like a broken record, and still, students continue to forget the basics. This is often worse for typing teachers. Students at the keyboard often need...

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https://youtu.be/XQZuvgjs43A Hey everybody it's Mike Gecawich Co-Founder of Teaching.com, Typing.com and Edutyping.com. We basically are so proud to bring this show #AskEduTyping to you every single week through Facebook and it's also available on our blog. What we do each week is we provide teachers and students with creative lessons and ideas to start the show. Then we'll field questions...

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School Staff Typing Contest

May 7th, 2018
Mike Gecawich

When I was in middle school there was one event that every student looked forward to: the annual staff basketball game. There was nothing quite as entertaining as watching Mr. Clark, Mrs. Kazinsky, and even the school janitors face off against each other on the basketball court. Most of the teachers were terrible, but that made the whole thing even...

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A 2016 survey of global literacy quizzed 1,200 college students and recent graduates on their knowledge of geography, economics, and current events. The shocking results showed that on average participants scored a 55%. That would constitute failing in most any classroom! While young adults are more connected than ever with the comings and goings of their peers via social media,...

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Game Show Letters

April 16th, 2018
Mike Gecawich

As a kid, it wasn’t very often that my mom would let me stay home sick from school. But on those rare days that I was deemed ill enough to miss class, I’d spend the morning under a blanket on the couch watching game shows. It always felt unfair that the best game shows only aired during the day when I...

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When it comes to typing, attention to detail matters. Unfortunately, a dairy farm in Maine found this out the hard way recently. A missing comma in a list of duties that were exempted from overtime pay ended up costing them $5 million! That’s a lot of milk. Even if your students aren’t writing important business documents just yet, that doesn’t...

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Key to Your Imagination

April 2nd, 2018
Mike Gecawich

Today, it’s hard to think that there was a point in time when computers didn’t exist. Or that people commuted on horseback rather than by car. We’ve definitely come to take advantage of many of the inventions that we use most often. And yet, none of these nowadays-commodities would exist if it weren’t for inventors with active imaginations. Inventors need...

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