The Perfect Back-to-School Typing Activity!

August 21st, 2017 by Mike Gecawich

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...

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Typing

August 14th, 2017 by Mike Gecawich

As the start of the school year nears, we thought that you could use some help with your back to school prep! Thus, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide with all the information a teacher needs to effectively teach typing in their classrooms. Choose the appropriate guide for you:      In the upcoming 2017/18 school year, we will be...

Students in Kenyan Slum See Typing as Way Out

August 7th, 2017 by Mike Gecawich

In today’s world, computer literacy skills can unlock a wealth of opportunity, regardless of where you are from and what your background is. While in the developed world we can easily take for granted how easy it is to access technology and acquire computer literacy skills, there are many parts of the world where computer access and training is limited....

Switch things up with a BACKWARDS typing activity

July 31st, 2017 by Mike Gecawich

If you’ve ever had to edit your own writing you’ll know that it can be really difficult to notice errors on things that we’ve created ourselves, as our minds automatically fill in we’d intended to say. I’ve found that a great way to counteract that “error-skipping” tendency is to read my writing in reverse. Reading the paragraphs in reverse forces...

LOL! Check out this fun acronym typing activity

July 24th, 2017 by Mike Gecawich

If you’ve ever exchanged text messages with a teenager, you know that they are masters of acronyms. While adults might throw an “LOL” or “FYI” into a text or email, teens have taken casual acronyms to a whole new level. Reading a text conversation between teenagers can feel like deciphering a cryptic code. Consequently, any teacher using technology in the...

Try this creative alphabet typing challenge

July 17th, 2017 by Mike Gecawich

While writing poetry is not something that students get to spend a lot of time doing in school, it is a form of expression and creativity that many kids can benefit from. Let your students engage their creative sides with a fun typing activity Alphabet Soup. In this task, students are challenged with writing a list about a topic where...

Sprint your way to success with this typing activity

July 10th, 2017 by Mike Gecawich

A few years ago, one of my friends convinced me to train for a half marathon with him. To get started, we asked a professional runner to plan out our training schedule. I’d expected it to be primarily long runs to help work our way up to 13 miles... but surprisingly, a huge chunk of the schedule was dedicated to...

Independence Day Typing Activity!

July 3rd, 2017 by Mike Gecawich

Happy Independence Day! I hope your long weekend was filled with as much delicious barbecue as mine was. To help celebrate the occasion, today I’d like to share with you a fun typing activity where students are challenged to type the names of the US States. So today, why not spark a little national pride and typing competition with The...

Great typing activity for students learning new keys

June 26th, 2017 by Mike Gecawich

When my daughter gets a new dress, she rushes to put it on right away. But it doesn’t stop there. Suddenly, she wants to wear it EVERY single day. If it’s cold outside she’ll wear jeans under it. If it’s raining, she’ll wear her poncho over it. It doesn’t matter as long as she has THAT dress on. What makes...

Students love this typing scavenger hunt

June 19th, 2017 by Mike Gecawich

The other day on Facebook I came across this great video about breaking stereotypes. In it, they brought in a bunch of people that fit particular labels—moms, motorcycle dudes, nerdy kids, sports fans—and put them into distinct boxes outlined on the floor. At first, everyone looked at each other warily, seeing them as outsiders from “their” group. But then, the...