They say that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill. That might sound like an incredibly high number on its own, but when it comes to typing, your students will probably rack up that many hours before they graduate from college… if not high school. Now, as your students are just starting out, you have the tremendous...

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Why Written Communication Skills Are So Important In business education, our number one goal is to prepare students to succeed in their future careers—from landing the job to excelling in it. So what skills do students need to get jobs after they graduate? Let’s ask the people that hire them. Each year, the National Association of Colleges and Employers polls...

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They say that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill. That might sound like an incredibly high number on its own, but when it comes to typing, your students will probably rack up that many hours before they graduate from college… if not high school. Now, as your students are just starting out, you have the tremendous...

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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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