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...

A Typing Activity for All Sports Fans

June 12th, 2017 by Mike Gecawich

My son is a huge fan of Michael Jordan. Every time the kid has a free minute, he either plays basketball or re-watches old games of his favorite player. And he does it EVERY single day. At first, to be honest, I was concerned that my son’s passion would interfere with his academic performance...but I was wrong. He always finds...

The keyboarding activity to ramp up your speed

May 3rd, 2017 by Mike Gecawich

Usain Bolt is not just fast, he’s insanely fast! He’s able to run a full 100m in just 9.58 seconds. I don’t know about you, but there’s not a lot I can do in just 10 seconds. Tie my shoe, maybe? But that’s about it. When you think about it, though, do you think Usain Bolt would run that fast...

Mother’s Day Typing Project: Get ‘Em Cooking

May 1st, 2017 by Mike Gecawich

As a kid, Mother’s Day in my house meant my sister and I making breakfast in bed for our mom. We would sneak into the kitchen before she was up and get to work on eggs, pancakes, and coffee. Considering our lack of cooking skills, what was intended as a thoughtful gesture was probably more of a hassle than it...

This 17 year old girl’s typing skills are amazing!

April 24th, 2017 by Mike Gecawich

In my keyboarding classes, I always loved to share the story of Rose L. Fritz. Rose has gone down in the history books as the winner of the world’s first official speed typing contest, which was held in Chicago in 1906. But even more spectacular is the fact that she was just 17 years old at the time! Upon winning...

Give your students a chance to be legendary

April 20th, 2017 by Mike Gecawich

I was about 10 years old when we went on a family trip to Ohio. My mom knew I was pretty bored spending so much time with my aunt and uncle, so one day she had a surprise for me... She took me to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Now, as a big football fan there was NOTHING cooler...

What do your students want to be when they grow up?

April 17th, 2017 by Mike Gecawich

Kids are always asked “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Usually, though, that only gives them the space to give a one-word answer. Doctor, Teacher, Scientist… you know the drill. But as we all know, being a grown-up is so much more than that! With this week’s typing activity, 10 Years From Now, give kids a...