https://youtu.be/jGrQ25o7MMM Hey everybody, it's Mike Gecawich, Co-Founder of Teaching.com, Edutyping.com and Typing.com, two of the world's largest keyboarding software. Welcome to another exciting episode of #AskEduTyping. Where we field questions from our user audience, both teachers and students all across the world who can submit questions through us through either Facebook or Twitter or Instagram and you'll reach us at...

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https://youtu.be/2yOJlCqZL64 There are important cognitive benefits to learning to type at a young age. This is not only a useful foundational skill, but it helps the brain develop and creates new neural paths. 1) Strengthen connections between hemispheres When both hands work together this challenges the brain to fight against right or left-hand dominance. Mastering typing early on can strengthen...

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https://youtu.be/w2GLMTXroBw Never underestimate your students. Need proof? Here are some youngsters throughout history who’ve gone above and beyond what is expected of them to defy odds and accomplish some miraculous feats. Thomas Edison You may know him for the invention of the light bulb, but did you know that at age 13 he already had his own newspaper printing company?...

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Good Hands Go Home

May 28th, 2018
Mike Gecawich

Acronyms are a great way to help students (and adults) remember information. Recalling the order of operations in math class would have been much more challenging if it weren’t for a fun phrase: Please excuse my dear aunt Sally. (Parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction). Given that typing uses all 26 letters of the alphabet, it would be nearly impossible...

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The Keyboarding Spelling Bee

May 21st, 2018
Mike Gecawich

I was recently on a long flight where the featured movie was “Akeelah and the Bee”, a 2006 film about a middle school spelling bee. I have to admit I was skeptical at first. How much intrigue could a film about a spelling bee possibly have? Boy, was I wrong! Not only did the film have great acting, but it...

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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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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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