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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https://youtu.be/NuLvAHOHX5g   Hey everybody is Mike Gecawich co-founder of Teaching.com, Typing.com and Edutyping.com back with another exciting episode of our weekly show #AskEduTyping where we field questions from our users from all around the world, focused on teachers and students who use our products in specific, Typing.com and Eduytyping.com. So we're every week for about 15 minutes but if we...

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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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https://youtu.be/3uTFsQDlqRI   Hey everybody I'm Mike Gecawich back with another exciting episode of #AskEduTyping. I am co-founder of Teaching.com, Edutyping.com and Typing.com where we service literally hundreds of thousands of students across the United States and the world to teach the foundational skill of keyboarding which is a skill you all need for all things technology. Each week we field...

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Keyboarding Cryptograms

March 19th, 2018
Mike Gecawich

I recently had the pleasure of observing a teacher who had a unique approach to engaging students in lessons: She pitched every assignment as if it were a mystery to solve. From science experiments to determining the meaning of new vocabulary words, students were tasked time and again with “solving a challenging mystery”. And the results were incredible! Students approached...

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Hey everybody it's Mike Gecawich, Co-founder of Teaching.com, Typing.com and Edutyping.com here with another exciting episode of #AskEduTyping which is a weekly show where we field user questions from around the United States teachers and students who use Typing.com or Edutyping.com and anybody who is learning keyboarding at large who has general questions. Each week we start with a tip...

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