Errors are part of the learning process! Unfortunately, though, for some students a few errors can entirely derail a typing lesson.
Bad habits happen. When it comes to typing, it almost feels like bad habits are inevitable.
By the time students get proper typing instruction in middle school, they’ve already spent their formative years pecking out messages to friends on an array of devices.
While each of these tools has its merits, the criteria for the best tool is that it should sufficiently cover the letters on the keys, that it’s removable, and that it feels natural while typing.
Speed will come with practice and repetition, but if students internalize bad habits by sacrificing accuracy for speed early on, these habits can be difficult to unlearn.
We often tell students that it’s important to improve their typing skills or learn to touch type, but we don’t always tell them why.
And we should, because understanding why touch typing is important will help boost motivation and get kids on board when it comes time to practice.
At the end of the day, typing is a pretty straightforward task that doesn’t tend to involve audio or movement. That said, there are plenty of ways that you can mix up typing time to help students keep their focus.
Every day we get tons of questions from teachers asking for help with their typing classes. So now, I’ve decided to set aside some time to answer the most important questions that come in each week on video and share them with everyone.
Studies show that people are more productive when working in an organized workspace. The same is true for working with an organized computer desktop. In honor of “National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day” here are our top tips for keeping your virtual desktop clean and organized.
As teachers, it is our responsibility to make sure that students learn appropriate guidelines for computer use. When it comes to how to protect their vision, our recommendation is the 20-20-10 rule.