Regardless of what profession you choose, mastering touch typing, and increasing your WPM will make you a more desirable candidate for a job, and will help you increase your efficiency in the workplace.
When your classroom of students gets their hands on tech, whether its laptops or tablet computers, the opportunity for excitement soars. That’s a good thing, but it can also create chaos. So, how do you keep kids who have the Internet at their fingertips on task? How can you ensure they use the tech appropriately and take proper care of it as they’re learning computer skills?
Apart from spending hours poring over a keyboard, there are some tips and tricks that typing students can borrow from concert pianists in order to increase typing speed. Check out the list below for some ideas of how to channel the techniques of great composers to improve your typing:
This past week I had the privilege of visiting Yung Wing Elementary School and meeting the 4th-grade teachers. Their 4th-grade students loved using Typing.com and many, at their teachers’ suggestion, had changed the skin on their lessons.
Using computers in the classroom is a great way to increase engagement, help students learn to use technology, and make your life easier as a teacher. In order to maximize the benefits of using technology in the classroom, it is important to have clear rules and expectations for appropriate computer use. Instill these habits in students from day one, and you’ll not only make your life easier, but you’ll help your students become responsible users of technology.
The key to speed for these animals is streamlined movement, thanks to the special features of their own bodies. You can apply these same concepts to your typing to type faster. Here’s how—
Aside from the standard QWERTY keyboard used in the U.S., there are actually many different keyboard layouts available to accommodate different languages. The keys on these international keyboards are located in different places based on the letters and accents that are used most frequently…
Employers seek a min. typing speed of 50 wpm for the sake of productivity, and around 30% of managers say they wouldn’t hire someone who can’t touch type. Here are 10 of the top professions, and how typing is an integral part of the job.
One man, Dr. Dvorak, pledged to come up with a more efficient layout for the keyboard. After over a decade of studying the English language and the physiologies of our hands, he designed a whole new keyboard. One, he believed, which would enable people to type MUCH more quickly.
Long hours at computer can be detrimental to your health if not done correctly. Instead, keep yourself healthy and pain-free by following these 9 tips for improving your typing posture.