Keyboard Shortcut “Hacks”

Keyboard Shortcut “Hacks”

The humble keyboard is a fixture in many people’s everyday lives whether it be at school or work, however many people are not aware of the numerous useful Keyboard shortcut “hacks”. Keyboard shortcut “hacks” – Scrolling using the space bar Hitting the space bar will scroll down the page for you […]

Challenge 4 – Keeping Kids Eyes On The Screen

Challenge 4 – Keeping Kids Eyes On The Screen

The following information has been lifted and adapted from Ed Alive’s The following information has been adapted from EdAlive’s Typing Tournament – Guide To Best Classroom Practice. While looking at the screen instead of the keyboard, students can see if they’ve made a mistake and correct themselves immediately, improving typing […]

Challenge 2 –  A Whole School Strategy

Challenge 2 – A Whole School Strategy

The following information has been adapted from EdAlive’s Typing Tournament – Guide To Best Classroom Practice © 2018. Typing is a key life skill that should be acquired and developed longitudinally. Typing Tournament has been built to help teachers achieve the relevant keyboarding curriculum outcomes across all years of schooling. […]

Challenge 1 – Finding Time To Teach Typing

Challenge 1 – Finding Time To Teach Typing

Finding time to teach typing quickly pays off Many teachers find that fitting just one more thing into the crowded school curriculum is difficult. In the case of teaching typing skills a little work upfront quickly pays off. Once students are able to type they can get through their other […]

Challenge 3 – Breaking Bad Typing Habits

Challenge 3 – Breaking Bad Typing Habits

The following information has been lifted and adapted from Ed Alive’s The following information has been adapted from EdAlive’s Typing Tournament – Guide To Best Classroom Practice © 2018. Most students come to Typing Tournament with well-established poor typing habits. Children as young as 2 regularly interact with iPads and […]

Challenge 5 – Keeping Student Results Relevant

Challenge 5 – Keeping Student Results Relevant

When student results are mismatched with their ability level, they may end up taking on challenges they are not ready for. The following information has been adapted from EdAlive’s Typing Tournament – Guide To Best Classroom Practice. Sometimes, a student’s recorded results may be fail to accurately reflect a student’s […]

FREE Typing Tip Posters

FREE Typing Tip Posters

Use these Free Typing Tip Posters in your classroom or homeschool program to engage and motivate your students and help them learn the vital skill of touch typing. Kids who can type have a clear advantage in their ongoing education and in life. Download these FREE Typing Tips posters to jazz up […]

Challenge 6 – Maintaining motivation

Challenge 6 – Maintaining motivation

The following information has been lifted and adapted from Ed Alive’s Typing Tournament – Guide to best classroom practice © 2018 Page 13. For many students learning to type is a challenging exercise. As with all poor habits It takes a lot of discipline for a student with bad typing […]

How to Clean Your Keyboard

How to Clean Your Keyboard

Keyboards in schools get a lot of use – by a lot of different people! On top of this, students, especially young students, aren’t known for their cleanliness! In fact, some research shows keyboards to be dirtier than toilet seats! Coming into a new school term is a perfect time […]

5 Ways To Increase Your Typing Speed

5 Ways To Increase Your Typing Speed

How to increase your typing speed Being able to type fast is a great skill to have especially when it comes to ongoing education and the work environment. Being able to quickly and accurately type up assignments, tests, documents, replies or articles, etc. will make your day go more smoothly […]