๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ง๐˜†๐—ฝ๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜†

                    Typing remains a fundamental skill, and learning to type fast and accurately should be considered an essential skill for anyone who sees themselves working with a computer (which is most people!). ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐˜๐˜†๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด? Itโ€™s typing using all of your fingers…

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Parent and child learning

  My son (age 12) came home the other day enthused by the app Duolingo.ย  He was enjoying the Spanish games but the problem was that with the free version, if you ran out of hearts, you had to wait quite a long period before you could play again and/or watch video promotions in order…

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Diary of an invigilator, GCSE exam learnings and tips

Exam prep, GCSE examinations A lovely 7.50 am start today on day one and my first task was to take out the triplicate copies of the room plan and put them in various locations to prepare students for where they needed to sit. The outdoor display case is particularly fun.ย ย  In the mocks, I was…

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Mental health and exams

                    SATS, assessments, GCSEโ€™s and A levels, school life seems to be all about tests.ย ย ย ย  My boys seem to be constantly having assessments since starting secondary school and I have just been emailed a large revision list for them both. So how can they cope with…

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Tips to Improve Handwriting

For children, neat, legible, cursive handwriting can be tough.ย ย  Writing involves a good grip, coordination and writing for long periods can be extremely tiring, especially in an exam situation.ย ย ย  If your child has educational needs then spelling, grammatical issues, and crossing outs can also be an issue. When my boys were in primary school, they…

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How to touch type the right way

Our remote course is designed so that students can learn from home with our expert guidance. We upload videos and audio instructions throughout the course as well as providing โ€œhow to get betterโ€ personalised written feedback each week. Sounds pretty straightforward? For the majority of students it is. But we donโ€™t leave it to chance.…

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Exam season, inside the exam hall

  As an exam invigilator for 8 years, I have seen the work that goes on behind the scenes at my local secondary school.ย ย ย  Apart from all the preparation, there are so many things to consider. When the exam rooms are set up, there is a lot to think of apart from children getting the…

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A new challenge by Type IT!

  Hopefully you will all be revitalised after the Easter Bank Holiday and now might be the time to take on a new challenge and to learn a new skill?   We all have different ways of learning that work for us, but here are a few tips on how to learn the best possible…

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Type IT! Easter Typing Quiz

With the Easter holiday approaching, here is a typing quiz for children (and their parents!) How many can you get right? Why not try our typing challenge and see how fast you can type? Can you find and type these words on the keyboard? Easter egg Bunny Spring Daffodil Chocolate   ย  Which hand should…

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