Back to School Tips from the Type IT! Team

Back to school tips As our children start school this week and next, here are some tips for the start of the school term. 1. Try and get together a weekly wall planner with a rough idea of school and activities – when their clubs and pe lessons are so that kit can be prepared…

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Is Latin an important topic to learn at school? If not, what other practical skills should children learn?

Is Latin an important topic to learn at school?  If not, what other practical skills should children learn?   Education secretary Gavin Williamson has initiated a new scheme to boost the take-up of Latin among disadvantaged pupils.  He unveiled a £4 million “Latin excellence programme”. Why focus on Latin? “We know Latin has a reputation…

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The benefits of touch typing for children

What is Touch Typing? Learning to touch type enables you to type letters, numbers, punctuation and symbols without looking at the keyboard.  This process relies on muscle memory, the same type of memory used to learn an instrument or sport. When is the right time to start? Although it depends on the child, children’s hands…

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Type IT! and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Type IT! and the Duke of Edinburgh Award

Type IT! and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme What is the DofE? The Duke of Edinburgh award scheme is an opportunity to discover new interests and a tool to develop essential skills for life and work.   It is also respected by employers as a mark of achievement. 14-24 year-olds can do a DofE programme…

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Things for kids to do in the summer for free!

Things for kids to do in the summer for free!     At home or outdoors   Mini beast hunt. You can find some useful identification charts here https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/PDF/Minbeasts%20pack.pdf   Craft with nature Collect fallen leaves, petals and twigs and make your own artwork.  You could recreate your favourite animal or a scene.   Create…

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Typing and technology through the ages!

Cream dial telephone

Typing and technology through the ages by a 47 year old. What has your experience been with typing and technology through the years?   I remember my son asking me if cars were “a thing” when I was young!   At age 47, it is funny to think that when I was a child, all communication…

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