How can we keep our hands warm when typing?

How can we keep our hands warm when typing? Apart from doing up buttons with frozen fingers, there is nothing worse than trying to type with cold hands when sitting in a cold room. In previous job roles, I had a desk located in a corridor opposite a fire escape (with lovely gusts of wind…

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Type IT’s top 10 typing facts

Top typing facts Japanese Keyboard               From the word’s fastest typist to the shortest space bar, here are some of our top typing facts. Typing Day is held on January 8 every year as one week after New Year is a good time to think through and write down…

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Fun activities for Halloween by Type IT!

Fun activities for Halloween from Type IT! With Covid on the rise, you might decide to stay in rather than trick or treat this year.  There are still plenty of opportunities for fun and games at home this Halloweeny half-term.    Here are Type IT’s top tips for fun indoors.   Halloween recipesCookies, eyeball pops and…

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How have keyboarding lessons changed?

How have keyboarding lessons changed? As a lady in my late 40’s, when I started secondary school, the library computers were a novelty.  They were constantly in use and I was fascinated.   I became a school librarian and in turn, the head librarian let me use the computer in her office and I actually sat…

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Why should you challenge yourself?

Why should you challenge yourself? What are the benefits of challenging yourself?    You might work all hours.   You might be exhausted from parenting or juggling parenting with a job.   You might have hit the joys of menopause and the resulting fatigue.   You might have a long commute.  What can a challenge bring you? You can…

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How can children get organised at secondary school?

How can children get organised at secondary school? My son has just started secondary and there is so much to remember, especially as the timetable changes every other week.    There are pe days, club days and cooking days.  There are school books and reading books and keys to remember.   There is homework to do and…

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10 ways touch typing can help

10 ways touch typing can help   Are you thinking about you or your child learning to touch type, wondering whether it might be a good investment? Here are some top ways that touch typing can help and it’s like riding a bike – once learned, never forgotten! Speed – You can type up essays…

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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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