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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How do you create a good work/life balance?

How do you create a good work/life balance? I thought about this subject this week, as, no matter how hard I try, I am really struggling to fit in my exercise and my “Get fit with Rick” videos without a child using the front room where I exercise or my husband coming in in the…

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Top 10 typing tips – how to type in comfort

Good posture for typing

Top 10 typing tips   These tips seem particularly important to me at the moment.   During lockdown I have been working at the kitchen table which is the wrong height but luckily, I have a monitor stand, a decent chair and as a touch typist I have managed to save my neck and back.     I…

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Can playing the piano help you to be a better touch typist?

Can playing the piano help you to touch type

In previous articles we have looked at how learning to touch-type can be beneficial to children and adults with dyslexia and dyspraxia as touch typing involves a different way of learning – a “muscle memory”. Muscle memory is also used when learning the piano and the position of the keys and the skilful art of…

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What are the benefits of learning to touch type?

Fast typing is shown

Have you ever tried typing with two fingers?   I just had a go and it’s quite a slow and tiring process.   Now try typing with more fingers.   That’s a bit faster.   Now imagine learning to type with all your fingers, starting from a central position and  also, learning to type without looking down.   How fast…

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