A coffee or two a day…

I’m a huge coffee fan…as you can tell from my photo! But like many of us, I worry I am having too much caffeine. Well there’s some good news because a recent UK study has shown that drinking a few cups of coffee each day is actually good for us! 😃 A UK study of…

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Working from home during nice weather by Type IT!

With more homeworking post lockdown, it can be really hard to sit down and stay focused now the weather is warming up. So how can you bring the outside to the inside, while staying comfortable indoors? Cut down on that dehydrating caffeine in hot weather.    Substitute nice cool drinks of water.   Too boring?   Consider adding…

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What motivated me to set up my Type IT! business?

I set up Type IT! because of a need to make money! Pure and simple. My husband and just been made redundant and my first business, Click IT! (Computer Clubs in Nursery Schools) wasn’t paying enough to support the both of us and pay the household bills. In survival mode, I thought of ways I…

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Is touch typing faster?

The answer is a resounding YES! Hunting and pecking I was a fairly fast typist, hunting and pecking with four fingers. My speed test result was 42wpm. But it wasn’t fast enough for me. How fast do we think? We think much faster than we speak, with some researchers suggesting we think up to 800…

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Things to do this Easter

I will be working from home over Easter as I’m sure many of you will with the current more flexible working conditions.   So, when you can’t get out and about, what can the kids be doing?   An Easter egg hunt – I’m not sure if you ever grow out of this one – get…

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Dysgraphia and Touch Typing

We have more and more students coming to us to learn touch typing because they have dysgraphia. Mostly they find it difficult to write for an extended period of time. Learning to touch type for these children isn’t just desirable, it’s essential.

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Top 10 typewriter facts from Type IT!

Did you know? The typewriter was originally designed to print page numbers on books. The longest top-row word is ‘rupturewort’, a type of plant. Peru is the only country that can be typed on one row of a keyboard. The QWERTY layout was created in 1874 for Sholes & Glidden typewriters. It was designed to…

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Solve Handwriting Problems By Learning To Touch Type

One of the most common reasons why parents want their children to touch type is because they find it tricky to write for an extended period of time. Thankfully there are some schools, more so in the private sector, that will allow pupils to use a laptop in class if they can demonstrate they can…

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