Kids May Know How To Use Devices When They Get Into Kindergarten, But EduTyping Teaches Them How To Type
We are definitely in the midst of a generation of students where many have had access to devices since they were three or even four years old. They’ve been swiping, playing games and watching tablets and smartphones. While we may assume that means they know how to type, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Kids that learn how to operate mobile devices and tablets before they learn how to type, teach themselves a reactive way to input data. While it may look like they’re typing, this method of input into the device is even inferior to the hunt and peck method.
With the introduction of computers into schools and classrooms traditional typing classes were pretty much eliminated. Computer classes started becoming more about coding, creating and playing games with no real focus on keyboarding and typing.
EdutTping knows how important it is to teach keyboarding and the proper way of typing to students. While many of us take typing for granted, we will see through the rest of this decade, and the next, that typing is replacing traditional pen and paper writing. For some students, this could be completely.
Students need to know how to type correctly, and efficiently for many important reasons:
- Increase accuracy
- Save time while doing classwork, homework and projects
- Get rid of bad habits
- Typing is replacing pen and paper
- Most jobs by 2020 will require typing and computer skills
- The foundation to jobs in coding is typing
With all of these reasons in mind, EduTyping offers typing solutions for students, teachers, schools and districts. For K-12 students, EduTyping offers EduTyping Jr for students in grades K-5. EduTyping Jr uses a row by row method with high frequency and sight words integrated throughout to reinforce reading comprehension.
For the middle and high school level, EduTyping offers, EduTyping Secondary a curriculum which uses a traditional touch typing and includes a series of interactive lessons which integrate pop culture content that keeps students engaged.
Before they get into typing EduTyping offers students a tech readiness class that teaches students all about computers, cyber citizenship, proper typing posture and techniques.
Teachers get powerful classroom management tools that includes access to automatic, instant grading and a dashboard that lets teachers see students progress in real time. Teachers can also customize EdutTping’s settings including the backspace key, sequence, and games.
District level administrators can manage multiple schools, admins and teachers with a single account.
With EduTyping, your students will learn to type correctly, and efficiently. Find out more at FETC 2018 in Orlando, January 23-26th, booth #840 and online at edutyping.com.
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