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I like coffee and cake

By | December 5th, 2013|Adult learning, General, Humour, Touch Typing Research and Development|0 Comments

Don't forget to take a break when working on a computer. Get up and move around for a few minutes every 30 minutes.

3:16 pm 3:16 pm

Pearson announces edtech partnership with MaRS Discovery District

By | December 4th, 2013|General, Technology in Education|0 Comments

Touch Typing 4 Life  (soon to be  Qwertynomics) is already a client of MaRs and we are very excited to hear this news today. Toronto, December 2, 2013 – Pearson, the world's leading learning company, today announced a strategic partnership with MaRS Discovery District, a leading innovation centre located in Toronto, as part of its commitment to accelerating digital innovation in the global education space. Through this partnership, Pearson will work actively with education technology start-ups supported at MaRS, help facilitate training and education for digital innovators, and provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to collaborate with its global team. In the process, start-ups will gain insights into research, data and technical integration, and how to design products and services that have a positive impact on people's lives through learning. "At Pearson, we believe that technology innovation has the power to enable and scale transformation at all levels of the system. We are seeing [...]

9:49 pm 9:49 pm

Fun Winter Courses for Children in Newmarket

By | November 22nd, 2013|General, Technology in Education|0 Comments

Are your children a little bored during the holidays? Come and join us for some fun courses during the holidays. Be creative and learn new skills.

6:31 pm 6:31 pm

Children are suffering from rise of the ‘Gameboy Back’

By | November 18th, 2013|General|0 Comments

Doctors say that increasing numbers of children are developing serious spinal problems, such as slipped discs, because they slump for such long periods. Orthopaedic experts say children and teenagers are being left with injuries and curvatures because of a phenomenon they have dubbed “Gameboy Back,” after too many hours hunched over addictive computer games. Doctors say that increasing numbers of children are developing serious spinal problems, such as slipped discs, because they slump for such long periods. Writing in a medical journal, the Dutch surgeons said the scale of the problems today was akin to that more than a century ago, when child labour was common. Experts in this country said prolongued period on games consoles, and time hunched over smartphones, is damaging the posture of children, and would leave some with lifelong problems. Writing in the Dutch medical magazine, Medisch Contact, orthopaedic and spinal surgeon Piet van Loon said [...]

10:05 am 10:05 am

The Typewriter Orchestra

By | November 6th, 2013|General, Humour|0 Comments Did you know that the typewriter can be played in an orchestra? I wonder if the iPad will make it in next.

6:02 pm 6:02 pm

How Typing changed Carly for Life

By | November 4th, 2013|General, Supporting Special Needs, Technology in Education, Touch Typing Research and Development|0 Comments

I was moved by Carly’s story when I first heard about it last year. Take a few minutes to watch Carly’s video. This is not about learning to Touch Type. This is all about finding a voice, a non verbal voice to finally share with the world. You tube clip “My name is Carly Fleischmann and as long as I can remember I've been diagnosed with autism. I am not able to talk out of my mouth, however I have found another way to communicate by spelling on my computer. (and yes that is me typing on the computer by myself) I used to think I was the only kid with autism who communicates by spelling but last year I met a group of kids that communicate the same way. In fact some are even faster at typing then I am. Last year a story about my life was [...]

9:30 am 9:30 am

iPad Tips and Tricks

By | September 30th, 2013|iPad Tips and Tricks, Technology in Education|0 Comments

Whether you’re new to the iPad or a longtime user, here are some great tips to help you get the most out of the device. A few of these are intended for using on the new iPad, but most of them will be relevant to all iPad models of all ages. Switch the Mute Button to Orientation Lock Tap on Settings > General > Use Side Switch to: Lock Orientation. The side switch defaults to mute, but with volume buttons right underneath it this makes no sense, and there’s nothing more annoying than an iPad screen that’s constantly rotating if you’re reading in bed. Double-Tap Home Button to Access Brightness The iPad screen is extraordinarily bright, this is wonderful for daytime use but give your eyes some rest in dimmer environments and at night time by manually adjusting the brightness, just double-tap the Home button and swipe right until you see the [...]

1:09 am 1:09 am

Facebook for Educators and Community Leaders

By | September 27th, 2013|General|0 Comments

A few days ago Facebook released a new guide for Educators and Community Leaders. "Introducing A Facebook Guide for Educators and Community Leaders" 25 September 2013 at 13:00 Today, we are releasing the Facebook for Educators and Community Leaders Guide, a new resource that helps adults be supportive partners so that teens make safe, smart and responsible choices throughout the online world. Today’s teens were born into a digital world. They are connecting, sharing and learning through the latest advances in technology. This is creating a vibrant world full of interactivity and learning, where young people make new things and connect in ways that enrich their lives in the classroom and in their communities. Read more Download a copy for Free : Facebook for Educators and Community Leaders  

9:30 am 9:30 am

Save a Tree with Print Friendly

By | September 10th, 2013|Adult learning, General, Technology in Education|0 Comments

PrintFriendly cleans and formats web pages for perfect print experience. PrintFriendly removes Ads, Navigation and web page junk, so you save paper and ink when you print. It's free and easy to use. Perfect to use at home, the office, or whenever you need to print a web page. Web pages usually look terrible when printed, and waste tons of paper and ink. It's bad for your wallet and the environment. To Visit the site: Click here. 

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Facebook and Friendship

By | September 3rd, 2013|Cyber Safe and Cyber Savvy Children, Social Media, Technology in Education|0 Comments

Are Facebook friends true friends? It depends on what you mean by "friend". Published on November 10, 2010 by Michael W. Austin in Ethics for Everyone Have you heard of National UnFriend Day? To learn more about this, you can check out the announcement by Jimmy Kimmel and William Shatner here. I especially appreciate the line, "Remember five years ago when no one was on Facebook and you didn't know what the guy you took high school biology with was having for lunch? Remember how that was...fine?"Kimmel also states at the beginning of the video that there is something sacred about friendship. In one sense, he's right about this, but in another sense, he's not. To see why, we'll need to turn to Aristotle's account of friendship. It is important to recognize that he uses the term "friendship" in a broad sense, as will become clear.Aristotle claims that there are three types of [...]

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Back to School with Qwerty

By | September 2nd, 2013|Supporting Special Needs, Technology in Education, Touch Typing Research and Development|0 Comments

The need for new skills Education lays the foundation for our children to have a successful future. From elementary school to middle school and high school, your children are immersed in grade-specific subjects, assignments and activities. During school hours, your students may fell overwhelmed with the presented information, and if they're unable to keep up due to poor handwriting, concentration issues or not understanding, they may simply give up. That's where some extra help is needed. At Touch Typing 4 Life we teach you your child to touch type efficiently and in a fun way. In just a short period of time we can positively change the way your child works. Learning to type with our Qwertynomics methodology not only increases your child's grades but also increases their self-esteem  and confidence. Come and join Qwerty and his friends and a new gaming style of learning. Book early to avoid disappointment. Call [...]

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Back to School – 5 top tips

By | September 2nd, 2013|General, Humour, Technology in Education, Touch Typing Research and Development|0 Comments