A survey conducted by the Chartered Institute for IT a few years ago revealed that most schools – over 80% – thought that it was important to teach children how to touch type. Yet the survey revealed that only around 15% of schools actually did so.
The same survey showed that, on average, secondary school children were using a computer for around 3 hours every school day.
Today, computers are being used in schools even more often, and with computer-based exams an inevitability waiting to happen, typing skills have never been more important.
By learning to touch type, your pupils will be able to work much more quickly and accurately whilst increasing their ability to focus on the subject matter rather than the mechanics of using the keyboard. And by keeping their eyes firmly on their computer screen when they type, they will avoid damaging long-term neck and upper back injuries caused by constantly looking down at the keyboard.
So why do so many schools steer clear of offering any touch-typing training for their pupils?
At Type&Test, typing training is our business. We speak to many schools and most say that whilst they recognise that learning to type is important and beneficial, they don’t have the timetable space or the teaching resources for it. And of course it is not presently included in the National Curriculum.
So to help, we have decided to offer schools a complete solution that handles everything for them.
Called ‘Total Typequick’ it provides a total service, all delivered remotely, including the enrolment of pupils, through to the monitoring of progress, handling of queries and the final completion of assessments leading to the award of a certificate customised for your school.
We’ll provide you regular reports on progress, and you will have access to the progress tracking software that is included if you want to see how things are going for yourself. Otherwise there is nothing for the school to do other than to encourage pupils to use the course as often as possible, at home or in spare time at school.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line ‘Total Typequick’ and we will send you a link to our electronic brochure and our Price List. Or call 01480 861867, or visit www.typeandtest.com. To make an enquiry via our web site, click here.