How to speed up your typing skills?

So you want to improve your typing speed? How do you do this and what successful ways can you implement to improve your typing speed?

 

Searsol recommends that you do at least an hour of typing practice a week. We provide typing courses where students can learn how to type in a controlled environment where the skill of typing is encouraged. We also provide online courses for those students that access our course centres.

 

In order to improve your typing speed, you must go beyond the minimum recommendation of one hour per week. We suggest a triangulation approach to learning how to type. First we recommend that you do the one hour practice at our course centre or online. Then combine this with any typing that you need to do at home or at school. Please note that at all times your fingers need to be on the home keys. This will ensure correct finger position at all times. By doing this will improve your typing speed and reinforce the learning you already have.

 

If you are unable to make our typing centre, we recommend trying out online typing course  at www.typewiz.com

What should a child be learning over the Summer of 2015?

Computer skills

With the increasing array of computers options available to children – PC, laptop, tablet and smartphones. Children are been exposed to the wonders of technology at increasing rate and at earlier age. But computer skills should a child be learning in 2015 to stay ahead of the learning curve?

 

Cloud Computing

We are only beginning to understand the capabilities of cloud computing. Cloud computing is defined as deploying groups of remote servers and software networks that allow centralized data storage and online access to computer services or resources. (Wikipedia). But what does that mean to us a computer users? Well in essence we no longer need to stored out computer files (documents, music, pictures etc) on local devices hard drive but can be accessed from centralised storage area, the “cloud”. We can use multiple devices to access the documents and can update these where ever we have internet connection and device. This is a major change we have worked with computers and it will lead to great efficiency for everyone.

 

Web based application v’s computer applications

Traditionally students used a Pc or laptop as their main computing device. They installed applications and used them to update their work. But with the development of the internet and cloud computing. The move is now to use the internet as the go to option to update documents or use applications. Where traditionally students would have used Microsoft Office for created documents, spreadsheets etc. Now the move is to use online resources instead such as Google Drive or Microsoft Office 365. Students are now arranging their lives online so the skills the need to learn is using web based application as opposed to computer applications.

 

Email

Email is still the biggest channel of communication for everyone, even greater than social media. Students should be learning the basics of email such as how to create, reply, forward and attachments. Email is still vital for students to learn and operate in today’s modern society because business still engage most of their communication via email.

 

Touch Typing

To be able to touch type with speeds of upto 40 word per minute can give you child a brilliant life skill no matter what device they will use in the future. Touch typing is one of these skills that may not be considered vital to a student. But as they work with computers for the rest of their lives, to be able to touch type correctly and with speed can save them time.


These are some computer skills that will help you child to stay ahead of the learning curve with computers. If you are interested in helping to develop your child skills, why not book them into one of computers camps over the Summer 2015. More details of Searsol’s Computer camps are available by clicking on the following link.

What essential computer skills should your child learn to stay ahead of the curve?

Computer skills

What essential computer skills should your child learn to stay ahead of the curve?

 

With the increasing array of computer options available to children – PC, laptop, tablet, and smartphones. Children are been exposed to the wonders of technology at an increasing rate and at an earlier age. But computer skills should a child be learning to stay ahead of the learning curve?

 

Cloud Computing

We are only beginning to understand the capabilities of cloud computing. Cloud computing is defined as deploying groups of remote servers and software networks that allow centralized data storage and online access to computer services or resources. (Wikipedia). But what does that mean to us, computer users? Well, in essence, we no longer need to store our computer files (documents, music, pictures, etc) on local devices hard drive but can be accessed from centralised storage area, the “cloud”. We can use multiple devices to access the documents and can update these where ever we have an internet connection and device. This is a major change we have worked with computers and it will lead to great efficiency for everyone.

 

Web-based application v’s computer applications

Traditionally students used a Pc or laptop as their main computing device. They installed applications and used them to update their work. But with the development of the internet and cloud computing. The move is now to use the internet as the go-to option to update documents or use applications. Where traditionally students would have used Microsoft Office for created documents, spreadsheets etc. Now the move is to use online resources instead such as Google Drive or Microsoft Office 365. Students are now arranging their lives online so the skills they need to learn is using web-based application as opposed to computer applications.

 

Email

Email is still the biggest channel of communication for everyone, even greater than social media. Students should be learning the basics of email such as how to create, reply, forward, and attachments. Email is still vital for students to learn and operate in today’s modern society because businesses still engages most of their communication via email.

 

Touch Typing

To be able to touch type with speeds of up to 40 word per minute can give you child a brilliant life skill no matter what device they will use in the future. Touch typing is one of these skills that may not be considered vital to a student. But as they work with computers for the rest of their lives, to be able to touch type correctly and with speed can save them time.


These are some computer skills that will help your child to stay ahead of the learning curve with computers. If you are interested in helping to develop your child’s skills, why not book them into one of the computer camps over Easter or Summer. More details of Searsol’s Computer camps are available by clicking on the following link.

What is the best online spelling and grammar software available on the market today?

In any word applications such as Microsoft Word, Google docs or Open office there is spelling and grammar checking built into the program. So why would you need to supplement this with a purchase of another product that does the check for you?

 

The reason why you would use a separate program to check for errors on your document is that the program you is better than the one

 

Features that online spelling and grammar software that offer :

  • The software can corrects entire sentences automatically as opposed to slower method of each word being checked.
  • Corrects spelling mistakes with a higher degree of accuracy compared to traditional spell checkers
  • Misused words and be added to dictionary so that the program can remember these.
  • Grammar errors are checked against a sentence to ensure that it is correct.
  • The correction is based on context and so the words provided are extremely reliable.
  • Users can work quickly and efficiently ensuring that work produced is highly accurate.

 

The program that we have used over the last several years has been the online spelling and grammar software called Ginger. Ginger software is an award-winning productivity-focused company that helps you write faster and better, thanks to grammar checker,punctuation, and spell checker tools which automatically detect and correct misused words and grammar mistakes. Ginger works with whichever device or platform you prefer to use. Just install the productivity app on your phone or tablet, or install Ginger on your desktop to improve your communication skills automatically.

 

Write unique text and enrich existing sentences with the help of Ginger’s sentence rephraser, and utilize the synonyms tool to replace boring words with script that’s much more exciting.

Avoid embarrassing typos with the spelling book, and use all the features found on Ginger Page to improve your writing skills. Write fast without fear! Whether on your computer or using the keyboard app on your phone, Ginger will correct your mistakes for you.

 

Any time you’re writing for business, sending an important email, or completing school assignments, you can use Ginger’s writing tools to improve your vocabulary and prevent errors. Whether using the mobile keyboard typing app or your computer’s keyboard, Ginger is the best writing solution and productivity tool available.

 

Use our grammar rules to ensure that your writing is as accurate as it can be. Once you’re finished, use our proofreader to check for mistakes with a single click or tap.

Improve your communication skills with our dictionary, translations, and text reader, no matter what you’re writing. Ginger Software products are suitable for both native English speakers and speakers of English as a Second Language (ESL). Write with confidence, enhance your language skills, and never worry about mistakes again.

 

Ginger is the only software able to correct whole sentences in a single click. It goes beyond other spell checkers, analysing the context of sentences to automatically correct unusual spelling mistakes, misused words and grammar errors. Ginger Software is not only a text correction tool, but a powerful learning platform. Ginger provides valuable writing support to its users and statistical guidance through its reporting features for educators and parents.


To purchase a licence of GInger software, click on the following link http://searsol.com/typing-centres/