Searsol computer classroom based camps now available to book over the month of July 2021 in Dublin – Artane, Dundrum and Lucan.

Searsol classroom-based computer Camps now available to book over the month of July 2021 in Dublin – Artane, Dundrum and Lucan.

Looking for something productive for your child to do over the Summer? Why not enrol them in our Searsol computer skills camps where they will learn a range of computer skills which will help them through school and beyond. Camps start on Monday 28th of June and runs for five weeks.  The camps are taken place in the following locations this year:

There are two levels available to book on our website at searsolcomputercamps.com/computercamps

Level 1 Computer course is suitable for children from 8 years old (Primary school) and offers the following:

Computer Camp – Level 1 – 8 -10-year-olds

First Hour – Touch Typing

Typewiz typing tutor – designed specifically for children.

Touch Typing – the first hour of the course is dedicated to learning how to touch type. Using our typing tutor Typewiz. Your child will be shown how to type correctly using their eight fingers. Helping them to improve their typing skills and saving them time doing their homework/projects for schools

Second Hour – Email / Word Processing / Presentation Slides

Email – Learn how to compose email reply, forward

Email fundamentals – Compose, reply, and forward messages and adding attachments. Learn how to send an email and become confident about how to use email.

Create word processing documents

Word Processing – introduction to word processing.  Your child will learn how to use word processing to create documents. They will learn how to format, insert images, change fonts and sizes. Giving them the confidence to use word processing to create documents for school homework and projects.

Create presentation slides similar to PowerPoint

Presentation slides – Your child will learn how to create presentation slides similar to PowerPoint. They will learn how to insert images, add animation, insert video, formatting. This will give them the knowledge to create slides for classroom presentations.

Third Hour – Fun Stuff – Design / Create / Draw and Animate

In the last how your Child will get to do the following:

  • Design their online comic book.
  • Creating their own avatar or character
  • Design and print birthday cards.
  • Download images from Google images
  • Creating their own Picture collages.
  • Draw and edit their own images.
  • Uploading, editing, and cropping pictures.
  • Image design
  • Coding
    And much more…
Create birthday cards
Comic strips
Design and Create picture collages

Level 2 Computer course is suitable for Teenagers and offers the following:

Teenager computer Camp – level 2

First Hour – Touch Typing

Your teen will learn how to touch-type using our Typewiz typing tutor. Specifically designed for children to learn how to type fast and effectively.

Second Hour – Email / Word Processing / Presentation Slides / Spreadsheets

  

Email fundamentals – setting up and using email correctly. Compose, reply, and forward messages and adding attachments. Sending business emails.

Word Processing – Intermediate word exercises, formatting creating tables, borders etc.

Presentation slides – create, animate, insert images, format, inserting tables, adding videos.

Spreadsheet – creating, add function, minus function, sum function.

Third Hour – Fun Stuff – Design / Create / Draw and Animate

  

In the last how your Teen will get to do the following:

  • Creating their own online comic book.
  • Design their own avatar and character
  • Download images from google images
  • Creating their own Picture collages.
  • Draw and edit your own images.
  • Uploading, editing and cropping pictures.
  • Image design
  • Coding
  • And much more…

To book a place on the course go to https://searsolcomputercamps.com/computercamps

Easter 2021 Teen computer class via Zoom

Easter 2021 online computer classes via Zoom 

Improve your child’s computer skills with this new and interactive computer class via Zoom.

Teenage online computer classes

Topics covered:

Design and create presentation slides with confidence.

Learn how to use spreadsheets, find out by formulas and functions.

Google sheet
Google sheet

Learn how to compose an email, reply, forward and add an attachment.

Learn how to use email
Learn how to use email

Learn how to create a document, spell check, format, add in images.

 

Set up your own YouTube channel including own YouTube channel art.

Design own Youtube channel art
Design own Youtube channel Art

Create your own video and upload it YouTube. Add video thumbnail, video description and links

Youtube channel
YouTube channel

Create their own avatar    

Create their own online avatar

Create your own avatar
Create your own avatar

Create a comic strip

Design and create their own comic strip

Design a Comic Strip
Design a Comic Strip

Create a Picture Collage

Download a collection of pictures and organise them in a collage

Create Picture Collages
Create Picture Collages

Design beautiful animation art.

3D image drawing
Animation art

Introduce your child to the world of coding via code games!

code games
code games

For more information about the course visit either:

Level 2 – Secondary school children (2 to 4 pm)

 

See course requirements before making a booking. 

 

Easter 2021 online computer classes via Zoom

Easter 2021 online computer classes via Zoom 

Improve your child’s computer skills with this new and interactive computer class via Zoom.

Halloween computer classes
Easter computer classes via Zoom

Topics covered:

Learn how to compose an email, reply, forward and add an attachment.

Learn how to use email
Learn how to use email

Design and create presentation slides with confidence.

Learn how to create a document, spell check, format, add in images.

Create a birthday card and send it as ecard

Create a birthday card

Design their own avatar    

Design their own online avatar

Create your own avatar
Design your own avatar

Design and create their own comic strip

Design and create their own comic strip

Design a Comic Strip
Design a Comic Strip

Create a Picture Collage

Download a collection of pictures and organise them in a collage

Create Picture Collages
Create Picture Collages

Design beautiful animation art.

3D image drawing
Animation art

Introduce your child to the world of coding via code games!

code games
Code games

For more information about the course visit either:

Level 1 – Primary school children (10 am – 12 pm)

See course requirements before making a booking. 

Online computer classes via Zoom

Online computer classes via zoom starting in June and July 2020

Searsol is now offering a new online computer course using Zoom over the months of June and July. The course is aimed at students who want to improve their computer skills (Word, Presentation slides and Spreadsheets). The course covers design and animation and students will learn how to set up their own youtube channel, design their own logo and edit video and create their own images. The course also covers an introduction to coding.

The course is delivered by experienced Tutors with years of classroom teaching to children. The class size is limited to 12 students only to ensure a high quality of delivery to participants.

There are two levels of the course:

Level 1 is for primary school children from the age of 8 to 12. More details about the course are available at:

https://searsolcomputercamps.com/camp-detail?slug=level-1-summer-online-computer-course-10-am-to-12-pm-suitable-for-age-8-12-year-olds

Level 2 is for secondary school children from the age of 13 to 18. More details about the course are available at:

https://searsolcomputercamps.com/camp-detail?slug=level-2-summer-online-computer-course-10-am-to-12-pm-suitable-for-age-13-18-year-olds

Course requirements:

  • Laptop or Computer –  no iPad or smartphone
  • Zoom
  • Headphones.
  • Broadband speed of a least 1 MB
  • Gmail account

To book click on the following link https://searsolcomputercamps.com/computercamps

Searsol – who we are and what we do

Searsol provides after-school touch typing classes to students for students with learning differences such as dyspraxia, dyspraxia (DCD), and dysgraphia. We have centres in Ireland that allow Parents to bring their child up to trained up on how to touch type. More details about your nearest centre are available on https://searsol.com/find-centers/

 

Typewiz – typing tutor for kids

Typewiz online typing tutor for kids

Typewiz – be a wiz a typing

Typewiz.com is our new typing tutor for children who want to learn how to touch type at home. Typewiz is a fun and innovative way for children to learn how to touch type.  Typewiz can be accessed at home. More details are available on Typewiz.com

Typewiz offers the following benefits:

  • It is a fun and interactive way to learn to touch type.
  • Children get to select different avatars as they progress up the lessons.
  • Kids can earn coins based on their performance on the course.
  • Coins can then be used in our games arcade where each coin spent allows the student to access one game.
  • Children can earn different word per minute badges (Bronze, Silver or Gold) as they become faster at typing.
  • Kids can earn lesson badges as they progress up the lessons.
  • Realistic hands with a green finger which shows the user what keyboard button to press.
  • Graphs of all previous percentage scores with Words Per Minute(WPM) are available to access for the student at all times.
  • Typewiz is a self-paced course which allows kids to work at their own pace at home

Searsol Computer Camps

Searsol provides Easter and Summer computer camps for children each year. These computer camps are were very popular and if you are interested in finding more about the course please go to our dedicated website which has more details about the camps www.searsolcomputercamps.com

Searsol franchise opportunity

Searsol also has its own franchise opportunity. The franchise opportunity allows individuals to set up the Searsol after school touch typing classes and camps in their own area. Full training and support are provided.  To find out more about this go to our dedicated website www.searsolfranchise.com

If you have any other requests about Searsol, please contact us through the feedback form or call us on +353-1-6303384. We are on Facebook and Twitter and our contact details are on the website.

 

Should you teach your child how to touch type?

 

As every parent knows it is difficult to be a teacher and parent with your child. While a parents role is to nourish, encourage and motivate your child achievements. A teachers job is to instil a routine of learning that helps a student learn their subject in the easiest way based on the student’s abilities. Where the problem arises is when you become both the teacher and the parent.

The problem is that sometimes you be in your best attention try too hard to encourage your child to learn a subject, that you become the pushy parent and your child rebels and won’t listen to you. The end result is that your child doesn’t learn and it is up not learning the subject matter that you wanted them to learn. It really depends on your relationship with your child, your teaching abilities and the child focus on success and motivation to learn a subject.

To learn touch typing requires effort and dedication. A student would need to put in the least 20 hours of solid learning before they will be able to master the keyboard. Even then their speed would be quite slow but they would be aware of the keyboard buttons and be able to select them without looking at them.

As a parent, if you want your child to learn to touch type, the options are as follows:

  1. Hope that your school teaches touch typing as part of the computer curriculum. Most schools don’t so best check with your school on this.
  2. Learn how to touch type at home. This is a great idea but it really depends on your child and set about a dedicated time to achieve this. A child needs to be actively monitored and ensure that correct fingers are on the home keys.
  3. Send your child to a trained professional who has taught children how to touch type. This is really the ideal way to learn how to touch type. Your child is an environment with similar children of the age profile learning how to touch type.

Learning how to touch type does require patience, motivation and concentration but it can be learnt by anyone. We recommend the ideal start age is for a child to be the primary age group from eight onwards. If a child picks learns how to touch type before they enter secondary school then they have managed to master a major skill that will benefit them in the long run.

As Searsol, we offer the possibility to learn how to touch type online with our online typing tutor (www.typewiz.com).  More details are available on www.typewiz.com. We also offer dedicated typing centres in Ireland. To check out the location, click on https://searsol.com/find-centers/. We also run intense computer camps that teach touch typing over Easter and Summer, to check out our camps, click on the following link http://searsolcomputercamps.com

 

New Searsol Computer Camps now launched!

Searsol computer camps
Searsol computer camps

Searsol has launched a new website exclusively for our Searsol computer camps.

The new website is searsolcomputercamps.com and offers the following benefits:

  • Location-based camps site within 50 KM of your location
  • Ease of booking
  • Discount available for Siblings
  • Discount available for multiple weeks
  • Ability to book different levels at the same time
  • YouTube video explaining what is covered on the camp for level 1level 2.
  • Frequent Answered Questions (FAQ)
  • Online Chat
  • Email confirmation of booking

Easter Computer Skills Camp 2019 – Dublin

Easter computer skills camps – 2019

Easter computer camps available in Dublin for those students who want to improve their computer skills. The course runs over the Easter period for three hours per day. The emphasis is teaching your child the fundamental skill of touch typing along with other appropriate computer skills appropriate to their age that will help them with school homework or projects.

This year we have two levels:

  • Level 1 – 8 – 12 years old (Primary school)
  • Level 2 – 13 – 18 years old (Secondary school)

Level 1 – Computer skills camps for children

Level 1 Computer course is suitable for 8 – 12 years old (Primary school)  and offers the following:

  • Touch Typing – the first hour of the course is dedicated to learning how to touch type.
  • Email fundamentals – Compose, reply, and forward messages and adding attachments.
  • Word Processing – introduction to word processing, creating letters, spell checking
  • Presentation slides – create, animate, insert images, change fonts
  • Uploading, editing and cropping pictures on the PC.
  • Creating their own online comic book.
  • Creating their own avatar and character
  • Creating their own birthday cards.
  • Creating their own Picture collages.
  • Cloud storage – storing documents on the internet.
  • 3D Animation code image design
  • And much more…

Level 2 – Computer skills camps for teens

Level 2 Computer course is suitable for 13 – 18 years old (Secondary school)  and offers the following:

  • Touch Typing – the first hour of the course is dedicated to learning how to touch type.
  • Email fundamentals – setting up and using email correctly. Compose, reply, and forward messages and adding attachments. Sending business emails.
  • Word Processing – Intermediate word exercises, creating table, boarders etc. Creating your own CV and cover letter. (New for 2019)
  • Presentation slides – create, animate, insert images, change fonts
  • Spreadsheet – creating, add function, minus function, sum function. (New for 2019)
  • File management – creating folders and sub-folders, copying documents, renaming documents
  • Cloud storage – storing documents on the internet.
  • Uploading, editing and cropping pictures on the PC.
  • Creating their own online comic book.
  • Creating their own avatar and character
  • Creating their own Picture collages.
  • 3D Animation code image design

We are taking bookings for our Easter computer skills camps 2019. Places are limited so early booking is advised. To book go to https://searsol.com/computercamps/ 

 

New Summer Computer Camp in Limerick City – Limerick Institute of Technology

newbook-now-button-1New Summer Skills Computer Limerick City July 2016 – Limerick Institute of Technology.

Searsol are pleased to announce that we now offering our new skills based computer camps in limerick City. The course takes place at the Limerick Institute of Technology and is aimed for children who want to improve their computer skills.

The emphasis is teaching your child the fundamental skill of touch typing along with other appropriate computer skills that will help them with school work. The course objective is to enhance a child skills so they can type out their own school projects in efficient and effectively manner.

Our Computer course offers the following:

  • Touch Typing – the first hour of the course is dedicated to learning how to touch type.
  • Email fundamentals – setting up and using email correctly. Compose, reply, and forward messages and adding attachments.
  • Word Processing – create, change font’s size and colour, add page borders, headers, footers etc.
  • Uploading, editing and cropping pictures on the PC.
  • Creating their own online comic book.
  • Creating their own avatar and character
  • Creating their own birthday cards.
  • Creating their own Picture collages.
  • Cloud storage – storing documents on the internet.
  • 3D Animation code image design (new for 2016)
  • And much more…

We are taking bookings for Summer computer camp which runs on a daily basis for three hours per day. Places are limited so early booking is advised!

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