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

New term of Searsol after school touch typing classes starting next week!

A new term of Searsol Typing classes starting next week!

Searsol after school touch typing classes starting back next week. Our after school touch typing is a self-paced course for your child delivered in a positive environment. Our course is suitable for children with learning differences such as Dyspraxia or Dyslexia but works for all students

Searsol has been offering touch typing courses for children since 2008. We pride ourselves in having a very high success rate for children to learn how to touch type. Touch typing is being able to type without looking at the keys on the keyboard. Once a child memorises the keys on the keyboard then it a question of building up their word per minute speed to achieve the best speed.

We are using our new innovative typing program in our course centres called Typewiz. Typewiz was released in February 2020 and we have received great feedback from Students and Parents on the course.

Why not bring your child along for the first session for free? You can book your first session by booking online at  https://searsol.com/course-booking-first-session-free/

Our course centre is located in:

  • Dundrum – St Tiernan’s Community School – Wed (4.15 and 5.15 pm) and Sat (10:30 am and 11:30 am)
  • Artante – St Davids CBS – Tue (4 and 5 pm)
  • Lucan – St Kevin’s Community School  – Mon (4:15 pm)
  • Malahide – Malahide Community School – Saturday (11 am and 12 pm)
  • Monkstown – Mounttown Community Centre – Thursday 3:30 and 4:40

Searsol can offer you the following:

  • Qualified instructor with several years of experience.
  • Garda vetted with child protection.
  • Students work at their own pace no peer pressure.
  • Speedskin cover is used so students don’t look down at keyboards
  • The course is suitable for children with learning differences such as Dyspraxia (DCD) or Dyslexia.
  • Reports are available at each of class to show how students are getting on.
  • Praise is delivered after each exercise is completed.

If you wish to book your child in for a free trial click on the following link to book your child in for a free trial –  https://searsol.com/course-booking-first-session-free/

For more information about our Searsol touch typing course visit our website at :

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.

 

Top tips: how to make home learning easier as a Parent to your child

How to make learning easier for your child at home.

 

When a Parent becomes the Teacher at home, there is a barrier that needs to be breached for it to work. What can happen is the child can become resistant to learning when their Parent is the Teacher. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all schools are closed in different parts of the world and children have to do their work at home under the supervision of the Parent. While this seems to be a great opportunity to provide a helping hand with your child’s educational development it can lead to difficulties.

 

Children really learn better when they are taught by someone else in a classroom setting. They are more open to another voice telling them what to do and they learn better in the classroom environment where they are watching other children work. They become self-motivated and are eager to impress the Teacher. At home none of these things is present and it can lead the student to become less motivated and struggle with the home learning experience. As a short-term solution if there is proper structure and a timetable it can work. But over the long term, the classroom environment is a better form of learning.

 

Tips to make home learning easier:

  1. Make sure your child gets sufficient sleep.
  2. Ensure that they are properly hydrated and have a well-balanced diet.
  3. Provide a timetable where your child has a good understanding of what they are supposed to be doing on a daily basis.
  4. When studying or doing their homework, remove all devices such as smartphones away from your child as they will become distracted.
  5. Encourage your child and praise any work they have done.
  6. Let your child work through their work and then correct it after
  7. Ensure that your child takes breaks and is hydrated.
  8. Be realistic with what work your child can do on a daily basis. This is especially important if your child has a learning difference. 
  9. Encourage your child to do some exercise, even ten minutes of exercise can help them to stay fresh and get through their work.
  10. Try to not have arguments with your child if they make a mistake. Positive and understanding work best.
  11. Review their work and correct any mistakes.

 

A Parent should provide a positive and engaging environment that can help their child learn at the best of their ability. Encouraging your child with positivity can only not only help them to stay motivated but will provide a better letter experience for your child and yourself.

Your child may learn best in a classroom environment but home study can be a good alternative over a short term crisis.

New Thursday 5.15pm class available in our Malahide Centre

 

New Thursday 5.15 pm touch typing classes starting in our Malahide Centre.

Searsol is starting a new Thursday after school touch typing class in Malahide Community School in Malahide starting on Thursday the 16th of January 2020 at 5.15 pm.

A new Thursday class will be starting on the 16th of January 2020 at Malahide Community School at 5.15 pm. Searsol is currently offering a free introductory first session trial of Searsol’s after school touch typing courses for any child who is eight years old or older that may be interested in trying out our touch typing course.

Our touch typing course is specifically designed to develop typing skills for children. Searsol has provided after school typing courses for children since 2008. We have a high success rate of students that have successfully learnt how to touch type. During the course, the student will learn how to touch type correctly assisted by a qualified tutor. We use our own specially designed typing software which is only available through our centre.

This course is suitable for children with learning differences like Dyslexia or Dyspraxia but also suitable for any child that wants to learn how to touch type and have gained an exemption to use a laptop for exams. To book your free trial place you can contact Searsol on 01-6303384 or book a free trial at our Malahide centre here

New Searsol touch typing centre starting in January 2020 in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Typing classes Blanchardstown

 

New Searsol touch typing classes starting in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

Searsol is starting a new after school touch typing class in Hartstown Community School in Blanchardstown starting on Wednesday the 29th of January 2020 at 4 or 5 pm.

The classes will be starting on the 29th of January 2020 in Hartstown Community School and will take place each Wednesday at 4 or 5 pm. Searsol is currently offering a free introductory first session trial of Searsol’s after-school touch typing courses for any child who is eight years old or older that may be interested in trying out our touch typing course.

Our touch typing course is specifically designed to develop typing skills for children. Searsol has provided after school typing courses for children since 2008. We have a high success rate of students that have successfully learned how to touch type. During the course, the student will learn how to touch type correctly assisted by a qualified tutor. We use our own specially designed typing software which is only available through our centre.

This course is suitable for children with learning differences like Dyslexia or Dyspraxia but also suitable for any child that wants to learn how to touch type and has gained an exemption to use a laptop for exams. To book your free trial place you can contact Searsol on 01-6303384 or book a free trial at our Blanchardstown centre by click here

New touch typing centre now launched in Monkstown Co Dublin

 

 

 

 

New Touch typing classes in Monkstown, Co Dublin

Searsol has started a new after school touch typing class on in Mounttown Community Centre in Monkstown on a Thursday. We offer two classes, 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm class.

Searsol is currently offering a free introductory first session trial of Searsol’s after school touch typing courses for any child who is eight years old or older that may be interested in trying out our typing course.

Our touch typing course is specifically designed to develop typing skills for children. Searsol has provided after school typing courses over the last eight years in Ireland and have a high success rate of students that have successfully learnt how to touch type. During the course, the student will learn how to type correctly assisted by a qualified tutor. We use our own specially designed touch typing software which is only available through our centre.

This course is suitable for children with learning differences like Dyslexia or Dyspraxia but also suitable for any child that wants to learn how to touch type and have gained an exemption to use a laptop for exams. To book your free trial place you can contact Searsol on 01-6303384 or book a free trial at https://searsol.com/course-booking-first-session-free

New Searsol touch typing class starting in Naas, Co Kildare

Typing classes naas
After school touch typing class in Naas

St Mary College Naas Kildare

New Touch typing classes in Naas

Searsol is starting a new after school touch typing class on in St Mary’s College in Naas starting on Tuesday 15th of October 2019 at 4:30 pm.

Searsol is currently offering a free introductory first session trial of Searsol’s after school touch typing courses for any child who is eight years old or older that may be interested in trying out our typing course.

Our touch typing course is specifically designed to develop typing skills for children. Searsol has provided after school typing courses over the last eight years in Ireland and have a high success rate of students that have successfully learnt how to touch type. During the course, the student will learn how to type correctly assisted by a qualified tutor. We use our own specially designed touch typing software which is only available through our centre.

This course is suitable for children with learning differences like Dyslexia or Dyspraxia but also suitable for any child that wants to learn how to touch type and have gained an exemption to use a laptop for exams. To book your free trial place you can contact Searsol on 01-6303384 or book a free trial at https://searsol.com/course-booking-first-session-free

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