Typesy Partnering with Douglas Stewart Co. on New Educational Offering

Typesy, a leader in online skills training and technical learning, is partnering with the Douglas Stewart Co. on an exclusive educational offering for students around the world. They are joining forces to offer more access to Typesy EDU, an online program designed to help users type faster and learn better. The two firms are committed to delivering high-impact educational material to students wherever they are.

As part of both companies’ efforts to boost learning in response to COVID-19 challenges schools are facing, teachers and administrators will have access to the leading typing curriculum that’s fun to use. Teachers and their students can learn to type faster and improve computer literacy based on content based on common core standards.

Typesy is known in educational circles for its learning-based approach to technical skill teaching. Students learn to type as they participate in activities and navigate through engaging lessons. It develops innovative class materials from technology leaders.

With Typesy’s cutting-edge content and Douglas Stewart Co.’s distribution ability, more school districts can get the resources they need to help their students succeed. The Douglas Stewart Company works with a network of over 4,500 education-focused value-added resellers and retailers across the United States and Canada. With over 70 years of experience in education, Douglas Stewart Co. specializes in matching students and administrators with premium educational products.

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Review Typesy on Trustpilot

Share your Typesy experience on Trustpilot here: https://www.typesy.com/review-typesy-on-trustpilot/

We use feedback from customers to constantly make our courses better. Hearing from real people who have attended lessons in the past is the best way to make that happen! Customer reviews present a true picture of who we are as a company and what we offer to prospective clients interested in improving their technical skills.

We’ve partnered with Trustpilot to create an easy to use review platform that you can use to leave us an honest review. Trustpilot is a leader in managing online reviews with over 1.6 million reviews posted each month, so using the platform is safe and secure. 

We use your reviews to:

Inform Potential Customers– People who are interested in a product, service, or an online course read reviews to inform their decision. 

Spread Our Message – More reviews mean more people are talking about a business or service. Reviews get shared across different platforms, and they’re a great way to spread a company’s message.

Grow Organically – Online customer reviews are just as good as hearing about a product from a friend or a neighbor. Trustpilot makes it possible to hear about a company or service from anywhere in the world.

React to Feedback – Ratings typically use a star rating system that customers use to rate their experience. They can also leave comments that go into more detail. Online reviews are some of the best types of feedback a company can receive to improve performance.

We would love to hear from you about your experience using Typesy. To submit your review, please click our Trustpilot review link.

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Typesy VIP – Get Answers to Your Questions

Since announcing the release of Typesy VIP, we’ve been amazed at the overwhelming response. We’ve received countless website chats, emails, comments, and forum posts about the program. Our team is working around the clock to provide the proper answer to each of your questions. Please be patient as we work to respond to every request in the next 24 hours. You WILL hear back from us!.

For now, here is a post to answer your most pressing questions about Typesy VIP. If you still can’t find your questions or the required answer here, do not hesitate to contact us via chat or email.

NOTE: Because of strict agreements with the authors, this package will only be available until October 31, and access will be limited to the first 800 people who apply. Therefore, to make sure you are at the front of the line, we highly recommend that you register yourself on the early access list on the following page: https://www.typesy.com/vip/

1. What is Typesy VIP?

Typesy VIP is an all-around product that provides both typing lessons and IT/Computer-related courses that will definitely get you and your children on top of the technology game in the digital 21st century.

2. Do we need to pay in order to access Typesy VIP? If so, how much?

Yes, there will be a price. For us to put this together, we have had to gather some of the top experts in the world. However, our goal at this stage is not to make money, and we are only aiming to recoup the fees that we have paid to instructors. For this reason, we can offer Typesy VIP at a massive discount compared to what you would pay for similar courses elsewhere. This is very exciting, stay tuned for more details.

3. How many lessons or curriculum are included in Typesy VIP?

Currently, there are 12 typing-related curricula and 12 online courses related to IT/Computer skills. The IT/Computer courses focus on Office, Operating Systems, and Google applications. More will be added as we work with the top authors in different IT/Computer course fields.

4. What are the kinds of lessons that Typesy VIP will provide? I hope there is an overview where we can check the topics included.

We have released blog posts introducing each online course. Feel free to check here:

Office Courses

– Allan Murray’s Ultimate Excel Course

Microsoft Word and Excel Chart and Graphics Courses

– Danny Ballan’s PowerPoint presentation Masterclass

Operating Systems Courses

– Professor K’s Microsoft Windows 10 – Hands On Training

– Fran Solo’s Mastering Your Mac: 10x Your Productivity

Google Workspace Courses

Google Drive Courses: G Suite for Everyone! by Amanda Orozco, and Mastering Google Drive by Chen

Gmail and Google Slides

Complete Google Classroom Course: Teaching Google Classroom by TJ Walker and Team

5. Do I need to be a Typesy user to buy this?

No, but you must be an eReflect customer or a subscriber to access this offer. So, if you have purchased any eReflect program or subscription, then you are eligible. eReflect programs include 7 Speed Reading, Vocab1, 7Spell, Spreeder CX, and Typesy.

6. Is this available to the general public?

Unfortunately, due to the limited availability of Typesy VIP, we cannot make it available to the general public yet. It’s strictly for Typesy and eReflect customers. We appreciate your cooperation, and please refrain from forwarding emails or access to others.

7. Do we have something to look forward to with Typesy VIP?

The team will be adding more courses each month. Our team of educators and authors are working on more typing lessons and IT/Computer courses that will be added in Typesy VIP. You will be paying the same rate but with more courses as time progresses!

8. What will happen if I register with the limited offer for the Typesy VIP page? Will I get the courses for free or will I be charged sooner?

You will not be charged until you specifically ask to purchase the program after launch. The price will be a massive discount on the normal price of the courses. Due to strict agreements with the authors, we are only allowed to offer this course to the first 800 people who apply. We highly recommend getting on the early notification list to ensure you are toward the front of the line. 

9. How long does it take to complete one course?

With over 67.5 hours of content and 6,873 typing lessons, Typesy VIP offers a huge amount of premium content. You can do all the training online in the comfort of your own home, or anywhere with an internet connection. It’s easy to complete the training at your own convenience. Completing the course will depend on a person’s learning adaptability and usage of the program, so we can’t determine the exact length to complete one course.

10. Can you give some background about the instructors or facilitators of these courses?

Your Typesy VIP experts are among the most respected and experienced online instructors in the world. We will be announcing detailed bios of them closer to the launch.

11. Why is there so much interest in learning Operating Systems lately?

We have found that throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, there is a huge demand for computer skills learning from employers, employees, students, and others. Our customers are smart people, and they realize that lockdown is the perfect opportunity to increase skills that will boost their careers, knowledge, incomes, and skills – as we emerge from Covid-19.

NOTE: Typesy VIP will only be available to the first 800 Typesy or eReflect customers who apply. In order to make sure you get to the front of the line, we highly recommend you join the early notification list. Click here to join the early notification list.

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Learn the Secrets of Online Classroom Learning with Typesy VIP’s Google Classroom Course

Google Classroom streamlines online learning as part of the Google office suite. It’s a free webs service that millions of students and their teachers use to communicate and collaborate.

Instructors TJ Walker and JM Ekhteyari guide you through engaging lessons that teach you how to master Google Classroom and take advantage of its best features. By the end of the course, you’ll know how to use Google Classroom and improve your online learning experience.

Here is TJ Walker’s advice on anyone planning on taking up any courses online:

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Typesy VIP Now Includes Two Google Master Classes

Gmail is one of the most popular email services in the world. As more people work and connect online, getting the most out of Gmail features and using the platform efficiently matters to everyone.

The Gmail Productivity Complete course will help you organize your emails to work more effectively. Completing this course will teach you things like how to customize your emails, add signatures, and automate tasks. As a bonus, we’ll teach you how to unlock several Gmail features you’ve never heard of!

Google Slides is a free presentation tool that’s part of the Google Doc office suite.

This amazing course, the Complete Google Slides Course, is brought to you by expert instructors who can teach you how to build and design captivating slideshows and other presentations. Some of the course objectives include:

* Learning new features to enhance presentations

* Work alone and collaboratively on presentations from home or work

* Find a wide selection of designs, templates, and artwork

* Build the skills necessary to make advanced presentations

* Discover how the experts build the best presentations

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Take a Peek at What’s Coming in the Google Drive Course

Get to know Google Drive and master its features in just a few hours! We’ll take you through everything you need to know about the Google Docs Suite.

You’ll become familiar with the Google Docs Suite and unlock ways to increase collaboration and productivity. This amazing course takes only a few hours, and the results are incredible! Instructor TJ Walker and company bring you the latest updates on Google Drive and help you leverage the storage and productivity apps to work more efficiently.

G Suite for Everyone! by Amanda Orozco

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Typesy EDU: Lesson Plans for Interactive Curriculum

Having an interactive curriculum helps many students learn better and faster. When students have interactive curriculums they will listen better and be happier to learn compared to traditional learning. As an admin, you will have access to using the interactive curriculum for your students. This may not be the right step for all students, however, it is another method that will make it much easier for some to learn. Other students may prefer traditional methods. With that being said, let’s take a look at how you find your lesson plans. 

How to Find Your Lesson Plan 

The first thing you need to do is go to your course information screen. You can get to this by clicking Admin and then go under the classes tab. Under the classes tab, you will click clas sand then curriculum. You will now go under the interactive tab. 

There is now a new section for your lesson plans that include interactive curriculums. This will only have interactive curriculums for now. There will be another addition soon that will add lesson plans for each curriculum that is available. This will make it much easier to navigate and use the program as an admin. 

What is an Interactive Curriculum? 

Interactive curriculums are provided so that you can get an interactive learning experience. This makes learning more enjoyable and much easier for students. It will also allow students to be more engaged in the activity. When you use interactive curriculums you are going to allow students to learn faster and better understand the material. It is a non-traditional way of teaching that helps all students learn. By utilizing traditional and non-traditional methods, you will allow everyone to learn how they like. 

Why Typesy?

Typesy is a great way for students to learn how to properly type. This will prepare them for the future when they enter the work environment. Most employers now require the ability to type efficiently so that they can work on a computer. Most employers will not accept those who cannot type. 

Typesy allows people to learn to type in a fun and interactive manner. When you are making the lesson plans, you are helping prepare your students for the future and Typesy allows you to do just that with ease. Typesy makes learning fun again and interactive. Students learn to type through video games and other means.

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A Message From Our CEO

Dear Typesy Users,

This message pertains to the recent changes to the “Word Work” section of Typesy.

Word Work is a recent addition to Typesy. The feature focuses on building the vocabulary of Typesy users and offers the great benefit of improved language learning, all while learning to type faster.

However, due to a series of oversights, some inappropriate language recently surfaced in the live version of the Word Work usage examples. Due to the young age of many Typesy users, inappropriate language is not acceptable. We take our responsibility to young Typesy users very seriously. For this reason, we have decided to temporarily disable the additional word usage examples in Typesy.

For the time being, word information will be limited to Typesy’s internal dictionary.

We are currently working hard to create a new version that will add a large amount of rich user-edited content to supplement word learning. We expect this to be ready within 1-2 months.

We deeply apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

Marc Slater – CEO

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What is Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)?

If you work with your hands, you’ve likely heard about the specter of Repetitive Strain Injury. Common especially among typists and other people who work primarily in front of a computer, RSI can be at the very least uncomfortable and distracting, and at the very most a debilitating condition that can take away from your productivity.

Let’s talk about what RSI is, how you can heal it, and — importantly — how you can avoid making it worse.

What Is RSI? 

RSI is an umbrella term that very generally refers to pain coming from strain in the hand muscles or tendons that stems from overuse (or inappropriate use). Any kind of routine hand motion that happens in a repetitive fashion (such as typing) can trigger RSI if the appropriate steps are not taken. 

What Are Some Symptoms of RSI? 

There’s a difference between being tired of typing at the end of a long workday and actually contracting RSI, but it’s a nuanced line. Some of the common symptoms felt by people in the early and continuing stages of RSI are: 

Pain in the fingers

Stiff joints and knuckles

A throbbing sensation

Numbness (particularly in the evening)

A weakness in your hands

A hand muscle cramp that doesn’t seem to go away.

If you’re experiencing any of the above conditions, take a moment to examine your typing routine. You may need to switch a few things up to avoid further injury. 

How to Treat RSI

If you have already contracted some form of RSI, the first step is to look at your typing routine to see if there are any actionable steps you can take to make sure you can keep doing what you’re doing in a less harmful way. Incorporating frequent rests into your work routine is one such step.

Others include modifying your typing stance, prioritizing good posture while you work, and considering other ways to get your work done (for example, using a voice-to-text converter for long stretches of work). 

Preventing RSI

It’s probably best to make sure that you’re not able to get RSI in the first place, as it’s painful and frustrating and definitely easier to heal if it doesn’t get bad in the first place! Experts recommend a general reduction in overall stress to reduce your risk of contracting the disease, so try some breathing exercises or delegating tasks when you can. 

Other than that, prioritize resting your hands, and perhaps try some massage therapy to make sure your muscles have time to bounce back between periods of working them. Make sure that your posture while you type is impeccable as well — good form goes a long way towards making sure that your movements are healthy! 

Repetitive strain injury is an inconvenience that no one needs to endure. Make sure that you won’t have to by taking the time to optimize your work stance, and take rests whenever you need them! Your hands are important tools. Take care of them.

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Typesy Feature: Word Work—Uses and Info

What is Word Work?

This is a feature on Typesy that builds vocabulary. Either using the given word list they provide or creating your own, your child is given a list of words and definitions. They provide examples of the word being used in sentences so the definition becomes clear. After a word is mastered, it can be checked off the list.

Benefits of Word Work?

1. Typing skills and vocabulary-building skills are complementary. Children pick up on information very quickly when it is presented in a way that is direct and easy to understand. Word Work uses a simple interface with minimal features to track how well your child perceives the information. Being able to learn new words should come naturally, and it is a great skill that offers many benefits as the child grows up. An extensive vocabulary is a definite sign of intelligence that both colleges and employers look for.

2. When a child learns new words, one of the best ways to practice using them is in class. Whether they are writing papers or conversing with classmates, the new vocabulary is going to make its appearance. Best used in an educational setting, the Word Work feature can be used as a form of studying.

3. Spelling and vocabulary can be challenging for most children. Typesy helps with this by teaching vocabulary lessons that are to the point. Appearing as a simple list, the task does not appear daunting as your child works through it. A  bonus feature that can be added to the lesson plan that is independent of the typing lessons, this further proves how much Typesy cares about your child’s success and understanding.

How to Use Word Work

As mentioned, there are either pre-made lists that you can assign, or you can create your own. From the administrator perspective, lists can be created that follow themes of current lesson plans, which is a nice integration of skills that need to be learned. As the student, this information is given and the admin can create a test/assignment under the class setting. This ensures that they are not merely memorizing definitions but understanding them fully. 

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