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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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What’s Inside a Company’s Online Community Platform?

Okay, we see you, you want to expand your business. You’re thinking of different ways to do that. From within, you need to know why people continue to be interested in your company and what parts of your company can be improved. On their part, you need to know how they can better relate with the company and with each other.

So, why not build an online community forum?

What’s a forum, you ask? Well, a forum is basically an area where your visitors can leave messages for your business or for each other.

On the user side, they will be able to have a more personal relationship with the people in the company and actually build a community with people who are equally interested in your company. Moreover, they can clarify concepts and ideas in the company that need clarification as well as post appreciatively about the company.

On the business side of things, your company will be able to acquire information about their users like the vocabulary they use or the content they prefer so your company will be able to customize your content to fit the mold of your users. Furthermore, your company can also see what products they like and what they do not so you can make new changes with what you have to offer or promote them. Also, the amount of content that will be posted in the forum can actually increase your relevancy among search engines and your reliability with users who wish to avail of your company’s services in the future.

The best part of it, however, is the community that it builds. Your users will not just see your company as a business venture but also as a interactive one. They will be able to talk with each other about your product, ask questions about your services, and even give helpful advice. The purpose of building an online community is the longevity of it. It will ensure that your company takes its users words to heart and uses it to build a platform suited for them to guarantee long-term success.

To check out a sturdy online community for platform, you can visit the one built by the company Typesy. Going through their relatively new Typesy Community feature, it is evident that the makers thought extensively about the benefits of an online community for their company. Typesy Community creates for a solid group of people that you can be apart of if you visit http://community.typesy.com/.

So, what are you waiting for? Build a home for your users, a home in your company.

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Typesy Added Feature: Wordlists

Typesy team members have always put education first. In fact, they value education so much that they have incorporated different lists of words to type. This allows the education development unit users or admins to choose different texts. This will not only teach how to type but teach how to spell as well. This is a two-in-one deal.

This option also features the ability to show the spelling and the definition of the word. In this wordlist tab, you will find a button that will show the options for spelling and definition. 

Typing and New Words 

When you are learning how to spell certain words, typing them over and over can help the brain process how to spell the word. This is because your fingers are striking the keys to type it properly. When you do this, your brain is remembering how to spell the word as well. This means when you add new words from the wordlist, you are going to allow students to learn how to type and spell at the same time. Not only are you training the fingers, but the brain as well. 

Why Typing is Important 

Most people can type, that is not a problem. However, not all people can touch-type. Most people will peck slowly at the keys. This is not okay because it will not allow them to get the job done as quickly as it should be done.

Touch-typing is important because it is a skill that people need to have in the workplace. It helps boost productivity. Plus, when someone touch-types, they will type faster and be more accurate. Not to mention you can get more done in less time when you are not looking at the keys and pecking. Most employers will not accept pecking as a reliable form of typing. If you are required to type, pecking will not be acceptable. They may deny someone the job if they peck at the keys. 

Typing with Typesy 

When you are using Typesy, you are going to learn how to properly use a keyboard. You will type properly so that you can keep up-to-date with what employers are looking for. This is something that you should take into consideration as an admin. You need to know that your students will need to know how to type when they enter the work field. As an admin, you can incorporate spelling with their typing lessons. This will help prepare your students for the world ahead of them. 

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Typesy Teaches Operating Systems: Most Pressing Questions Answered

Since we announced the release of Typesy Teaches Operating Systems, we have been overloaded with website chats, emails, forum posts, and comments. While we are working around the clock to answer everyone, it’s been difficult to get to every question individually. However, please be patient, as every request WILL receive a reply in the next 24 hours. In the meantime, here is a post to answer your most common questions about Typesy Teaches Operating Systems. If you still can’t find your required answer here, please feel free to contact us via chat or email.

NOTE: Because of strict agreements with the authors, this package will only be available for 7 days, and access will be limited to the first 500 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/operating-systems/

1. What is Typesy Teaches Operating Systems?

Typesy Teaches Operating Systems offers two sought courses from two leading online instructors. The program focuses on helping individuals learn about the INS and OUTS of the Mac operating system and Windows operating system.

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

In order to put this together, we have had to amass some of the top experts in the world. There will be a price. However, the goal of this offering is not to make us money, and we will only be aiming to recoup the fees that we have paid to the experts. For this reason, we are able to offer Typesy Teaches Operating Systems at a massive discount compared to what you would pay for similar courses elsewhere. This is very exciting, stay tuned for more details.

3. What is the difference between Typesy Teaches Operating Systems and some other existing OS courses?

We had a thorough discussion with the authors to address the top frustrations that our customers have requested (via Community) thus developing great courses for MacOS and Windows 10.

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

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

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

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

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

No, but you must be an eReflect customer or subscriber to access this offer. So if you have purchased any eReflect program or subscription, then you are eligible. Typesy users are of course eligible.

6. Is this available to the general public?

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

7. Do you have any surprises for us in this launch?

Yes indeed! We have included a bonus course from Danny Ballan, author of Microsoft Office course. Microsoft Word Projects course helps you on creating long documents that can definitely aid you on a large project for work, a college term paper, or finishing your self-published book. Danny Ballan, a publishing expert and Word specialist, will walk you through three key modules.

8. What will happen if I register on the limited offer of Typesy Teaches Operating Systems 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 over the normal price of the courses. Due to strict agreements with the authors, we are only allowed to offer this course to the first 500 people who apply. So 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 19 hours of content, Typesy Teaches Operating Systems gives you 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. So it’s easy to complete the training at your own convenience.

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

Your Typesy Teaches Operating Systems 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 during the lockdown, and with the Covid-19 situation, there is a huge demand for increasing skills. Our customers are smart people, and they realize that lockdown is the perfect opportunity to increase skills and be prepared for a huge boost in career, knowledge, income, and skills – as we emerge from Covid-19.

NOTE: Typesy Teaches Operating System will only be available to the first 500 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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Typesy and PowerSchool Partner to Support School Keyboarding Class

Having a great resource for your students that will help them learn is a great thing, but having two is even more beneficial. Keyboarding is an essential skill that children need to learn. It will help them complete their higher education assignments, as well as become a skill to put on a resume while looking for a job. In the digital age we live in, knowing how to communicate on the computer in an articulate fashion matters.

PowerSchool is a comprehensive resource for the classroom or home settings. Their main focuses are on professional development, the learning gap, scheduling, attendance, and hybrid learning. It is also software, and it can be used by K-12 students to enhance their education. The technology boasts its ease of use while also offering a community aspect. User groups and online forums support the components of the lesson plans. When necessary, state compliance reports can be generated for each student, a big plus for keeping track of progress. They focus on all subjects that students need for necessary success in education while giving teachers more resources to use in one simple and lesson-filled program.

Typesy is a resource for learning how to touch-type, become familiarized with the keyboard, work on typing speed, and increase vocabulary knowledge. It is a simple program that has a straightforward and streamlined user interface. For teachers and students alike, the platform is easily managed because there is no clutter on the screen. Everything is organized into lessons that are customizable. Typesy teaches content that is common core and standards-based. Aside from its learning potential, it also makes students’ lessons fun. Most students who use it look forward to completing their lessons.

With two incredible resources, it makes sense that a collaboration will truly put your children ahead. Because many schools and districts already use both or one of these programs separately, it is a good idea to combine the two into standard classroom curriculum. Not only will it give your students a great advantage, but it also provides them with alternative activities to listening to lectures and doing quizzes. Children respond well when there is more educational stimulation involved in the classroom.

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Navigate Windows 10 With Ease – Professor K Will Help You!

Navigating and fixing the Windows 10 will be as easy as counting 1-2-3, and you can even do it on your own with this Microsoft Windows 10 – Hands-On Training. Professor Cliff Krahenbill shares his 20-years of professional technology experience as a Microsoft Support Technician. Learn how to navigate and troubleshoot Windows 10 devices quickly and easily.

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