Danny Ballan Explains How To Rock Your Next PowerPoint Presentation




Danny brings more than a decade of teaching technology and design to over 10,000 students. He even designed a course being used by schools all over the world! Now he’s here to show you the ins and outs of a stunning PowerPoint presentation. By combining basic, intermediate, and advanced techniques into one amazing course, you’ll be truly standing out at your next school project or work meeting. 


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Ultimate Excel Course Sneak Peek




This is exciting news! The hugely successful Ultimate Excel Course by Alan Murray will be one of five courses included in the Typesy Teaches Office Package! This course is an in-depth course for everything you will need to know in Excel. It’s action-packed and there’s a lot to cover!


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Typesy Teaches Office – Most Pressing Questions Answered




Since announcing Typesy Teaches Office, we have received a massive number of questions and feedback. While we are working around the clock, it’s been difficult to get to every question individually. But we will get there soon! In this blog post, we answer your most common questions about Typesy Teaches Office. If you still can’t find your required answer here, please feel free to contact the helpdesk or email us directly.

NOTE: Typesy Teaches Office will only be available for 5-days to the first 200 Typesy or eReflect customers who apply.

What is different about this Typesy Teaches Office vs previous versions?

In the new version of Typesy Teaches Office, we are adding heaps of new premium courses, new content, and new features. In fact, we anticipate that this version will have over 255 new lessons and 8 new courses. We are aiming to make Typesy Teaches office the most comprehensive and useful office training on the planet, period

Do we need to pay in order to access Typesy Teaches Office? If so, how much?

In order to put this together, we have had to amass some of the top Microsoft Office experts in the world, but we’ve managed to make some very beneficial deals with them. That means, with Typesy Teaches Office, you’ll be getting some of the best courses in the world for a fraction of the price if you bought them separately ($17,000+). This is very exciting, stay tuned for more details.

What is the difference between Typesy Teaches Office and some other existing Microsoft Office courses?

You don’t need to search through different online learning platforms with existing Microsoft Office courses as we have gathered 8 of the best authors in the field of Microsoft Office online courses available.

What are the kinds of lessons that Typesy Teaches Office 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:

– Allan Murray’s Ultimate Excel Course
Microsoft Word and Excel Chart and Graphics Courses
– Danny Ballan’s PowerPoint presentation Masterclass

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.

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.

I received your email about Allan Murray’s Ultimate Excel Course and I love it. When will you launch more courses?

Allan Murray’s course will be part of the Typesy Teaches Office. It’s one of the five courses available on the platform. All of the courses in Typesy Teaches Office will launch simultaneously.

Most people already have knowledge about Microsoft Word or Excel so I would like to ask if there is a lot of information and learning that Typesy Teaches Office will introduce that is not commonly known.

Typesy Teaches Office is designed to take you from minimal knowledge to beginner to advanced in Microsoft Office. You will have far better knowledge than the average person, and this will pay huge dividends in your career, job, and study.

What will happen if I register on the limited offer of the Typesy Teaches Office page? Will I get the courses for free or will I be charged sooner?

You will not be charged after the 30-day free trial. 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 200 people who apply. So we highly recommend grabbing this limited promo offer.

How long does it take to complete one course?

With over 30 hours of content, Typesy Teaches Office gives you a huge amount of premium training and content. However, because of the advanced curriculum, you will be able to easily focus on the parts you need most. You can invest as much or as little time as you like, depending on your goals.

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

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

Why is there so much interest in learning Microsoft Office 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.


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Typesy December 14, 2021 Update




Typesy is an active project. We have a large team of engineers, teachers, curriculum experts, psychologists, and user interface designers constantly working to improve the product. Here are the latest updates:

New Premium Courses

Typesy VIP, Homeschool, and School subscribers will access these courses at no additional cost.
Course #69 – Email Communication: 10 Principles to Write Better Emails
Learn one of the most critical skills for a successful career – effective email communication
According to LinkedIn and Harvard Business Review, effective communication is critical during the interview process and throughout a career if it is to be successful.
Most people lack effective communication skills, and their emails are long, unstructured, and cluttered with multiple messages. It is impossible to avoid email. The average office worker will receive over 100 emails per day and spend more than 10 hours a week reading and writing emails.
Email has become a standard of business communication. This means you will write thousands of emails throughout your career! After attending this course, you will write strong, succinct emails and be an effective communicator.
Course #70: Proofreading Business Writing – Business Proofreading Exercises
Proofreading is necessary. Errors in your writing are a barrier a reader must climb to discover your meaning. Avoid confusion and learn the best proofreading techniques to help you eliminate errors in your professional writing.

New Typesy Features

Login Clarification
Added a more descriptive error when logging in with Google, Microsoft, or Apple when an existing user of a different type uses the same email address.
This feature applies to all versions.
Typing Activity Update – Manage Long Texts
Long texts will be split into pages and will load 1 at a time during a typing activity. A popup will notify the user when they have reached the end of a page and a new page is about to load.
This feature applies to all versions.
Invite Users
Added ability to send an invite to an email address rather than requiring the creation of a user. The recipient can now create their own user login with an existing user to link to their current purchase.
This feature applies to Typesy VIP.
Minor Voice Control Update
Added options to control the speed of the voiceover feature.
This feature applies to all versions.

New Typesy Admin Features

Class Grading Report
Added a new Class Report that will allow teachers to grade students different performance metrics.
This feature applies to Typesy Homeschool and Typesy for Education.
View all test results in a tab on the student profile screen in the admin interface
Added a new tab in the student view to view all test results for a particular student.
This feature applies to Typesy Homeschool and Typesy for Education.
Minor UX Updates
  • Added ability to change avatar/profile picture for all account types
  • Submit ticket button in admin interface will link to the helpdesk
This feature is applicable to all versions.

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Choosing the Right Age-Appropriate Typing Curriculum for Your Students





Choosing the right age-appropriate typing curriculum for your students can be tough. There are several things to consider, and in many cases, you will be deciding on a program for many children simultaneously. Programs like Typesy can be great for groups and individuals because they meet all the requirements for any age group. But what is it you are looking for, exactly? 

Level of difficulty

When choosing a curriculum you need to keep the children’s age in mind. Are you trying to teach a group of eight-year-olds or middle schoolers? These two age groups need entirely different things from a typing curriculum. The eight-year-olds will need simpler tasks that are made more fun. The activities need to be broken up into smaller bites. 

Meanwhile, middle schoolers can spend longer stretches at their computers, and they need a more repetitive and advanced curriculum compared to their younger counterparts. Choose the program that caters to the age group you are working with. You can also choose a program that caters to any age group, like Typesy for example.

Ads

Ads can often be an issue on many free typing websites. You may find an awesome site with no fees and fun games, but the next thing you know the kids are seeing inappropriate video ads and clickbait. This can bring viruses to computers, and even to the whole network, the computers are running on. 

Ads can expose children to things they should not see. It is always best to choose a curriculum that is ad-free and safe for the children. 

Teaching method

Some children learn best with repetitive drills. Others learn best with games and entertainment. There are some programs that use one method or the other, but it is best to find one that includes both. Get to know the children you will be teaching and decide what works best for them. No two children are alike, so if you are teaching in groups you will need a program that can handle multiple methods.

The focus of the curriculum

The last thing to remember is to decide what you want the focus of the curriculum to be, and stick to it. Do you want to teach the students key placement and proper posture and hand placement? Are your students more advanced, and now focused on speed and accuracy? These things matter. Some programs, like Typesy, can offer a wide range of options. Others tend to stick to one focus at a time.

Conclusion

Choosing the right age-appropriate typing curriculum for your students can be challenging. You want to ensure you are providing the best education that you can while ensuring every student gets what they need from the program. No two kids are alike, which is why programs like Typesy are the best option. The wider the scope of the program, the more students it will work for. 

Focus on the child’s age and skill level, and you will be sure to find the right curriculum for your students.


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Typesy: App Demo




With a unique typing curriculum that features standards-aligned content, Typesy is the #1-rated typing tutor among students and administrators alike. Schools and districts can see improved keyboarding skills and test-taking abilities thanks to easy-to-use interfaces and engaging learning tools that also foster future careers and digital citizenship.

Request for a free trial here: https://www.typesy.com/edu/


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What is the respectable or average typing speed? What is a good touch typing speed?




Most people are not so familiar when can one be considered an average or amazing touch typist because there is no set standard or range for WPM level. Thus, we created a video to give you insight and direction of your mastery level.


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Is touch typing the ‘correct’ way necessary?




Between hunt-and-peck and touch typing, this video will teach you why the latter is more advisable to use and practice. Please watch the video to know more about why touch typing is the standard method of keyboarding.


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Do you teach typing to your homeschool students?




Parents want the best for their children, especially in their educational development. To be enlightened on the endless benefits of teaching touch typing to your children, please watch the video below.


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Why Physical Keyboards are Needed to Learn Touch Typing




The pace at which typing evolves has always coincided with the evolution of technology itself– subtle, yet significant. Considering the speed of innovations in the past half-century, dozens of typing methods and platforms have emerged, from the physical keyboards of old-school Macintoshes to the built-in virtual ones on smartphones. It is only natural, then, for debates on which type of keyboard is better for effective typing to have slowly developed.

Numerous arguments have been made that favor the former or the more traditional method of the two. A research study published in the Journal of Usability Studies (JUS) found that when participants were made to type on three physical keyboards of varying weights, thickness, and key travels, there was a clear advantage in both performance and satisfaction when they typed on mechanical-key keyboards (Chaparro et al., 2014). With thinner keyboards, the participants experienced slower typing speeds (by approximately 10 words-per-minute) and typing errors such as incorrect key substitutions, omissions, and inadvertent insertions; they also reported that the flatter keyboards were more mentally demanding, more frustrating, and required more effort to use. 

Physical keyboards seem to trump touch screen keyboards too. Speaking to the Washington Post, ergonomics consultant Ira Janowitz remarked that touch screen users have the tendency to push harder on the keyboard than necessary, resulting in gradual physical problems over time. Associate professor of industrial and systems engineering Bradley Chase added that smartphone usage in this manner could lead to neck, shoulder, and grip issues. The negative effects found in the JUS study also carry over to touch screen typing. This kind of keyboard makes touch typing difficult due to its sensitivity–a traditional typist would be unable to differentiate between the virtual keys without accidentally activating them.

“Old is gold” then when it comes to touch typing, as the evidence suggests. Physical keyboards are still vogue when it comes to typing properly, and steps have been taken by various software companies to merge new tech with old ones. So, if you’re hesitant to let go of your smartphone when touch typing, devices like Bluetooth keypads and software like Typesy make it possible for you to still stay connected to your physical keyboard. 


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