We currently live in a day and age where innovation penetrates pretty much every part of our society. Grown-ups work with a desktop computer, students work on assignments on their laptops, and even elementary school students fill in worksheets on iPads. Computer proficiency is along these lines a basic aptitude that kids need to move…More Detail
Now that you have been awarded a laptop exemption to type out your Junior or Leaving cert – what do you do next?
Now that you have been awarded a laptop exemption to type out your Junior or Leaving Cert – what next? Having to sit through State exams answering questions with pen and paper for hours at a time is all very well for those for whom writing poses no problems, but what about students who struggle…More Detail
Why learning in a Searsol after school centre is more beneficial than learning how to touch type at home.
It is more beneficial for your child to learn how to touch type at Searsol’s after school typing centres than at home for the following reasons: Nationwide network of after school typing centres Searsol offers a nationwide network of after school typing centre. We cover all the major cities in Ireland and are currently expanding…More Detail
What is the benefit of having a typing speed of 10, 25 and 40wpm? For most people, learning to type is as much about developing a typing speed as it is about discovering what fingers to use on alphabet keys on the keyboard. After all, while typed copy allows for a more professional printed presentation…More Detail
Hunt and Peck typing method versus touch-typing. Which method is preferred when learning how to type?
Touch-typing is a skill that grows from training your fingers to automatically hit the correct characters on a keyboard in order to type the words and sentences you wish to compose. The method is called touch-typing because, over time, your fingers are trained to find the relevant letters by touch – so that you no…More Detail
So you have finally got approval for a laptop for you child from the Department of Education. What should you do next to prepare your child in readiness of their new laptop arrival? First off congrats on being pre-approved for the laptop, well done! So what should you do next to help your child…More Detail
With the increasing array of computers options available to children – PC, laptop, tablet and smartphones. Children are been exposed to the wonders of technology at increasing rate and at earlier age. What computer skills should a child be learning over summer months of 2016 to stay ahead of the learning curve? Touch Typing To be able…More Detail
So you want to improve your typing speed? How do you do this and what successful ways can you implement to improve your typing speed? Searsol recommend that you do at least a hour of typing practice a week. We provide typing courses where students can learn how to type in a controlled environment…More Detail
Learn how to Touch Type fast – 20 simple and easy tips to get you touch typing! Touch typing is the ability to type without looking at the keyboard. It is a memory skills that requires practice and patience. Correct habit formation can help you learn how to touch type successfully. Ensure that you are…More Detail
How long does it take to learn to touch type? It’s a question that I have been asked several times and to be honest it’s a difficult one to answer. A range of factors come into play in deciding how long it will take to learn how to touch type. Factors to consider is the…More Detail
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 to instill a routine of learning that helps a student learn their subject in the easiest way based on the…More Detail
Do you know why QWERTY keyboard has survived so long. We outline the history of keyboard layout to you. Mechanical Typewriters: 1870’s In 1872, Remington Company produced the first mechanical typewriter, patented by Latham Sholes. Typists soon mastered the skill to typing that they were going so fast that were jamming the typewriter keys which…More Detail