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8 Tips for a Successful Back-to-School Night

As many of us are back in the classroom for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic shook our world, we have so much to look forward to! New students, familiar faces, and the opportunity to do what we love. 

As with any new school year, we will welcome parents into our room for the annual back-to-school night. Although this is a tradition, this year’s back-to-school night feels more important than ever. Surely, parents will have questions and concerns related to COVID-19 precautions, classroom protocol, and what to do in the event that we switch back to online learning. 

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Cross-Curricular Standards with Collaborative Teaching

Gone are the days of teachers planning lessons alone and of teachers encouraging rote memorization of facts and praising their mindless repetition. Presently in education, pedagogy is trending heavily toward interdisciplinary practices with cross-curricular subject matter. Leaders in education want teachers to collaborate when developing long-term plans so that students’ skills can be robustly developed and consistently practiced in a variety of settings. The goal of this approach is that students will engage more fully in each class and their own education as a whole process.

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Use Your ESSER Funding in the Technology Classroom! Are you ESSERIOUS?

Use Your ESSER Funding in the Technology Classroom! Are you ESSERIOUS?

Time is ticking for ESSER grants. There’s lots of information to sift through when deciding how to seek ESSER funding for your school or classroom. Are you going cross-eyed yet? We are! How can you allocate the ESSER funds for your technology classroom? We’re breaking it down for you piece by piece and giving you the best resources you need to cash in on some much-needed funding for typing and digital citizenship as summer winds down and back to school kicks into gear for 2021-2022. 

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) requires local districts to release plans for a safe return to in-person instruction within 30 days of receiving funds, so the time to plan for your technology classroom is now!

Read on to combat the substantial learning loss affecting most children from COVID-19.

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4 Core Values for a Thriving Classroom

Teachers play an instrumental role in setting the classroom environment. They primarily dictate the way students interact with each other and the work in front of them. Creating a positive class environment is invaluable for building trust and getting results.

COVID19 has made navigating remote and in-person learning while setting a positive classroom culture harder than ever.

So which values, mindsets, and people skills do you want to encourage?

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Typing.com Receives ISTE Seal of Alignment

2021 has been a whirlwind and we are only at the beginning! In 3 short months, we have launched some incredible new features, integrations, and have exciting news about upcoming events.

Welcome to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)!

“Typing.com offers a comprehensive curriculum to strengthen student’s typing abilities with a customizable experience for both educators and students.”

ISTE Review Board

After much hard work and rigorous review we have been approved for ISTE’s Seal of Alignment! This prestigious program recognizes edtech products for their alignment to the ISTE Standards. 

ISTE is a nonprofit agency for educators and educator leaders worldwide. They are committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world, leveraging knowledge and expertise, and linking educators and partners. 

We are so excited to be recognized by ISTE as one of many great resources and tools providing high-quality, standards-aligned learning experiences for students in the digital age. 

This recognition is just the beginning. We constantly strive to provide educators with an evolving product that suits their every need. And as educators, providing a product that is ISTE-certified makes sure the curriculum your teachers use is always up to standard. 

And it gets better! We will be at ISTELive June 26-30th. We will be hosting a poster on all the great ways typing and typing.com can help your students succeed in the digital world.  

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Get 50% OFF Premium Licenses (Sale Through June 4th!)

Returning to the classroom does not mean the disappearance of the use of technology implemented over the last year or before. Which is why for the next 7 days, Typing.com now offers you, your schools, and districts to get 50% off premium licenses for every license you buy

In consideration of new vetting programs, new budget cuts, and the return to the classroom, we’ve taken a hard look at how we can help you get through this roller coaster in the easiest (and cheapest!) way possible.

Why Typing.com

Technology isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it’s becoming more pervasive and important with every passing day. Prepare your schools and students for success—in and out of the classroom—with:

  • Step-by-step lessons and all that the new typing curriculum for 2021 has to offer
  • Simple, instant rostering and information syncing
  • Powerful administrative and reporting tools
  • And when you upgrade to premium, all of this is ad-free

Step-by-step Lesson Structure

Instant Information Syncing

  • Instantly sync with Google Classroom, Clever, or ClassLink
  • 180-day data retention  (unlimited with Premium)
  • Students never need an email address because we never ask for your student’s private information

Distraction-free Engagement

Administrative Tools

New Discounted Pricing 

  • Per student prices start at $7.99 and go down from there
  • Bulk discount for schools and districts starts as low as $1.14
  • Licenses are fully transferable

Set Up For Next Year, Right Now

Typing.com is in your corner! Help your students start building critical foundational skills now. Hopefully, we can partner with you for the coming school year—and beyond!

To learn more about the benefits of Premium, click here.

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How To Make The Right Ed-tech Purchase—the First Time

If you’re a curriculum leader facing closures for an extended time, this can mean unnecessarily large gaps in student progress. In the rush to find ed tech to fill the gap, here are some critical questions to ask now that may keep you from having to make a new purchase later.

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