Category Archives: Keyboard Skills

Typing Web – a fantastic free resource!

I have mentioned in the past how important it is to be able to type proficiently and I am always looking for good resources to support the acquisition of this skill. On a recent visit to a high school one of … Continue reading

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iOS 8 and its new accessibility features

Many of you will know that Apple released an update to the operating system of its mobile and tablet devices last week: iOS 8.  For schools, this means that anything from iPad 2 and up can be updated to this … Continue reading

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Type and Test

I am often asked about resources to support typing skills, and indeed have previously published a whole blog post on this topic.  Being able to type well is an incredibly useful skill for any young person to have, but particularly for … Continue reading

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MaKey MaKey

MaKey MaKey is a really simple, but fun idea that has huge potential to engage learners at all stages of their education. Basically, you can use it to make any object replicate the functions of a mouse, keyboard or switch … Continue reading

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Changing the language of an iPad’s keyboard

Today, Stephan Millar from the Edinburgh EAL Service talks us through how you can add keyboards in different languages to your iPad.

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Keyboard Skills

All children and young people benefit from having good keyboarding skills, as typing is such an integral part of many jobs and further education courses.  For those with additional support needs, it is even more vital as many supportive software … Continue reading

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