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Hot Jobs And Computer Applications

Feb 25, 2017 | | Say something
hot jobs preview

Being that I teach Computer Applications and I also teach a unit on college and careers every year to my middle school students I think a lot about what specific skills my students will need they pursue their passions, education, and future careers.  Below is a list of the predicted top 50 future hot jobs […more]

How to Grade Typing?

Sep 15, 2015 | | Say something
Typing Test Class Averages For Last Three Years

When I was in college I took my only coding class (Microsoft Visual Basic) as an elective. At the time I was a 19 year old pursuing a music degree and simply going through the motions of earning a college degree and taking any classes that I thought were interesting at the time. I also […more]

Type the Bible!

Jun 25, 2015 | | Say something

Even though it’s been many years now I can still clearly remember being given a Bible when I was 18 and reading it for the first time. Every story was a new exciting mystery waiting to be revealed and each verse and chapter cranked like a wench to drag my stubborn heart closer to God. […more]

New Typing Lessons (Text Based)

Jun 16, 2015 | | Say something

Having free time as a teacher tends to ebb and flow greatly depending on the time of year it is. Being a track coach consumes nearly all of my free time in the spring, and then towards the end of the school is always a frantic time also. However, a great perk about being a […more]

Teacher Group Management Pages Now Online! (And teaching coding questions)

Mar 26, 2015 | | Say something

I am very pleased and excited to announce that the teacher portal is now online and ready to use for teachers and parents. Signing up for a teacher account is free and gives access to many features that a computer applications instructor or parent will find very useful. Groups Page Under the groups page teachers […more]

TypingHome Website Updates

Mar 3, 2015 | | Say something

For the past month I have been frantically learning php, mysql, and working behind the scenes to update typinghome and I am pleased to share some of the recent updates: Users can now log into the website and track their progress through the twenty-seven currently available lessons. Students can also save typing test scores to […more]

Floating Fingers: Allowing Fingers to Hover Above Home Row

Feb 4, 2015 | | Say something
floating fingers

Many teachers, including myself, have been guilty of not allowing students’ fingers to float above the home row keys.  We may have insisted on making students keep all the fingers on home row and touching the keys, even during bottom row lessons.  I understand why we do this, because many times students use the wrong […more]

New Typing Test Online

Feb 2, 2015 | | Say something

I’m very excited to have finished making a typing test for typinghome.com and it is up and running now! A couple of features I like about it is that you can set a time of 1, 3, or 5 minutes. Normally every Friday I have my students take a typing test in the class and […more]

“Eyes up” Teaching students not to look at their fingers or keyboard while typing 

Jan 20, 2015 | | 21 comments
Student typing with folder over hands.

A natural struggle for many new typing students is that they want to stare at their fingers constantly while typing. I’m convinced that many teachers have grown weary repeating “eyes up” or worse “don’t look at your fingers” to students countless times. Generally speaking these promptings have little effect on outcomes and only serve to […more]

About Me and TypingHome

Jan 15, 2015 | | Say something

Thank you for visiting TypingHome blog! Who I am My name is Paul Schorey and I teach Computer Applications and US History at Norwell Middle School located in Ossian, Indiana. Perhaps I am a bit odd, but I really love teaching kids how to type. I’m always looking for new theories, methods, and lessons to […more]