- Dance Mat Typing - an introduction to touch typing for children aged 7 - 11 years. Each of the 4 levels are divided into 3 stages. Begin at Level 1 and build up your skills gradually through to Level 4. Stage 1 introduces the home row, and stages 2 - 12 will recap the previous lesson, introduce new letters typed with the left and right hands, practice all previously learned letter, and reward the typist with a mini song and dance.
- As computers and one to one environments become more prevalent in schools, it is important to remember proper ergonomics. Stretch Break is a free software that is downloadable for both Mac and PC platforms. The software is designed to help prevent computer related strain injuries by reminding students to take breaks while using the computer. Every 30 minutes the software asks students if they would like to stretch. Full animated figures lead students through simple stretches. Then the software returns students to the task they were working on. Teachers can designate how long to wait between stretch sessions and how many stretches to lead students through in a session. Stretch Break for Kids was designed by a team of health care professionals. The stretches focus on the neck, arms, hands, back, legs, and wrists. The software also includes some important eye exercises. There are 20 stretches total, many that focus on prevention of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
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