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  1. Increase Your Income When You Learn To Type (3:17):  Most jobs require average typing skills. When your typing speed and skills are above average, the door for advancement in your career and other fields opens up. Improved job prospects are one of the key benefits that learning touch typing can bring to your life.
  2. Communicate Effectively By Learning Typing (2:46):  Most of our communication channels these days involve typing. When you learn to type faster, especially when you learn how to touch type, you will be able to interact faster and much better not only with your e-mails, but also in your conversations in the most important public space we have today: the Internet.
  3. The Truth About Touch Typing (4:10):  Learning to type faster involves learning the skill of touch typing. Touch typing is the ability to type the correct letters in the correct order without the need to look at the keyboard in order to locate the desired keys.
  4. More Ron Mingo (5:26):  In the 1970's, professional athlete and world-class typist Ron Mingo was featured on a popular TV show, Real People.
  5. The QWERTY Keyboard (1:59):  The QWERTY keyboard is the most-used keyboard layout in the world. It's the most common as well as the most easy to understand, so it's the keyboard recommended for beginner typists.
  6. Learn How To Type The Home Row Keys (3:34):  The very first set of keys you need to know when learning touch typing is the group of home row keys. These are the letters in the middle row of a QWERTY keyboard.
  7. Learn How To Type The G and H Keys (2:68):  When learning to type the letters G and H, make sure to take note of the proper finger placement for these keys.  These keys are extensions of Home Row.
  8. Learn How To Type The Top Row Keys (2:49):  Next, let's learn the proper finger placement and movement for the letter keys above the home row keys.
  9. Learn How To Type The Bottom Row Keys (1:42):  Finally, we'll review the proper finger positions and movement for the bottom row letter keys.
  10. Use The Shift And Caps Lock Keys (2:55):  In this video, learn the importance of the [Shift] and [Caps Lock] keys in fast and accurate touch typing, and when to properly use them.
  11. What Are The Symbols On The Keyboard? (1:14):  Aside from numbers and punctuation marks, some other non-letter keys to learn and practice for your keyboard training are symbols like the ampersand and the asterisk.
  12. Learn to Type Symbols (0:47):  Let's look at the proper finger placement and movement for typing the symbols on the keyboard.
  13. Understanding the Punctuation Keys (1:20):  Let's get to know why learning how to type the punctuation keys is necessary for accurate typing skills, especially when you want to type using good English grammar.
  14. The Different Punctuation Marks (0:44):  This short but important video, one of many online typing classes on the Ultimate Typing channel, provides a lesson on how to type the different punctuation marks.
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Ergonomics: Essential When Learning How To Type

Ergonomics:  Keying Comfortably & Safely

Ergonomics is the study of people's efficiency in their working environment.  When keyboarding, ergonomics refers to correct positioning while typing to achieve optimal comfort and avoid repetitive stress injuries (RSI), fatigue, and other bodily stress.  We want students to have long happy lives using computers comfortably, confidently, competently, and safely.

  1. Learn The Proper Position When Typing (0:43):  In order for you to type faster without stress, you need to make sure that all parts of your body are in the proper position. Learn the recommended position for typing in this video.
  2. Ergonomics, Posture, and Seating (1:14):  Learn about ergonomic principles, posture, and seating for proper touch typing technique.
  3. A Word About Laptops (1:10):  Let's look at some techniques so you can type faster while avoiding RSI when using your laptop instead of a desktop computer keyboard.
  4. Ergonomics: Body And Finger Stretches (3:10):  To be able to type faster, you need to know how to avoid the various forms of repetitive strain injury that can affect your whole body. Try the suggested body and finger stretches in this video to get up, move around, and stay healthy while getting better at touch typing.
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Classic Sesame Street Animation:  The Alphabet Song

Alphabet Videos

  1. A-B-C Dancing Blocks (1:30):  These blocks can.
  2. A-B-C Hip Hop with Miles (1:30):  We can make the letters of the alphabet in different ways and in different places.
  3. A-B-C's of the Swamp (1:30):  Who knows more about a swamp than a frog?  Kermit raps about the things in the swamp -- sing along!
  4. African Alphabet with Kermit (1:56):  We can make the letters of the alphabet in different ways and in different places.
  5. African Animal Alphabet (2:29):  We can review the alphabet with a exciting song from Africa and animals that live there.
  6. [The] Alphabet in Many Ways (2:16):  We can make the letters of the alphabet in different ways and in different places.
  7. [The] Alphabet Song with Balloons (2:13):  Here's a gentle "call and response" alphabet song.
  8. [The] Alphabet With Elmo and India Arie (2:11).  Here's a gentle and sweet version of the alphabet song.
  9. Balloon Alphabet (1:22):  Watch a yellow bird pop the alphabet as it appears -- upper & lower case letters.
  10. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (4:38):  An award-winning musician, Crystal Taliefero, has turned this all-time favorite alphabet book into a song and fun animation.
  11. Circus Alphabet (1:32):  What could be more fun than finding the alphabet at the circus?!?!
  12. City Alphabet (2:00):  An award-winning musician, Crystal Taliefero, has turned this all-time favorite alphabet book into a song and fun animation.
  13. Don Music Writes the Alphabet Song (4:20): Watch famous musician and composer Don Money write the alphabet song, with help from a frog and other friends.
  14. Elmo's Alphabet Rap (41:29): A popular Sesame Street character, Elmo, raps the A-B-C's.
  15. Fairy Alphabet (1:31): Even magical pixies and fairies know their A-B-Cs -- watch.friends.
  16. Funk Aphabet Song (1:28): This version of the alphabet song has a funky beat -- great rhythm.
  17. Lena Horn & the Muppets Sing the Alphabet (1:40):  Here's a wonderful, upbeat & jazzy version of the alphabet song sung by one of America's most popular jazz singers.
  18. Outer Space A-B-C's (1:36): Blast Off! and sing the alphabet with this fun Sesame Street Animation.
  19. Patti Labelle Sings The Alphabet (2:28): This pop version of the alphabet is really jazzy.
  20. Ray Charles Sings the Alpabet (2:28): This pop version of the alphabet is really jazzy.
  21. Roosevelt Franklin's Alphabet (2:59): In the 70's, Roosevelt Franklin was one of Sesame Street's superstar muppets.  Here, he sings the alphabet.
  22. Sign Alphabet (1:39): The alphabet is all around us.  Let's look through the city and find our A-B-Cs in signs.
  23. Sparkler Alphabet (0:41): Yup, it's the alphabet in sparklers!
  24. Upper and Lower Case Letters (1:10).  Here's a musical presentation that compares and contrasts upper and lower-case letters and gives a few tips N tricks on when to use each.
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Classis Sesame Street Animation:  Song of 10

Counting Videos

  1. [The] Count Counts Flowers (2:04):  Let's count the flowers -- there are 7.
  2. [The] Count Counts Once More With Feelings (1:42).  What can the Count count today?
  3. [The] Count Counts Telephone Rings (1:47).  Ernie gets a job for with the Count answering his telephone.
  4. Count to 10 with Nobody (1:25):  Check out this classic rubber band animation.  It  teaches how to count to ten.
  5. Count's Number of the Day - 13 (1:31).  Let's count to 13 -- today's Sesame Street number of the day.
  6. Counting Bats with the Count (1:26).  Let's look at the Sesame Street Number of the Day by counting bats with the count.
  7. Herry & John Count to 20 (1:24):  A muppet and a little boy count to the numer 20.
  8. Jazzy Spies 10 (0:47):  We are going to count 10 race cars as they race to the finish.
  9. Ladybug's Picnic (1:24):  Let's watch a  counting pinball game focuses on the number "12."
  10. Pinball Counting -- 12 (1:24):  Let's watch a  counting pinball game focuses on the number "12."
  11. Roll Call for 20 (1:07):  A cartoon with a 0 playing the head officer having the numbers 1-20 sound off.
  12. Schoolhouse Rock -- Counting by 5 (3:00):  Let's have some fun with skip counting -- the foundation of multiplication, division, and factoring.
  13. Sesame Street Backer -- 1 to 10 (2:48):  Baker, Alex Stevens from Sesame Street can't hold his pies, cakes, and shakes.
  14. Snoring Beauty with the Count (2:41):  Join the count for Storybook Theater.
  15. Song of the Count (2:07):  Why does The Count on Sesame Street count?  Because he loves to count.
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