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Teaching kids typing skills??

Started by Tash Jacobs 16 Sep 2014 9:11am () Replies (47)

A collegue and I were chatting recently about the debate over need to teach our students handwriting in this new fast changing digital world.  We ended up pondering and debating over the question..

Should we be teaching our students to touch type from an early age?

Since this discussion I have watched several older students typing away somewhat inefficiently with their two finger styles (which are now so embedded as to be hard to change).  

We would be really interested to know what others are thinking and doing around this topic.

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  • Allanah King (View all users posts) 16 Sep 2014 9:26am ()

    I gave up teaching handwriting long ago.

    With my year fours the default was to teach legible, efficient printing. Once they could do that and transfer it to life skills in lessons apart from 'handwriting' they were to do activities on line that fostered keyboarding skills. 

    There were never enough devices to use though so that was always problematic.

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