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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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  • Fiona Robertson (View all users posts) 16 Sep 2014 8:58pm ()

    I believe that  there is a time and place for handwriting. I still  do handwriting with my students as some of them still need it as they can't form letters correctly and therfore need the formal practice, where as others do not need to practice their handwriting. We also practice our typing skills usiing typing web typing tutor as this is a skill all of the students need. I have seen a greater difference in their typing skills since doing this and the children also enjoy seeing that they are getting quicker.

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