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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.


  • Lisa Malones (View all users posts) 16 Sep 2014 9:43am ()

    I still believe in teaching handwriting and we do a paragraph a day.  It hit home when we received a letter, in beautiful handwriting, and the kids couldn't read it, because the letters were linked.  I still believe in teaching touch typing, of course, but I believe there will always be a place for handwriting...

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