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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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  • Laurence Caltaux (View all users posts) 16 Sep 2014 10:18am ()

    Trial with some NZQA exams online this year, more next year, fully by 2018. I can see benefits if you can type for sure. Will traditional writing in the future become more of a specialist skill, like IT which companies and organisations who require "writers" will just outsource ?

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