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Introducing Touch Typing

Today will be the first day of really exposing my keyboarding students to the concept of touch typing.  While it seems like something they should already know, it is important to make sure we are all starting on the same page as we begin to increase our words per minute and accuracy. 113 more words


Computer Basics Presentation

We are jumping right in to keyboarding.  Yesterday, students took an initial timed-typing test and they will continue to test their typing skills.  By setting a baseline, we will be able to see how much students improve over the course of the semester. 65 more words


Planning for the new school year

I’ve been doing some planning. Going through the book list on Ambleside Online and downloading the free Kindle versions of some of the books I need. 552 more words

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iPad Rules & Consequences

This year, all high school students will be given an iPad to use.  One of the first activities we will do is come up with some rules and consequences for inappropriate iPad usage in class.  85 more words


Flowing Thoughts, or The Curse of Cursive

My concern for all kids is whether or not they are developing a “flow” in their thinking and expression of their thoughts. Personally, I think there is a pervasive shift in the way we are communicating (a lot more oral communication and visual communication, and a lot less written). 971 more words


Handwriting in the Technological Age

In the New York Times article What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades dated June 2, (accessible here) author Maria Konnikova explores the implications of and the research behind teaching and learning handwriting (both print and cursive) in the digital age. 244 more words

Technology Curriculum