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The Keyboarding Oversight

A while back, we were doing the rounds of secondary schools with our first born to see where he’d like to pursue the most important decade of his life, educationally speaking. 254 more words

Communication

Fonts - The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

When I was learning to type, back in 1980, I learned on a manual typewriter. 

That was Typing 1 where I went to school. No White-Out or Liquid Paper, no correction tape, no correction papers. 780 more words

Is Keyboarding the New Cursive?

I had beautiful cursive handwriting when I was a child. You know the papers that boasted those little gold foil stars at the top? My teacher would often tack mine to the wall for all to see. 321 more words

Cursive Handwriting

Learning to Keyboard

Well, it’s Friday the 13th -a day I dread.  Although I (Cathy)  have never been a particularly superstitious person, I do believe in the law of averages.   425 more words

Digital Technology

Why Teach Keyboarding?

In addition to the usual reasons about developing efficient typing skills, I have these additional reasons:

  • Self Control: in this culture of immediate gratification, students have few opportunities to develop this critical life skill.
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Technology Integration

On the Importance of Keyboarding ...

creative commons licensed (BY-ND) flickr photo by Janet 59: http://flickr.com/photos/89509548@N00/1070827696

From MIT Technology Review, by Anne Trubek:

“Does it matter how we type? Yes. Touch typing allows us to write without thinking about how we are writing, freeing us to focus on what we are writing, on our ideas. 104 more words

Teaching Strategies