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The debate on – HOW EARLY IS TOO EARLY TO BEGIN WORDPROCESSING SKILLS? – will never end. learn how to type fast fastest typist typing *WARNING* Creepy Photo Has The Key
And I don’t know about you, but I learned wordprocessing in high school, typing at home - while in grammar school - and keyboarding, I learned on my own.

(Clever, yet bizarre photo comes via Marc Horowitz’s, I Need To Stop Soon blog-Handy hands post)

So how young is too young to get those little hands ready to pound the keypad? 

In my school we start students in second grade with basic practice techniques once per week. This includes: learning the homerow keys, accuracy instead of speed, and a no stress approach to the keyboard. You’d be surprised how frustrated second graders get if they make mistakes.

Is this enough? 

Well it depends on who you ask; and whatever your thoughts on the matter, keyboarding is here to stay. 

I know. It’s not a topic of debate on the campaign trail to the White House. But I must credit Education World for providing answers and resources to help – click here. Then pass the article along — it’s a good one for teachers and parents. 

Here’s a blurb from the article to key you in:

"Unfortunately, as schools have concentrated on teaching students how to use computers to obtain and produce information, they have paid little attention to teaching them how to type on the keyboard quickly, accurately, and with correct technique. In addition, some unforeseen questions have arisen. If we need to teach keyboarding — and we do — when do we teach it and who should teach it?" comes via Educational Technology (Ray Schroeder)

Comments

  1. Jean Alicia Elster says:

    My two “kids”–now 21 and 18–received no formal typing instruction while in school and keyboarding instruction in middle school and high school. Both of them on their own developed very fast techniques using the 2-finger method. I on the other hand received formal typing instruction in middle school and am embarrassingly slow at the keyboard. So I am inclined to say give students keyboard instruction but also let them be free to create their own technique.

  2. Amy Bowllan says:

    That’s a good point, Jean. It boggles my mind that our children have to conform to ‘rules’ when it comes to typing, writing, etc. No one told Picasso how to paint. As long as it gets done – works for me.

  3. BRITTANY says:

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  4. Amy Bowllan says:

    You are welcome, Brittany!

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