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should students be taught typing instead of writing

October 09, 2019

should students be taught typing instead of writing

The bottom line is that students need to spend more time writing by hand. I can certainly understand their reluctance to unplug. It is much easier to be given information to learn instead of selecting the information to be learned.
I never thought I would be advocating for less technology in the classroom. As a borderline millennial, I began using computers regularly in college. I am on a laptop for a large portion of my day.
However, the research is in, and we are losing learning opportunities by spoon feeding content to our students.
Eventually students will become accustomed to receiving information without processing it.
And that is not good for our future. We as educators can take steps to ensure our students are critical thinkers capable of processing information effectively.

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