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How’s your typing skills?

Mine sucks, really. Which is why I have decided to download a shareware typing software that would improve my typing skills. Hopefully with enough practise I will be using my thumb, instead of index finger, to press “spacebar” and my left pinkie to press “shift”.

I’ll let you know the progress in a couple of weeks.

But in our enthusiasm to integrate technology into the classroom, we’ve somehow overlooked the most basic level of that integration: the application of little hands to computer keyboards.

Students can be taught to type as soon as they begin using school computers, just as they’re shown how to hold pencils when they start writing. Correct finger placement and simple keystrokes, such as using the thumb for the space bar and the little finger for the shift key, can be taught even to very young students. They may still hunt and peck, but as they gain competence, they should begin to learn touch typing.

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