Randommum asks a pertinent question in her latest post, Why don’t we teach our children to type?
I suspect I’m not alone in being a bit of a keyboard thumper as opposed to a real typist, and I find it immensely frustrating at times when I’m trying to do things in a hurray. Being honest, I’ve only ever encountered one pupil who I would say was a true touch-typist. He could rattle out hundreds of words without ever looking at his hands, and I remember thinking at the time that it was a pretty cool trick… fast forward to today, and I realise that it’s probably time to dig out the
Mavis Beacon disks that came with the PC and get the kids busy!
Anyway, this got me thinking as to the ‘skills’ you might think our kids and pupils need to know so they can thrive and survive in the connected world… any suggestions?