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Thursday, October 23, 2003

Should Elementary Schools Teach Keyboarding? (was: Computers in Schools)

James writes about computers in schools.

My sense is computers should begin to show up in schools in middle school (grades 6-7, ages 12-14). The applications should be highly interactive, multi-media, and constructive (i.e. use computers to build "things", even ideas).

What should younger kids be doing? Why, keyboarding of course!

No, not computer keyboarding. Piano keyboarding. This would be far better for connecting their brains for future study of math and science than any software I know of.

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