I love the suggestions that this post offers about teaching children reared as a google generation. A few years ago Ewan McIntosh from No Tosh, was talking about the non-googleable question and here it is again. This article is full of ways to encourage our children (and teachers) to really become learners.
I love to share things I come across with colleagues, parents and friends and others interested in matters to do with education. I am particularly interested in inquiry learning, gifted education, fostering independence and growing emotional literacy in our children. You may find posts interesting, you may not. You may agree, you may not but the important thing is you ponder about how it sits with you and your learning journey.
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Thursday, 11 February 2016
Monday, 1 February 2016
Teaching HandwritingThe teaching of handwriting is has been the subject of many discussions.
- How often should it be taught?
- How should it be taught?
- What is important about the teaching of handwriting?
- What is the purpose of teaching handwriting?
For many years we have been offered good voice recognition software. Many hours are needed to perfect touch typing, far more than what can be provided with the time and resources have at school.
Here are some links to interesting and informative readings and blog post to help us consider this.
- A debate tool providing arguments both for and against the teaching of handwriting.
- A blogpost from a NZ teacher providing a wealth of tools and information about the teaching of handwriting.
- An article from the Guardian asking, "Is the Pen Mightier Than the Sword?"
- An article from the NY Times asking "What's Lost as Handwriting Fades?"
- Business Insider, 'Here's why writing things out by hand makes you smarter"
- It is also worth looking in Twitter and Pinterest for ideas on teaching handwriting.