If schools expect children to be proficient typists who can write lengthy quiz answers on keyboards, then they have the duty to offer a learning opportunity to them.
New York City, NY (PRWEB) June 18, 2014
There’s an ongoing debate as to whether touch typing is worth spending school time on, though more and more educators support doing so. eReflect shares these views, and asserts that teaching third graders how to touch type is a necessity if societies wish to have competent, tech-savvy work forces.
Keyboarding skills may not specifically mentioned in job announcements, but they are taken for granted by many companies looking to hire workers. The average job seeker is expected to have at least better-than-average typing skills, and this is especially when hiring managers consider younger applicants who were born in today's tech-rich environments. However, if these job seekers have not been formally taught how to touch type, how are they going to meet marketplace requirements? It’s not only a future employability issue, eReflect points out, it’s also a matter of academic performance.
A recent incident related to students taking Common Core tests illustrated a gap in tech skills that could cost students dearly. Students at a Sioux Falls district school did not possess the necessary typing efficiency to complete their computer-based tests.
A keyboarding class ensures a student can efficiently tackle computer-based activities and lessons, pass online quizzes, and profit from online research. If a student lacks the typing speed and accuracy needed for school assignments, then they are more likely to lag behind the rest of their class. In an era where technology is so pervasive, it’s a shame to not offer students well-structured typing lessons at schools, especially since typing mastery doesn’t require a lot of time to achieve.
eReflect conveys the company’s support to every teacher and parent who champions typing for schools. eReflect confirms that integrating typing lessons in IT classes is in fact easy and practical, especially if the typing lessons are to be carried out through a typing program.
Keyboarding for schools is promoted and supported by eReflect; the company reagards touch typing as a central computer skill every third grade needs to master by the end of the school year. If schools expect children to be proficient typists who can write lengthy quiz answers on keyboards, then they have the duty to offer a learning opportunity to them.
With keyboarding skills, students can handle school assignments and computer-based tests, and their typing ability will ensure they possess the skills that will boost their employability prospects once they graduate.
For more details on Ultimate Typing™ EDU please visit http://www.ultimatetyping.com/schools.
About Ultimate Typing™
Ultimate Typing™ software is designed specifically for the improvement of typing skills. Created by eReflect, a world leader in e-learning and self-development software, Ultimate Typing™ has been informed by the latest developments in the science of touch typing.
Since its creation in 2006 by Marc Slater, the company has already catered to over 112 countries all over the world, offering products with the latest cutting-edge technology, some of which are among the world’s most recognized and awarded in the industry.