Dear Otto: Do Students Still Need to Learn Keyboarding?

Ask A Teacher addresses the age old question regarding keyboarding in light of new technology use by students and provides a great listing of research on the topic.

(As posted on Scoop.itOT mTool Kit )

Dear Otto is an occasional column where I answer questions I get from readers about teaching tech. If you have a question, please complete the form below and I’ll answer it here. For your privacy, …

Carol Leynse Harpold‘s insight:

The question of keyboarding instruction continues to surface especially in lieu of packed curriculum content and currently the presence of mobile devices which changes how input is done for students.

This post address those questions and provides a listing of recent and past research information on the subject from an expert.


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About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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1 Response to Keyboarding

  1. Thanks for the repost. This question never goes away. And now, as I watch my newest keyboarders try to ‘thumb’ the keys, I know it’s more important than ever!

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