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Andrew Williamson

Keyboard classes take over from handwriting lessons in Finland's schools - 43 views

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    "Finland is planning to phase out handwriting classes in favour of keyboard skills, a recognition that this generation will never write a letter, birthday card or love letter. Instead, they'll text, tap and tweet."
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    "Finland is planning to phase out handwriting classes in favour of keyboard skills, a recognition that this generation will never write a letter, birthday card or love letter. Instead, they'll text, tap and tweet."
Margaret FalerSweany

What's Lost as Handwriting Fades - 52 views

  • Children not only learn to read more quickly when they first learn to write by hand, but they also remain better able to generate ideas and retain information.
  • When children had drawn a letter freehand, they exhibited increased activity in three areas of the brain that are activated in adults when they read and write
  • When the children composed text by hand, they not only consistently produced more words more quickly than they did on a keyboard, but expressed more ideas.
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  • cursive writing may train self-control ability in a way that other modes of writing do not
  • For adults, typing may be a fast and efficient alternative to longhand, but that very efficiency may diminish our ability to process new information
  • students learn better when they take notes by hand than when they type on a keyboard.
  • writing by hand allows the student to process a lecture’s contents and reframe it — a process of reflection and manipulation that can lead to better understanding and memory encoding.
kecurry

20 Free Handwriting Fonts - Remaking June Cleaver - 116 views

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    Great, fun and exciting fonts for the computer. I love it! 
Martin Burrett

ICTmagic Show Online Magazine - Jan 2012 - 94 views

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    The January issue of the ICTmagic Show online magazine is out, full of my favourite recent finds and how you can use them in your class. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/%2AICTmagic+Show
Martin Burrett

Handwriting Worksheet Maker - 148 views

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    Make customised handwriting sheets with your own text. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
Roland Gesthuizen

Warning over children's 'appalling' handwriting skills - Telegraph - 123 views

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    Children are struggling to write their own name because growing numbers of schools are shunning traditional handwriting lessons, academics have warned.
Glenda Baker

Daily iPad App: 7notes handwriting recognizer lets you take notes with one finger | TUA... - 105 views

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    Haven't tried this yet but it looks promising.
Steve Ransom

Schools Debate Cursive Handwriting Instruction Nationwide - 67 views

  • she'd rather "move on" and focus class time on other topics.
  • choosing to teach cursive is not about aesthetics or preference, but about giving children the mental tools needed read English.
  • hreaded letter strokes help guide students' eyes left-to-right and definitively correlates reading with writing:
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  • "I absolutely get that we're moving in a world that's technology-based," she says. "But I'm of the old school that believes you can't forget where you came from to get where you're going. There could be a day the computer crashes."
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    "Schools Debate Cursive Handwriting Instruction Nationwide"
Jim Connolly

Thinking About Cursive | The Principal of Change - 53 views

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    To cursive or not to cursive, that is the question!
Cara Whitehead

Handwriting Worksheets | Articles - 72 views

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     A Variety of FREE handwriting sheets. http://cot.ag/dnduUE
Lee-Anne Patterson

Create a font from your own handwriting - fontcapture.com - 1 views

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    Create your own font - no software required. All you need is a printer and a scanner and it's free. You can give this to kids and they can create their own font!. NOTE - this site is no longer Free. You can see your font but need to pay $9.95US to download it. What a rip off!!
Barbara Moose

Letter formation guide - FreeReading - 0 views

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    FreeReading is an open-source instructional program that helps educators teach early literacy. FreeReading contains a 40-week scope and sequence that can supplement an early literacy core or basal program.
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