A recent post in my Twitter feed caught my eye. The author, (I am withholding the name to protect the innocent...) a Technology Facilitator, said:
So here is my question. Do we as schools, districts and states need to keep drilling keyboarding into our students? Currently in North Carolina 6th graders take a "keyboarding" class however that is getting ready to change within the next 2 years. What does your state require? As I type this post I notice that I do not use standard keyboarding skills with specific fingers on specific keys. I have taught myself what works for me.
So, are we wasting our time teaching keyboarding to kids. Can't they develop their own skills that work for them? Are there not better skills (social media responsibility, digital projects, etc...) that we could be teaching instead of keyboarding? Or am I way wrong? Do you think kids still need to learn a specific way of typing in order to be successful?