The Importance of Learning to Type

Typing skills have become very relevant to our classroom this year. In previous years, student work was published in a variety of ways with technology included in some units. We have seen a big change this year with more unit assessment published via computers.

During our last assessment period I noticed students were experiencing some difficulty getting their work typed up in time. One task, in particular, took four hours to complete for a group of students. Knowing that Term 3 English units required students to type, edit and publish two pieces of assessment, I decided to add something new to our day.

After consulting with Craig Kemp, a renowned educator in Singapore, I have introduced 5SK to Typing Agent. We are currently on our trial at present, and the students are enjoying the modules. Our current focus is accuracy, and we will move on to wpm when students become more confident.

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