[LMB] Calling on the List Mind, was Autocorrupt

catherine muir c_muir68 at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 7 17:28:32 BST 2021


Do a speed trial with an actual typist?

On Wed, 7 Jul 2021, 16:41 Sylvia McIvers, <sylviamcivers at gmail.com> wrote:

> Help?
>
> On Tue, Jul 6, 2021 at 7:56 PM Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net>
>
> > Young people often tend to prefer typing on their phones when there’s a
> > full computer sitting next to them.   But I’ll wait until I get home to
> > answer a text because I’m a competent typist.   *real* keyboards are so
> > much easier for me.
> > --
> >
>
> I just got hired to teach HS computers. One of the classes is typing mixed
> with learning MS Word - but with an emphasis on touch typing.
>
> HOW in the world do I motivate a bunch of 9th graders to learn to touch
> type?
> Some of them are fluent in phone typing, some have no access to tech at
> home, not smart phones and not computers.  A mixed bunch, and the
> phone-typers are likely less interested in learning to touch type because
> they already know how to hunt and peck.
>
> Sylvia
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