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Check out my Article over at Cisco


Cisco CLUE

…on whether Keyboarding is Dead. You might find it interesting. If you can’t get over there, no worries. I’ll post it here in a few weeks.


Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-sixth grade, creator of two technology training books for middle school and three ebooks on technology in education. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco blogger, IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything. Currently, she’s editing a thriller for her agent that should be out to publishers this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

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2 thoughts on “Check out my Article over at Cisco

  1. I think it is a bit premature to get rid of keyboarding. In 2014-2015, many states will transition to the PARCC assessments which are computer-based. The assessments will consist of student constructed responses – in other words, students are going to have to compose their answers on a keyboard. The technology requirements (which are not finalized) suggest that if a tablet is used for testing, an external keyboard will be required. At this time, I do not think the technology is quite ready to eliminate the need for students to know how to type.

    • With that in mind (great point, BTW), why do administrators downplay the importance of keyboarding? They don’t seem to get the connection between development of good early habits and proficiency.

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