Is Teaching Keyboarding in Kindergarten Developmentally Appropriate?

Rae Pica with Cris Rowan, Jacqui Murray, Lisa Guernsey

Many argue that teaching penmanship is a thing of the past, but at what age should children be taught to use a computer keyboard? Some are starting as early as kindergarten, but is it developmentally appropriate? We turn to a panel of experts for guidance on when to start teaching children to hunt and peck and use proper finger placement.

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October 28, 2011
Episode Guests
Cris Rowan is a pediatric occupational therapist and author of Virtual Child - The terrifying truth about what technology is doing to children. Jacqui Murray is a Technology Teacher for K-8. She wrote a tech curriculum for kindergarten-fifth grade now used in hundreds of schools all over the country. Lisa Guernsey, Director of New America’s Early Education Initiative, focuses on how to create and scale up the best learning environments for children in their early years, from toddlerhood through third grade.
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