Tag archives for handwriting

Teaching Typing Skills

The article below from 'The Innovative Educator' discusses the benefits of teaching children to type.  This is a topic which is really close to my heart and I have enjoyed Anne Trubeck's articles on the perhaps now questionable benefits of teaching handwriting.  It is very difficult to watch a child struggle to express themselves and be turned off written expression Read full article »

Handwriting is History!

Below is another article by Anne Trubeck published after the article written questioning the use of teaching handwriting.  She was called to defend her perspective and some of the claims she had made and does so below. At 11 p.m. on Dec. 27, I checked my inbox out of habit. I had 581 new e-mails. All had been sent between 8 Read full article »

Should we stop teaching handwriting?

Should we stop teaching handwriting in Elementary School?   Anne Trubeck wrote this provocative essay in 2009.  What do you think? Stop Teaching Handwriting! My son, who is in third grade, spends much of his school day struggling to learn how to form the letter "G." Sometimes he writes it backwards. Sometimes the tail on his lowercase "T" goes the wrong way. His teachers Read full article »

Tumble Books

Tumble Books is a huge online resource of books which can be read or listened to online. Many of the books have quizzes and questions afterword to help explore children's comprehension of the book. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Brain Pop

Brain POP is the home of fun learning! This site offers student the chance to explore many aspects of the world around us in a lively and exciting way. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Dance Mat Typing

BBC School's Dance Mat Typing is THE place to go for the least boring way to learn to touch type! This site takes student's through basic typing skills via a host of fun songs and crazy characters. No passwork required!