A Waste of Time?

Dictation software has been advancing for awhile. I just read a review of the current version of Dragon. Why are we teaching Keyboarding? It may be useful in the present, but for elementary school students keyboards will likely be obsolete by the time these children enter the workplace.

Handwriting is less likely to become obsolete. It may not be used as much as in the past, but the advantage to children’s cognition is proven, and they will be acquiring a skill that will express their own individuality in communication to the highest degree.

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