Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Keyboard Versus Pen

Ladies and Gentlemen,

There are many individuals and groups who blog, just like we do. Many adults blog to share their thoughts, or to learn from the thoughts of others. Dan Maas shared a blog post that I think you might like to comment on. The post is part of the blog belonging to the National School Board Association - the group that is sending around one hundred visitors to our school at the end of the month.

In their post, they share some research which suggests that students write better as well as longer essays when using a pen instead of a keyboard. Over two hundred students were part of the study. It also suggests that both typing and handwriting are still important.

What do you think? Do you write more when you are typing, or when you are using a pen/pencil and paper? Do you think it depends on what kind of piece you are writing? Should we even write with pens and pencils anymore? What about very young children who are just learning to write? How about middle school and high school students? Could they rely completely on typing? Think about your parents. How often do they write at home and at work? Have you ever even asked them about their own writing? Do they type all the time, or do they write with pens and pencils?

Here is the link to post directly on the NSBA Blog. Before you actually post your comment, you must have an adult look it over.

Here's some help to make sure your comment is published. Make sure to read some of the comments which have already been posted. There are some very good examples of "pushing your thinking!"

1. The comment form will ask for your name. You may only use your first name.
2. The comment form will ask for your email. Use ours: or
3. The comment form will ask for your website URL.

Thanks in advance for your great thoughts, your impressive writing, and your hard work, Dragons!

~ Mr. Moore and Ms. Vander Velde

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