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Calling All Parents and Educators of This Generation’s Digital Citizens

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Why Writing by Hand Could Make You Smarter

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In surprising studies, researchers find benefits to setting keyboards aside. (You probably never write in cursive anymore. Maybe you should.
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Bring back cursive writing

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The subject is print vs. cursive writing.

Print writing is an important tool in the classroom and most children are exposed to it in their everyday lives.

For young children, print writing connects what they already know about the written language to what they are learning. It can be said that young children are exposed to a variety of print in the home, such as the logos and other writing on cereal boxes, which a child can associate with breakfast.

Sometimes, children may not be able to decode the word, but they are able to use the symbolic clues to "read" the meaning associated through the use of colors and graphics, which can contain rich, conceptualized clues. This identification of environmental print writing can illustrate to children that print is functional and meaningful.

By the time children get to kindergarten, they would have adapted to the written language from their knowledge and experience with literacy in their everyday lives.

On the other end of the spectrum, cursive writing should be implemented back in all day care centers, schools, etc.

Teaching cursive writing is becoming more of an exception than the rule. Now, in the 21st century, many school administrators feel as though cursive writing should be replaced with students learning keyboard skills. However, cursive writing can help to develop motor skills because it involves using the muscles in the hand in a different way than print writing.


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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, May 15, 2014 12:30 PM

The subject is print vs. cursive writing.

Print writing is an important tool in the classroom and most children are exposed to it in their everyday lives.

For young children, print writing connects what they already know about the written language to what they are learning. It can be said that young children are exposed to a variety of print in the home, such as the logos and other writing on cereal boxes, which a child can associate with breakfast.

Sometimes, children may not be able to decode the word, but they are able to use the symbolic clues to "read" the meaning associated through the use of colors and graphics, which can contain rich, conceptualized clues. This identification of environmental print writing can illustrate to children that print is functional and meaningful.

By the time children get to kindergarten, they would have adapted to the written language from their knowledge and experience with literacy in their everyday lives.

On the other end of the spectrum, cursive writing should be implemented back in all day care centers, schools, etc.

Teaching cursive writing is becoming more of an exception than the rule. Now, in the 21st century, many school administrators feel as though cursive writing should be replaced with students learning keyboard skills. However, cursive writing can help to develop motor skills because it involves using the muscles in the hand in a different way than print writing.

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The Joys and Benefits of Cursive Writing

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As a writer and former English teacher I sensed this. But now, science agrees with me. Yes, it's official. The New York Times says we learn more and express ourselves better when we write long hand....
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Too Much Technology Is Bad for the Brain - Huffington Post (blog)

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Too Much Technology Is Bad for the Brain
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Therein Maria Konnikova made a strong case, supported by several research citations, that cursive writing should not become a relic of the past.
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Letter-join. Interactive cursive letters and joined-up handwriting

Letter-join. Interactive cursive letters and joined-up handwriting | cursive handwriting in america schools | Scoop.it
An on-line resource for teaching joined-up handwriting at home and at school with animations, printable worksheets and IWB facility. Printout sheets are in PDF format for real cursive handwriting practice.

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Should Schools Still Teach Cursive?

Should Schools Still Teach Cursive? | cursive handwriting in america schools | Scoop.it
The decline in teaching cursive handwriting, the rise of the keyboard, and the introduction of the Common Core State Standards that do not require children to know cursive all question its relevance.

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Schools saying goodbye to cursive writing

Schools saying goodbye to cursive writing | cursive handwriting in america schools | Scoop.it
The writing appears to be on the wall for cursive writing.

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