There is a huge debate about whether or not our students should be taught typing skills in school. The huge presence of cell phones and tablets makes some question whether traditional typing will remain relevant in the future. However, it is not likely typing will go away any time soon. Here are a few of the many reasons why students should continue to learn typing in school.
State tests are given on computer and require typing skills. Students who understand touch typing can more easily finish written responses in the time frame allotted.
Students, adults, and career professionals frequently communicate via text. In emails, letters, and written requests. Learning to type will help students with long-term communication skills.
Job applications are filled out primarily on computers these days. Learning to type will prepare students for understanding how to fill out a job application.
Typing is an expectation in many career fields that are lucrative and available in today’s world. In fact, in most instances, the ability to type is non-negotiable as a skill that is required for the job posting.
For all of these reasons, and many more, students should be well prepared in the field of typing.