Who remembers good old typing class? Or keyboard class? Whatever it was called. It was how-to-use-a-keyboard-101. Honestly, when you get down to it in terms of the things I actually remember from middle school, typing class might just be THE single most applicable thing I ever learned. I mean ... you use it every single day!
|Who remembers these contraptions? No ... not the giant computer (though that is funny). But rather, the keyboard cover to keep you from looking down when you were typing. Apparently you can still buy them here.|
Kind of crazy to think that typing class was potentially the most relevant class from middle school. Yikes. I also learned how to make a clock in wood shop. And how to do some sort of math (I'm sure). Maybe some grammar. Honestly ... math and grammar and social studies all blur together. But I remember typing, and I remember it was middle school.
Today's education system is definitely changing. I know that many schools are getting rid of cursive and I say that sounds like a plan. Seriously never used it and never will. Seems WAY more important these days for kids to be able to properly type without pecking away with two fingers, key by key. Also, to learn how to properly PRINT so that their writing is recognizable. Let's tackle those two first, shall we.
P.S. I wrote this entire post with my fingers on the home keys, not looking down at my fingers once, and with minimal mistakes and deletions. Boom. Take that middle school.