Friday, October 18, 2013
Elementary students learn keyboard typing ahead of time of new common core test
Elementary student learn keyboard typing ahead of time of new common core test
Category of issue: Education
Level of issue: Local
Article Concern: The new Common Core academic Standards are creating a new level of technology advance for children in grade school to learn how to operate a keyboard due to the new online testing.
How does this affect individuals/families?
One concern that can be impacted is families that are not technology influenced or have any education in computer skills. If these tests are to help children become more inclined into using computers to take test, there can be a barrier for the parents to agree to these changes.
I completely agree with Common Core Standards to use technology skills as a tool for education. Children are born in a technology age that is only going to grow. So these new changes are very beneficial, because everything now days are internet based. So children learning how to operate a keyboard will only allow them to advance their skills in the future as will technology.