Presented by Christina Bretz, MS, OTR/L, Sr. Professional Learning Developer, Learning Without Tears; and Jennifer Ehehalt, Sr. Regional Manager, Common Sense Education
Interacting with technology is second nature to children these days. But, even though they are tech savvy, they might not have the keyboarding and digital citizenship skills to make them stronger and more adept learners. In a recent edWebinar, “Keys to Success for Digital Natives,” experts explained that digital natives still need to strengthen their technological know-how in this context, and offered strategies teachers can use to build these much-needed skills.
In this edWebinar, Wayne Lange, Technology Coordinator at Lucile Gregg Elementary School, Houston ISD in Texas, shares how he helps his students build the digital literacy skills they need for success by delivering foundational keyboarding instruction.
edWeb.net and Learning Without Tears have launched Crayons, Pencils, and Keyboards: Inspiring Learning in Your Elementary School Classroom, a free, professional learning community on edWeb. Through this online community, Learning Without Tears will bring together educators around the world and provide tips and tricks for making Pre-K-5 readiness, handwriting, and keyboarding fun and easy, and create confident communicators. Good handwriting is a crucial skill for student success. It develops the brain, enhancing neural activity and impacting the areas of the brain related to literacy. Students with good handwriting are also more likely to succeed in other subjects.