Hi,Yes. Learning to type in spare time and downtime can greatly help students in this ever growing technological world. In order to showcase the importance of touch typing, Typesy has created a blog that highlights the benefits a student can achieve when they continue improving their typing skills (speed and accuracy). We encourage you to check it out!
How Typesy Helps Schools In Teaching Keyboarding Skills
Community Associate at Typesy
Absolutely! As presented in key national standards, keyboarding is deemed an essential skill. In an ever-changing world, we are relying more and more heavily on technology. Preparing your students now will only help them in the future. Many states have converted from paper- to computer-based tests, meaning students must have a solid foundation of keyboard learning in order for test scores not to skew. As the world continues to rely more heavily on technology, the ability to type has become a necessary skill for any and all entering the 21st-century workforce.
Between texting and posting, young people today are more familiar with keyboarding than any generation prior. With the ubiquity of personal devices, many students are more than proficient when it comes to typing with their thumbs. This is why it is perhaps more important than ever to ensure our students are developing the correct typing skills. The longer a student goes without formal keyboarding training, the longer they have to build bad habits.
Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)