Why the keyboard is mightier than the pen
I now teach ICT at KS3 and find it frustrating that the curriculum does not include touch-typing as a necessary skill.
I taught my own children to type when they were primary school-age and they have found it invaluable, particularly when typing up coursework. I have been considering teaching my Year 7 groups to type if my school is agreeable, but realistically it would be more beneficial to the pupils to learn the skill in primary school before bad habits using a keyboard have been adopted.
Amanda Vernon Lancashire