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Out of necessity, youngsters learn to type
Some of us remember well facing our first typing keyboards as high school sophomores. Not very long ago, those keyboards came attached to manual typewriters.
Not so for today's Cape Girardeau County students. Many of them outperform their parents in personal computing while still in elementary school. However, there's no need for them to hunt and peck on the family computer keyboard.
Jackson elementary schools have introduced AlphaSmart units to third-graders. The inexpensive electronic devices feature a computer-type keyboard and a tiny display screen so students can see what they're doing. The children love them and embrace their lessons.
And in Cape Girardeau's public schools, even kindergarten students are learning keyboarding in their schools' computer labs.
Parents can be proud of their tiny typists and know that the local school districts want to give their children every advantage.