Tuesday, November 3, 2009


In the article “The Pen may be mightier than the keyboard,” by Joel Shawrz tells of a study comparing the effectiveness of the pen and the keyboard, this is important because the world is making a switch from pen to keyboard. The article states that the mind learns letters better by creating the letter instead of pushing a button with the letter on it. With the recent worldwide transition to the keyboard this could be bad news for learning students. Whatever ends up happening it is important for young students to learn the letters by writing them before they start typing them.

1 comment:

  1. I think your last sentence is right. All children should start out with a pen and paper in order to learn their alphabet, which will make the transition to the keyboard easier. As students age, what do you think would be better to use? The keyboard may be a quick and easy way to type out a report; however, writing with a pen and paper may produce more focused work. Which would you rather do?