So let’s examine classes that used to be offered in high school, but went the way of the dinosaur. One class that comes to mind is typing. It is perhaps the most useful class I ever took. Why? Because I type in my everyday life, whether at work or during leisure time. Don’t you?
The speed with which I type, thanks to that long ago class in high school, helps me complete my feedback within the five minutes I have between online classes I teach. In my daily research, I can easily find information because I type quickly and with minimal errors. Even communicating via e-mail is smoother because of this one class from so long ago.
I recognize there are online keyboarding lessons one can take, but they don’t compare to what we had back in the day. I feel bad for those that struggle to type with two fingers rather than both hands. Since we are so dependent on technology, they should offer that one class that improves overall efficiency when using said technology.
(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)