21+ Fun Creative Writing Starters for Summer

As teachers, how can we foster creative thinking in our classrooms? One of the easiest ways is through creative writing. And coincidentally, there is a direct connection that can be made between creative writing and mastering typing.

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At What Age Are Kids Developmentally Ready for Typing?

Up to a certain age, children’s brains are like sponges.

Studies show that children have a much easier time learning a second language if they start before their third birthday.

This early start will help them reach better levels of fluency and retention than if they start later in life.

Additionally, some studies even indicate that learning multiple languages at a young age can lead to cognitive benefits in critical thinking and creativity.

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Will We Need Typing in 50 Years?

There’s no doubt that voice to text technology is cool and is very useful in certain specific situations.

That said, we’ve likely got a long ways to go before this technology is ready to replace typing.

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What is a good typing speed?

It’s 9pm and you have a 1,500 word paper to write. Due first thing in the morning. If you type 50 words-per-minute (WPM) you could be done in just half an hour.

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What is ‘Words Per Minute’?

Ask anyone how fast they type and they’ll proudly tell you their words per minute (WPM), but ask even your speediest friends how WPM is calculated and you’ll likely get a lot of “um”, “hmm”, “uhh…” responses. Today, we’re going to fix that!

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