Monday, September 27, 2010

When I Was Young..We Used Pencils

In the majority of the 6 classes I'm taking, at least more than 1/4 of students are using their laptops.
Instead of that whole pencil and paper deal that myself and certain select others use.
All of my professors put the lecture online through our school account.
The lecture their giving in class, you could stay home and read yourself, on your own computer, in your bed, why go to class. Just saying.
I think it was 1st or 2nd grade...
I thought the world was going to end if I didn't learn cursive.
The pressure was on.
I just knew I would get held back, and I wouldn't ever be as successful as someone who had already mastered how to write perfectly in cursive.
Also, no cursive=no friends.
Now, my handwriting isn't the prettiest, my cursive is decent.
But please ask me about the last time I used my cursive skills.
Doodling and signing your name doesn't count.
How is it in school now days?
Do they still make sure the kids are excelling in their cursive skills first and foremost?
Or are things like science and reading more important.
What if in 10 years iPads are being used by each student in a classroom.
No need to learn how to write when we can type ;)
"Mom I don't need paper I need a computer."
Wooden pencils used to be so great!
Neon, metallic, glitter pencils.
Eraser tops.
Lisa Frank.
I loved all the pencils in my toolbox.
But now I've moved on to mechanical and couldn't even tell you the last time I sharpened a #2.


Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

It's so funny how times have changed!! I still don't own a lap top, however if I was in college I think that I would have one no questions asked. I can type faster than I can write... my handwriting is SO horrible now. I hope that cursive is still important.

Michelle@DomesticationoftheSingleGirl said...

I love me some Lisa Frank.

I type like 90 words per minute...I can't even write a full page without getting a cramp in the side of my hand!

I had so much trouble learning the cursive S. : /