Isaiah Ramirez joined Alpha Omega Academy as a 3rd grade student in March of 2012. Since then, he has astonished teachers with his writing abilities. Isaiah not only does a fabulous job of avoiding spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors that are commonly seen in 3rd grade writing, but he also incorporates great detail and humor into his stories. [Read more…]
Today, the vocabulary of young students includes words like blog, hashtag, and QR code. Elementary students learn the fundamentals of typing in class and often know how to operate computers and tablets by the time they start school. Distance learners and traditionally schooled students alike are learning to connect with students across the globe via video chat systems. But how many of these tech-savvy students can read and write cursive?
Fewer than ever before, studies show. As technology continues to advance, the value placed on penmanship declines. Yet the handwritten word appears to play an important role in literacy.