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kqedscience:

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades"Does handwriting matter?
Not very much, according to many educators. The Common Core standards, which have been adopted in most states, call for teaching legible writing, but only in kindergarten and first grade. After that, the emphasis quickly shifts to proficiency on the keyboard.

But psychologists and neuroscientists say it is far too soon to declare handwriting a relic of the past. New evidence suggests that the links between handwriting and broader educational development run deep.”

This reminded us of an interesting show about handwriting on PRI’s To the Best of Our Knowledge.
Do you still write letters or longhand at all?

kqedscience:

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

"Does handwriting matter?

Not very much, according to many educators. The Common Core standards, which have been adopted in most states, call for teaching legible writing, but only in kindergarten and first grade. After that, the emphasis quickly shifts to proficiency on the keyboard.
But psychologists and neuroscientists say it is far too soon to declare handwriting a relic of the past. New evidence suggests that the links between handwriting and broader educational development run deep.”

This reminded us of an interesting show about handwriting on PRI’s To the Best of Our Knowledge.

Do you still write letters or longhand at all?

Why do some memories stick out more than others? And we’re not just talking about the dramatic wedding day-type of reminiscences - but rather, those ordinary moments that comprise an otherwise forgettable day. Totally burned in our memory. Was it something we ate that day? A particular sensory effect?

During an interview with UCSF neuroscientist Steve Finkbeiner at his office in the Gladstone Institutes, we asked him what his thoughts were on this matter.