Here’s a Sad Stat – Teenagers Can’t Read or Write Cursive [VIDEO]
Remember those cursive writing charts that lined the wall of just about every schoolroom? Well, not only are those charts gone, but reading and writing cursive is rapidly becoming a lost art.
A recent study found that very few students can even sign their names in cursive. This is not a condemnation of schools or students; I look at it as more a "sign of the times." Still, it makes one wonder about the far reaching implications of how technology will continue to change everyday life and learning.
Here are some students talking about cursive writing.
Think, for a moment, about how far technology has come in the past decade. I'm not talking about the "gadgets" we have now that were once the bailiwick of science fiction. think instead of how those "gadgets" have changed various aspects of our lives.
For example; when was the last time you received a letter from anyone? I don't know about you, but for me, it's been a good 10 years. Look at how many new words there are today. Not just new words but old words that now have new meanings.
Apple, Blackberry, Text, Outlook, Stream, Link..and a million more
Couple that with the fact that none of us actually write as much as we once did and voila!
Okay, so watch the video: