By Richard Bammer
How early is too early to teach touch typing, known today as “keyboarding”?
For primary-grade teachers in most U.S. public schools, the question is moot, since Common Core State Standards — which take effect in the fall across California and in all but a handful of other states — require annual tests to be taken only on computers or other electronic devices.
Gone are the days of the sharpened No. 2 pencil and fill-in-the-bubble tests and, for the most part, so is the debate by worried parents and educators about the right age to start teaching a child to type.