Bring Current Events into Your Typing Class

April 23rd, 2018 Mike Gecawich

A 2016 survey of global literacy quizzed 1,200 college students and recent graduates on their knowledge of geography, economics, and current events.

The shocking results showed that on average participants scored a 55%.

That would constitute failing in most any classroom!

While young adults are more connected than ever with the comings and goings of their peers via social media, they are less aware of what’s going on in the world around them.

As teachers, the more we can infuse our lessons with current events, the better we are preparing our students to become informed global citizens.

There are plenty of opportunities for teachers to work content from the news into typing practice.

For a fun idea, check out this week’s activity, Creative Manuscripting.

Students get to practice typing and document formatting, but they’ll be learning more about their world as well.

It’s a win-win!

classroom typing activity

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2 responses to “Bring Current Events into Your Typing Class”

  1. Fred Young says:

    You wrote: “A 2016 survey of global literacy quizzed 1,2000 college students and recent graduates on their knowledge of geography, economics, and current events.”
    Is that 1,200 or 12,000?

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