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Discussion on: Parents of DEV: How are you teaching your children about technology?

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Anna Buianova

I have a 5-year-old. Using touchscreen comes "naturally" by playing games or watching cartoons on Ipad, or using my phone.
But I hate when she tries to use a laptop screen as it is a touchscreen :D
I haven't taught using keyboard and mouse much yet though I should probably. She does some typing occasionally, which also helped a bit with learning letters and reading. And this game is fun and helps to learn how to use a mouse and understand a bit of English.

She also visits the robotics lessons where they build stuff with Lego education sets.

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Champi

This is interesting. Maybe new generations won't use the old fashioned keyboard/mouse prefirerals.

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orbatos

You want them to use a keyboard and mouse. While other input systems are being developed, the keyboard is by far the most necessary for work and interactive literacy. As much as you may be hearing otherwise, programming is usually done by keyboard and fancy forums of interaction are more tiring, less accurate and less efficient.

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Anna Buianova

Maybe, but not very soon I guess :)