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No, I'm saying REALLY learn how to write. Pay attention. I never said teaching writing as an art form should be optional, did I?
Teaching writing as an art would move the subject from drudgery, where it used to be when it was the staple mode of communication, to an accomplishment that one wants to cultivate.
This may be too deep for some here to grasp, but the idea is that iPads for kids need not cripple their writing skills. In fact, apps can be conceived of that would teach writing better than the old pre-electronic methods. Writing IS an art form, always has been, but it's been treated as a joyless discipline. In the electronic age, it has to be taught in context if you want kids to be engaged.

So how would they learn how to write on a iPad? With their fingers? Or are you going to use the dirty S word stylus? I don't think Apple makes one, maybe because they didn't think it'd be a good device to write on. And enlighten me how would you make penmanship enjoyable?
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OT:  has Apple released the total number of iP5 preorders for the weekend?

They won't. It's all about the first weekend sales now.

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Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post

So how would they learn how to write on a iPad? With their fingers? Or are you going to use the dirty S word stylus? I don't think Apple makes one, maybe because they didn't think it'd be a good device to write on. And enlighten me how would you make penmanship enjoyable?

I'd start by dropping the word penmanship from the concept field, that's for sure. We're talking about the joy of writing. Using fingers, styluses, brushes, paper, calligraphy pens, typewriters, clay and cuneiform wedges, paint, etc. Teach the history of all writing as you teach how to write. No reason to exclude Chinese or other very different systems either.

Any more thoughts would need an NDA from you, the more I think about it. Actually, no more thoughts, NDA or not. I rest my case.
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