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What skills are lost as handwriting instruction fades?

Should students still learn cursive?
Should students still learn cursive?

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With our reliance on smart phones, tablets and laptops we've gained a lot of conveniences, but could it be that we're also loosing a key developmental tool?

That's what many researchers are beginning to believe, and there's growing evidence that there's a huge link between handwriting and they way we learn, not only as children, but as adults.

We talk about the disappearance of handwriting, and what we should do with Maria Konnikova, a contributing writer for The New Yorker online, who wrote about this topic recently in the New York Times.