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anthropology, linguistics, old-time banjo, and anything else that crosses my path...
The question is...how was the student's answer?
It was so-so, but all he needed was to have been present and not dead. It was a "participation" grade.
It makes me want to cry a little only because I think there's something special about writing with our hands that just can't be duplicated in typing. Then again, it saves paper to email, and I'd love to be able to look over my class and see little iPads (or some such thing) on everyone's desks--very Star Trek.
Maybe some day, the desks will actually be iPads. I've actually always preferred typing to hand-writing, even in high school way back in the 60s.
Embace the future. In 5 years a pen and paper will be like an 8 track tape.
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