Programmed Shorthand Laboratory for Skill Development

Here’s another interesting find:  The Programmed Shorthand Laboratory for Skill Development from Ohio in 1965.  I’ve always been curious about these shorthand laboratories, and now here’s an entire document about them.  This is available on Internet Archive.  I posted a few photos a while back of shorthand laboratories from by-gone days here.

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Teaching and Learning Shorthand: Past Practices

I have been recently reading Lesley Cowan’s biography of John Robert Gregg and I have been finding it quite interesting.  One of the things that it has sparked an interest in, is the teaching methods for Gregg shorthand, when it was still being taught in schools and colleges. What I am not sure about is…

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Notehand Bingo fun

My kids are finally far enough along in the Notehand textbook that they can play the Notehand Bingo game I created for them last year.  Anyway, I had a little fun today making a box for all the bingo supplies.  Just thought I’d share.    

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Boogie Board 9.7 Sync eWriter for Shorthand

I thought I’d briefly share a fun gadget that can be used for shorthand note-taking.  It’s the Boogie Board 9.7 Sync eWriter.  You can think of it as a paperless digital notebook.  Its screen and stylus were designed to have more of the feel of pen and paper, so it’s less slippery than writing on…

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Notehand Bingo

I’ve created Notehand Bingo for my two Notehand scholars. Attached is a .pdf file which contains two different Notehand Bingo games with which to practice your Notehand skills: (1) “Brief Forms” and (2) “100 Frequently Used Words.”  Included in this file:     ∙    10 Notehand “Brief Form” Bingo Cards         ∙    1 blank Notehand…

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A Notehand Study from 1969

Interlibrary loan came through for me once again.  I was able to check out this master’s thesis from the University of North Dakota for a Gregg Notehand study which was conducted by Sister M. Anthony Naes: A follow-up of the 1962-65 notehand students of Bishop Dubourg High School, St. Louis, Missouri, to identify the effectiveness…

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