My 9-year-old has been working hard on three school research projects due all within about two weeks of each other. For one step, he was supposed to take notes and then put them on note cards to organize the notes to write the paper.
And the whole time I’m think it’s called a computer. You can type in your notes and then cut and paste and reorganize them over and over again however your little heart pleases.
The kids are allowed to type. So instead of handwriting notes on the note cards based on his typed notes we printed the page and he cut and taped each “note” to the note cards.
So he has fulfilled the requirement but I don’t necessarily think he’s learned how to organize a paper through the note card method.
So what is happening at your school? Are they still organizing papers through note cards? Are they just letting kids “virtually” organize on the word processor? Should the note card step just be eliminated from the process kids are learning?