Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Oh the Worries About Texting!!

Many of us cringe when we watch our students text or see what they are texting!  However in this article, some researchers say texting may help students express themselves!  Is this the 21st century's answer to writing fluency?  Read the article and let us know what you think!

Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.

Texting may help students improve informal writing skills
Despite a myriad of concerns about the increasing use of text messaging by teens, some teachers and researchers say texting does not interfere with students' ability to use language properly and may in fact help students better express themselves through informal writing. "Writing is good. Writing is expressing thoughts. Expressing thoughts is good. We just don't like their modality," says Larry Rosen, a researcher and author of a book on the issue. The Charlotte Observer (N.C.) (10/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

1 comment:

Mrs. DeRaps said...

Thank goodness my students had their cell phones today when my camera battery died! One student took an awesome photo of the activity we were engaged in--you can see it on my classroom blog! There IS a place for cell phones in education!