Friday, June 26, 2009

To Twitter or not to Twitter?

Professor: Twitter teaches students to write concisely
One educator says that using Twitter in the classroom teaches students to write concisely, using only 140 characters, and also allows students to collaborate and share resources. However, even as more educators use Twitter, others worry about privacy, say the Web site actually harms learning and see no valuable use for the technology in academia. The Washington Post (6/26)
Taken from ASCD SMART Brief. For the complete article see: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/25/AR2009062504027.html
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Texting - What do you think? Comment on the links below:)

Texting May Be Taking a Toll

Brendan Smialowski for The New York Times

THUMB PLAY Annie Wagner, 15, a texting freshman honor student in Bethesda, Md.





Published: May 25, 2009

They do it late at night when their parents are asleep. They do it in restaurants and while crossing busy streets. They do it in the classroom with their hands behind their back. They do it so much their thumbs hurt.

To Tweet or Not to Tweet

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