Friday, June 26, 2009
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 May Be Taking a Toll
Brendan Smialowski for The New York Times
By KATIE HAFNER
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.
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