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Monday, November 2, 2009

Texting and Students..

From the Oct 29, 2009 issue of U.S. News & World Report...

Could Texting be Good for Students?

The author makes some interesting points. But then, one can argue on either side. I think texting and text-speak can be useful in many ways. I actually do like the "translation" assignment one teacher used to check for comprehension of a literary piece. A stroke of genius if you ask me.

But I'm remind of an email I received in response to a job posting that was all in text-speak. This was from an adult for whom texting hadn't been ingrained since he or she was 12 (like our digital natives today).

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