The way kids write today

Today the writing dynamic has changed significantly from what I once was. Writing now is done far less formally and when we communicate with written words, it tends to be more about what we say and less about how we say it. As technology becomes more innovative, schools have found ways to create programs for students to write via smart phones tablets and tables. The hope is that we can harness the technology we have available and use it to benefit our younger generation.

Image by:  flickr user flickeringbrad; Moving Beyond KWL Charts To Assess Prior-Knowledge

Image by: flickr user flickeringbrad; Moving Beyond KWL Charts To Assess Prior-Knowledge

Contrary to popular belief studies have found that frequent texting can actually be helpful in teaching children to write economically. Actually there have been studies done that reveal absolutely no connection between texting and bad spelling habits.

There is no doubt that we have lost something in the way we communicate with written words; what was once an art from is now always rushed and abbreviated. In spite of the obvious loss of art in writing, it could actually be true that the way we write today could be a benefit in some ways… What do you think?

References:

Article: http://www.surfnetkids.comLOL: Texting and Literacy in Today’s “Generation Text” – by Barbara J. Feldman (02/04/2010)

Article: http://www.emergingedtech.comThe Updated Classroom – Developing Student Writing Skills with Tablet and Smartphone Apps – by: Jessica Carol (03/03/2013)

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