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From OMG to LOL, there’s no denying that texting has changed the way we communicate with each other. Look no further than the fact that you don’t need clarification of what OMG or LOL means as proof that our written communication is evolving.
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When you step into your school this fall, your eyes won't be playing tricks on you. Pretty much every student, starting at the age of about 12, has a mobile phone. About a third of those students have a smartphone. The 'Generation Text' is here and they expect you to keep up with them.
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Why are text messages limited to a certain number of characters? Who actually uses text messages the most? Has texting caused voice conversations to actually become more or less popular?
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If you're worried that your students or children are eroding their vocabulary due to texting, you may want to sit down.
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As technological penetration increases, cell phones are not the only things becoming smaller; cell phone users are younger, and teachers throughout the country are feeling the effects.
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When you hear the term 'texting' you probably cringe a bit. Or you think about texting while driving. Or maybe even how students will sneak texting in below their desks while a teacher isn't looking. That's not the case for 8th graders at Roosevelt Middle School in Bridgeport CT.
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Should phones be in the classroom? Will students use them appropriately? Would they text their teachers instead of raising their hands? All valid concerns covered in one funny comic.
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Do you enjoy a good pun? What about 60 rapid-fire puns? All done via text message? Hopefully you just answered by standing up and shouting 'I LOVE PUNS!' because this one's for you. Okay, time to sit down. I'll wait.
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In the time it takes to read this sentence, more than a million texts are sent around the planet. Texting is incredibly popular and powerful. Find out more in this incredible infographic.
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Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Justin Long (well known for his 'Get A Mac' ads) demonstrated just how terrible some students are at spelling, grammar, and just making sense while texting. He called up his jailbroken...
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The title of the post is not a mistake. According to this sign (below), if you want to meet Jesus, just keep on texting while driving. Truly a classic. [caption id="attachment_3220" align="aligncenter" width="599" cap...
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If you're a higher ed administrator, teacher, or even student organizer then there's something you should know. If you plan on reaching students and getting your message across then you may want to try texting and not...
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Who said texting during class is a bad thing? One Texas teacher is actually encouraging her students to text her the answers to her questions. In fact, she's having them do that instead of having them raise their hand...
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Smartphones have become the latest and greatest accessory for high school and college students. They have also become the latest and greatest nuisance in the classroom. Students are constantly using their phones to te...