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How Do Tech Tools Affect the Way Students Write?

How Do Tech Tools Affect the Way Students Write?

| July 16, 2013 | 12 Comments

For many current middle and high school students, writing takes shape in all kinds of forms. They send texts, write on social media sites, update their own blogs, and of course, write for school assignments. This fluid use of writing for both personal and school work is being fueled by technology, and a Pew Research […]

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Can Texting Develop Other Writing Skills?

Can Texting Develop Other Writing Skills?

| August 15, 2012 | 28 Comments

Flickr: English106 As more schools begin allowing students to bring their own devices and actually use them in class, the debate around the value of “digital writing” — texting, taking notes on mobile devices, tweeting, etc. — is heating up. Some educators (and even a linguistic expert) believe kids who text are exercising a different, […]

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