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Texting increasing literacy

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"The word Literacy will always evolve with the times, no longer does it mean just being able to read and write"
Texting Improves Literacy
Texting allows a more creative approach to education.
Digital immigrants, who are the educators are the ones holding back Literacy and not taking advantage of engagingwith students in new forms of communication and language.
Foundation
"Texting has created a new branch of English, that would include commmon abbreviations already used "
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"Abbreviations have long been integrated into the English language", why is Textism getting a bad wrap?
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AIL has piloted a project using cell phones and texting in conjunction with it's literacy program to accelerate the learning of 60 illiterate young Afghan women. The students in the pilot classes were able to complete 3 levels of literacy classes in 5 months, a feat which normally takes 18 months.
Literacy does not only mean being comfortable with reading and writing, but also the knowledge and understanding of technology and when to use the correct usage of language in the right settings composing with a variety of media; it also means understanding how to use different facets of language in each situation.
This group contends that texting even provides an opportunity for teachers to teach about how language has evolved from Shakespearean English to Internet English.
Power and Power (2004) also observed that even deaf people are able to communicate with each other better through SMS.
Even the president is including SMS in his speeches. Why are teachers so against SMS?
"Afghan Institute of Learning institued a way of learning through texting to get the students excited and engaged in learning to read and write with at a quicker pace"

Texting has allowed for all people to engage with one another whether they are half-way across the world, deaf, or across the street.
Students get excited about technology, why not use that to our advantage in the classroom?
Texting gives students a chance to increase their use of writing, reading, and ability to reach out to a teacher. Fellow students are able to access information more quickly.
Overall, the results revealed that students receiving short mini-lessons on their mobile phones via SMS were more enthusiastic and learned more than their counterparts on paper or contextual groups. - Jason Rhode, Ph.D.
"Texting allows for a teacher to engage in discussions about how the English Language has changed and how it may change even more in the future."
"Textism is not as easy as one thinks, the basic knowledge of spelling and how the sounds can be used creatively to encourage reading and writing and have a positive impact on students.
"Software like word prediction can benefit the students from making mistakes and progressing faster in Literacy."
With billions of emails and texts sent out everday, the evidence of how Technology has changed the meaning of literacy through every aspect of life; business, commerce is never emore apparent. Why not encourage that early in a child's life?
Learning slang or a new langauge only benefits the growing minds of todays youth, Text messaging is just another expression of the English Language.
"Citation and References "
Not only are they able to communicate better with one another, it also opens up commnication with the rest of society and even connects them globally to other people with the same handicap who often times seem segregated from the rest of society.
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Text Messaging: Basically Addictive or Essentially Additive?
http://www.decodedscience.com/text-messaging-basically-addictive-or-essentially-additive/7597
Can Texting Help With Spelling?
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/can-texting-help-spelling
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Leveraging Technology to Improve Literacy
http://www.ascd.org/publications/newsletters/education-update/oct08/vol50/num10/Leveraging-Technology-to-Improve-Literacy.aspx
Using Technology To Increase Literacy Skills
http://ttac.odu.edu/articles/litcy.html
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The Rise of Texts | Fresh Ink: Essays From Boston College's First-Year Writing
https://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/freshink/article/view/1200/1660
Texting improves children's spelling and grammar - Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/10895575/Texting-improves-childrens-spelling-and-grammar.html
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Using Texting to Increase Literacy in Afghanistan
http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/using-texting-to-increase-literacy-in-afghanistan/
Teens, texting, communication and literacy
http://www.parentinginthedigitalage.com/2011/05/teens-texting-communication-and-literacy/
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Texting & Its Positive Impact on Teens
http://everydaylife.globalpost.com/texting-its-positive-impact-teens-6902.html
Text Messaging and Video Relay: Innovative Communication Options
http://www.tcnj.edu/~technj/2008/TECH%20NJ%202009/TechnologyfortheDeaf.htm
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An Investigation of Two-Way Text Messaging Use With Deaf Students at the Secondary Level
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/content/11/1/120.short
Text Messaging and Video Relay: Innovative Communication Options
http://www.tcnj.edu/~technj/2008/TECH%20NJ%202009/TechnologyfortheDeaf.htm
Slide 8:
Video clip from President Obama speech "Taking Africa's Quesions"
https://assethub.fso.fullsail.edu/assethub/obama_Sequence_37737731-f574-47b8-9046-ed96f6dedbcc.mp4
Video clip edited by Eric Dean for presentation
Slide 9:
Using Texting to Increase Literacy in Afghanistan
http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/using-texting-to-increase-literacy-in-afghanistan/
Images courtesy of www.globalgiving.org
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Texting improves children's spelling and grammar
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/10895575/Texting-improves-childrens-spelling-and-grammar.html
Image courtesy of Liberty Science Center
Slide 11:
The Rise of Texts | Fresh Ink: Essays From Boston College's First-Year Writing Seminar
https://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/freshink/article/view/1200/1660
Slide 12:
Can Texting Help With Spelling?
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/can-texting-help-spelling
Texting improves children's spelling and grammar
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/10895575/Texting-improves-childrens-spelling-and-grammar.html
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Articles on Texting in Teaching
http://www.jasonrhode.com/smsarticles
Slide 14:
Leveraging Technology to Improve Literacy
http://www.ascd.org/publications/newsletters/education-update/oct08/vol50/num10/Leveraging-Technology-to-Improve-Literacy.aspx
Statistics
"83% use their phones to take pictures (Project Tomorrow, 2011)
Shocker – 21% of children k-2 have access to cell phones! they can barely read and write at those ages, are they typing texts with their thumbs?! (Project Tomorrow, 2011)
Plester and colleagues (2008) found that texting does not seem to be associated with negative literacy outcomes for children of 11-12.
In another study, Plester and collegues (2009) found a correlation between children 10-12 who used “textisms” (words that are abbreviated in texts) and reading ability and it was positive.." (http://www.parentinginthedigitalage.com/2011/05/teens-texting-communication-and-literacy/)
"Only 12.6% of Afghan women over the age of 15 are literate, and only 23.5% of the total population over the age of 15 is." (http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/using-texting-to-increase-literacy-in-afghanistan/)
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