Text Messaging The  Pros  and  Cons  of texting
Let’s Play A Game!....
Decode these text message phrases... GO!   <ul><li>* btw </li></ul><ul><li>L8r </li></ul><ul><li>* fyi </li></ul><ul><li>a...
The advantages of Text Messaging A positive light shed on the text message phenomenon
Text Messaging and Libraries <ul><li>Condensed versions of classic literature made into texts </li></ul><ul><li>Informatio...
and Text Messaging <ul><li>Business Listings </li></ul><ul><li>Driving directions  </li></ul><ul><li>Movie theatre locatio...
Two-way text messaging used with deaf students at the secondary level <ul><li>Increase in independence of deaf adolescents...
The Disadvantages of Text Messaging
CHEATING!!! <ul><li>University students caught using text messages as a means of cheating on exams </li></ul><ul><li>Small...
Text Messaging and teenage sleeping habits <ul><li>Teens are text messaging one another throughout the course of the night...
Text Messaging and its impact on driving performance <ul><li>Text messaging is a driving distraction </li></ul><ul><li>Inc...
And to conclude… <ul><li>Text messaging is a new, rapidly evolving form of communication </li></ul><ul><li>Text messaging ...
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  1. 1. Text Messaging The Pros and Cons of texting
  2. 2. Let’s Play A Game!....
  3. 3. Decode these text message phrases... GO! <ul><li>* btw </li></ul><ul><li>L8r </li></ul><ul><li>* fyi </li></ul><ul><li>asap </li></ul><ul><li>* ttyl </li></ul><ul><li>lol </li></ul><ul><li>* zzz </li></ul><ul><li>b4 gr8 </li></ul>
  4. 4. The advantages of Text Messaging A positive light shed on the text message phenomenon
  5. 5. Text Messaging and Libraries <ul><li>Condensed versions of classic literature made into texts </li></ul><ul><li>Information about the availability of requested library materials </li></ul><ul><li>Over-due book reminders through text messages </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a librarian a question through a text message </li></ul><ul><li>Market library services and events through text messages </li></ul>
  6. 6. and Text Messaging <ul><li>Business Listings </li></ul><ul><li>Driving directions </li></ul><ul><li>Movie theatre locations and show times </li></ul><ul><li>Weather Conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Stock Quotes </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionary Definitions </li></ul><ul><li>Product Price Comparisons </li></ul><ul><li>Simple fact-based questions (source will be provided) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Two-way text messaging used with deaf students at the secondary level <ul><li>Increase in independence of deaf adolescents </li></ul><ul><li>Text messaging reduces parents’ worry and anxiety about child’s safety and well-being </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in literacy skills </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in deaf students’ attendance of after school activities </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in teamwork and socializing skills </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Disadvantages of Text Messaging
  9. 9. CHEATING!!! <ul><li>University students caught using text messages as a means of cheating on exams </li></ul><ul><li>Small cell phones make it easy to sneak one in during an exam and use it to retrieve answers from either friends or the internet (i.e. Google) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Text Messaging and teenage sleeping habits <ul><li>Teens are text messaging one another throughout the course of the night and not receiving an adequate amount of sleep..... making them tired during the day. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Text Messaging and its impact on driving performance <ul><li>Text messaging is a driving distraction </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in accidents due to text messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Road safety concerns for all drivers </li></ul>
  12. 12. And to conclude… <ul><li>Text messaging is a new, rapidly evolving form of communication </li></ul><ul><li>Text messaging is crossing into the realm of mainstream culture; becoming a very common practice </li></ul>
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