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    Text messaging Text messaging Presentation Transcript

    • Text Messaging The Pros and Cons of texting
    • Let’s Play A Game!....
    • Decode these text message phrases... GO!
      • * btw
      • L8r
      • * fyi
      • asap
      • * ttyl
      • lol
      • * zzz
      • b4 gr8
    • The advantages of Text Messaging A positive light shed on the text message phenomenon
    • Text Messaging and Libraries
      • Condensed versions of classic literature made into texts
      • Information about the availability of requested library materials
      • Over-due book reminders through text messages
      • Ask a librarian a question through a text message
      • Market library services and events through text messages
    • and Text Messaging
      • Business Listings
      • Driving directions
      • Movie theatre locations and show times
      • Weather Conditions
      • Stock Quotes
      • Dictionary Definitions
      • Product Price Comparisons
      • Simple fact-based questions (source will be provided)
    • Two-way text messaging used with deaf students at the secondary level
      • Increase in independence of deaf adolescents
      • Text messaging reduces parents’ worry and anxiety about child’s safety and well-being
      • Increase in literacy skills
      • Increase in deaf students’ attendance of after school activities
      • Increase in teamwork and socializing skills
    • The Disadvantages of Text Messaging
    • CHEATING!!!
      • University students caught using text messages as a means of cheating on exams
      • 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)
    • Text Messaging and teenage sleeping habits
      • 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.
    • Text Messaging and its impact on driving performance
      • Text messaging is a driving distraction
      • Increase in accidents due to text messaging
      • Road safety concerns for all drivers
    • And to conclude…
      • Text messaging is a new, rapidly evolving form of communication
      • Text messaging is crossing into the realm of mainstream culture; becoming a very common practice