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  • 1. Text Messaging The Pros and Cons of texting
  • 2. Let’s Play A Game!....
  • 3. Decode these text message phrases... GO!
    • * btw
    • L8r
    • * fyi
    • asap
    • * ttyl
    • lol
    • * zzz
    • b4 gr8
  • 4. The advantages of Text Messaging A positive light shed on the text message phenomenon
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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)
  • 7. 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
  • 8. The Disadvantages of Text Messaging
  • 9. 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)
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. 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
  • 12. 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