The Upside of Texting Spell better Success Read better Communicate Improve social skills Be concise
The idea of the text message came to be in the 1980s
Cell phone companies didn’t add texting until the 1990s
Originally there was a 20 character limit
Texting wasn’t popular due to the lack of way to price it.
Texting rose after the year 2000
In the United States and its territories alone there are:
302.9 million cell phone users
2.2 trillion spent talking annually
187.7 billion texts monthly
2.1 trillion texts annually
"Wireless Quick Facts." CTIA Advocacy. CTIA The Wireless Organization, 12 2010. Web. 3 May 2011. <http://www.ctia.org/advocacy/research/index.cfm/aid/10323>.
Why is texting good for homeschooling?
New and exciting way to learn
Improves social skills
Betters spelling abilities
Makes reading and writing less intimidating and more fun!
Texting has become a new way of communicating and educating.
Many people fear that textisms are ruining the English language and destroying teens’ sense of grammar, but that isn’t the case. Using textisms actually requires a better grasp of language. Get Kids Texting!
LOLOMGTTYLBRBBBLTTYS143<3 BFF 2MORO BTW CYA L8R IDK GR8 ILYJK NP ROFL THX XOXO TMI PPL Using abbreviations common in text messages improves spelling in students.
The students that use the most ‘textisms’ in their text messages are better readers. Vosloo, Steve. “The effects of texting on literacy: Modern scourge or opportunity? (2009) : 1-7
The Possibilities Are Endless
Additional Sources Crystal, David. Txtng: The Gr8 Db8. 1st. Oxford, NY: Oxford University Press, 2008. 1-231. Print. Plester, B., C. Wood, and V. Bell. "Txt msgn school literacy: does texting and knowledge of. text abbreviations adversely affect children’s literacy attainment?." (2008): 137- 144. Web. 10 Mar 2011