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The Upside of Texting<br />Spell better<br />Success<br />Read better<br />Communicate<br />Improve social skills<br />Be ...
<ul><li>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</li></li></ul><li>In the United States and its territories alone there are:<br /><ul><li>...
2.2 trillion spent talking annually
187.7 billion texts monthly
2.1 trillion texts annually</li></ul> <br />"Wireless Quick Facts." CTIA Advocacy. CTIA The Wireless Organization, 12 2010...
Why is texting good for homeschooling?<br /><ul><li>New and exciting way to learn
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  1. 1. The Upside of Texting<br />Spell better<br />Success<br />Read better<br />Communicate<br />Improve social skills<br />Be concise<br />
  2. 2. <ul><li>The idea of the text message came to be in the 1980s
  3. 3. Cell phone companies didn’t add texting until the 1990s
  4. 4. Originally there was a 20 character limit
  5. 5. Texting wasn’t popular due to the lack of way to price it.
  6. 6. Texting rose after the year 2000</li></li></ul><li>In the United States and its territories alone there are:<br /><ul><li>302.9 million cell phone users
  7. 7. 2.2 trillion spent talking annually
  8. 8. 187.7 billion texts monthly
  9. 9. 2.1 trillion texts annually</li></ul> <br />"Wireless Quick Facts." CTIA Advocacy. CTIA The Wireless Organization, 12 2010. Web. 3 <br /> May 2011. <http://www.ctia.org/advocacy/research/index.cfm/aid/10323>.<br />
  10. 10. Why is texting good for homeschooling?<br /><ul><li>New and exciting way to learn
  11. 11. Improves social skills
  12. 12. Betters spelling abilities
  13. 13. Makes reading and writing less intimidating and more fun!</li></li></ul><li>Texting has become a new way of communicating and educating.<br />
  14. 14. 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.<br />Get Kids Texting!<br />
  15. 15. LOLOMGTTYLBRBBBLTTYS143<3 BFF 2MORO BTW CYA L8R IDK GR8 ILYJK NP ROFL THX XOXO TMI PPL<br />Using abbreviations common in text messages improves spelling in students.<br />
  16. 16. The students that use<br /> the most ‘textisms’ in<br /> their text messages<br /> are better readers.<br />Vosloo, Steve. “The effects of texting on literacy: Modern scourge or opportunity? <br /> (2009) : 1-7<br />
  17. 17. The Possibilities Are Endless<br />
  18. 18. Additional Sources<br />Crystal, David. Txtng: The Gr8 Db8. 1st. Oxford, NY: Oxford University Press, 2008. <br /> 1-231. Print.<br />Plester, B., C. Wood, and V. Bell. "Txt msgn school literacy: does texting and knowledge of.<br /> text abbreviations adversely affect children’s literacy attainment?." (2008): 137-<br /> 144. Web. 10 Mar 2011<br />
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