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    • 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!
    • LOLOMGTTYLBRBBBLTTYS143<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