Using the wonderful words of acclaimed writer, actor and allround know it all (I mean that in the best of ways) Stephen Fry created this kinetic typography animation.
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"What can possibly get kids excited to learn a dead language? This was the challenge for Latin teacher Kevin Ballestrini.
Ideally, he could take the entire class to Rome and walk them through the ruins, where they could practice speaking the language while learning the history. He found a way to do it — at least in the virtual world..."
I can haz language play: The Construction of Language and Identity
Lauren Gawne's 20 minute presentation
* why LOLspeak is "language play" and not some language mashup "kitty pidgin".
*emerged from community norms like second language
* Key concepts- memes L337 icanhascheezburger.com
* There is research on LOLspeak
* LOLcat Bible
"Texting in school is a very popular topic with people able to argue both sides. Some schools are teaching text speak or SMS in school. The students put together glossaries and compare their versions to the formal written language. Many might argue but listed below are ten reasons schools should teach text speak.