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Educational Technology and Cyberculture. Tecnologias na Educação e Cibercultura.
Curated by Luciana Viter
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JustPaste.it - Share Text & Images the Easy Way

Want to share text with your friends? Paste it below, and give them the link.


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Txtng is killing language. JK!!!

Txtng is killing language. JK!!! | Cibereducação | Scoop.it
Does texting mean the death of good writing skills? John McWhorter posits that there’s much more to texting -- linguistically, culturally -- than it seems, and it’s all good news.

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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, November 2, 2014 11:03 AM

2 November 2014

 

I'm so wanting to dump my own take on this article upon those reading these comments. And, knowing me, I probably will, at least to some extent before I hit the publish button.

 

Yet, at the same time, I'd love to resist that temptation in favor of making the following suggestion. 

 

VERSION 1

1. Gather the members of your staff in the same room to watch this video.

 

2. Let them know up front that it is only 13 minutes and 48 seconds long. You may know why this is important information to give up front.

 

3. Have everyone fold a sheet of paper in half "hot dog" not "hamburger." (can't help but wonder how many do and how many don't understand this step)

 

4. Ask that people watch without comment until the end of the video in order not to influence each other's initial reaction.

 

5. While watching suggest that people merely put a check mark on the left side of the paper crease whenever the speaker's comment is in alignment with their own thoughts and a check mark on the right side whenever the speaker's comment is not in alignment with their own thoughts. (It's not important to note the actual point the speaker made, but rather to quickly note a countable number of moments of alignment and non-alignment.)

 

6. At the end of the video have everyone tally the checks in each column. 

 

7. (This is a challenge) Say nothing and wait for a conversation to begin.

 

ALTERNATE VERSION

1. Read the directions for Version 1.

 

2. Watch the video at your convenience.

 

3. Imagine what the conversation might have been like had you pulled off the Version 1 process.

 

_________

I'll be darned! I did it! I think I managed to get to the end without dumping my own take on you.

 

 

Thanks to one of my dear former students, Rebecca Fortelka, who taught me a whole lot about powerful communication skills, for suggesting this video. 

 

 ~ www.GoogleLitTrips.org ~

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Sean Hutchinson's curator insight, November 6, 2014 4:31 AM

It's amazing how difficult putting pen to paper has become. Sometimes I think I need to go back to Kindergarden with my Niece to learn basic grammar and how to spell:). Scary and an eye opener for sure.

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New Study: Texting Isn't Murdering the English Language

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New Study: Texting Isn't Murdering the English Language
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It's something nerds, purists and writers (like yours truly) have been wringing their hands about for decades now: is technology eroding away the English language?

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Technology and the College Generation - skip the email!

Technology and the College Generation - skip the email! | Cibereducação | Scoop.it
Regarded as too slow, e-mail is barely a second thought for college students, who prefer texting. But that sets them up for trouble with their professors.

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When You Stop Texting and Start Talking, These 10 Things Will Happen

When You Stop Texting and Start Talking, These 10 Things Will Happen | Cibereducação | Scoop.it
When you stop texting and start talking, amazing things will happen.

 

Remember when people owned black and white TVs? Bought soda for a nickel? Went for Sunday drives? Who would have thought face-to-face conversations would one day share the label “old school”?

 

Here are 10 reasons you should keep practicing this largely abandoned art.


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Honda's New Anti-Texting And Driving PSA Will Break Your Heart

Honda's New Anti-Texting And Driving PSA Will Break Your Heart | Cibereducação | Scoop.it
Four out of five college students have texted while driving. This ad might make some of them reconsider.
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Technology and the College Generation | ICT & O...

Technology and the College Generation | ICT & O... | Cibereducação | Scoop.it
Regarded as too slow, e-mail is barely a second thought for college students, who prefer texting. But that sets them up for trouble with their professors.

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John McWhorter: Txtng is killing language. JK!!! | Video on TED.com

Does texting mean the death of good writing skills? John McWhorter posits that there’s much more to texting -- linguistically, culturally -- than it seems, and it’s all good news.
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