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Implications for the Future, Social Media, OER, ICT Adaptation, Educational Technology.
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The two-minute content quiz: Great English exercise for class

The two-minute content quiz: Great English exercise for class | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
There are 15 major – and very common – word errors in the brief passage below. Can you identify them?  Most people cannot spot all 15 errors. The corrected version is included below thi…
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Stop teaching children how to spell because smartphones can do it for them, says academic in attack on traditional teaching

Stop teaching children how to spell because smartphones can do it for them, says academic in attack on traditional teaching | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Sugata Mitra, professor of educational technology at Newcastle University, said that good grammar was necessary 'maybe 100 years ago' but 'not right now'.
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I wonder if Mitra's comments were taken out of context . . .

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plerudulier's comment, August 5, 2013 12:14 PM
and who would write, hopefuly correctly, all those words in those smartphones I'm asking.
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Teaching spelling and grammar is still vital in a technology-driven classroom

Teaching spelling and grammar is still vital in a technology-driven classroom | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Students can't rely on auto correct and spell checker.
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13 Free iPad Spelling Apps to Easily Teach Kids to Spell Correctly

13 Free iPad Spelling Apps to Easily Teach Kids to Spell Correctly | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

"I don't know if you share the same view or not but many people say that using technology, word editors and other online writing platforms that provide automatic spelling correction weakens our spelling skills and increases the chances of making spelling mistakes once using a paper and pen more than ever before."

 

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