TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Teaching literacy with cell phones

Check out the brilliant ideas for enriching literacy instruction on the Smart Blog on Education. Each idea will help educators meet the diverse needs of the tech-loving learners in the classroom. The ideas are simple but ever so clever. For instance, the author of the post, Lisa Nielsen, suggests letting students write rough drafts using texting codes and symbols. This technique, she argues, will not only be appealing to students because of its novelty, but may actually help learners write faster and with more interest.

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