Texting improves children’s spelling skills, some experts say
| Feb 01, 2011
The use of “textisms” can improve literacy among pupils by giving them extra exposure to word composition outside the school day, some experts say. Critics have suggested that text messaging can blur the boundaries between colloquialisms and standard English, with some teachers claiming that slang is now creeping into children’s school work.
But academics from Coventry University said there was “no evidence” that access to mobile phones harmed children’s literacy skills and could even have a positive impact on spelling. To learn more, read the full article by Graeme Paton in the Education section of The Telegraph online.