Thursday, December 3, 2009

Better writing with technology



A new BBC survey shows that children that read and use blogs and other social media tend to write better.

It seems that they essential writing skills get better as they are more exposed to forms of language and get involved at the same time.

According to Jonathan Douglas, of the British National Literacy Trust, the more forms of communication helps students learn the difference between different types of writing and knowing when to use "yours sincerely" instead of "love and kisses" for example.

The results are striking given that most people believe that social media doesn't help students write at all, making them actually lose interest in writing as a whole.

This goes to show how important it is to consider how technology can and should be used in education and learning.

For the full article click here.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think the exact opposite will happen. They might write more but not write well.

Anonymous said...

Seeing they write more, this will affect their speaking negatively.