Studies in recent years have shown the effect that social media has had on various aspects of our lives. Last summer, we told you how social media is essentially rewiring our brains
So, clearly, the effect has not always been positive, but here’s a bit of encouraging news.
Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project and the National Writing Project have released the results of a study that shows 78 percent of high school teachers agree that digital technologies "encourage student creativity and personal expression."
Half the teachers surveyed say the Internet and digital tools are making it easier for them to teach writing; only 18 percent say they make their efforts harder. The vast majority—94 percent—encourage their students to handwrite their work.
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It’s not all good news, though. Students are still substituting “ur” for “your” and “u” for “you”—even in the classroom. Forty percent of teachers say technology is increasing students’ likelihood of using incorrect spelling or poor grammar.
For more on this story, including some teacher perspective on the subject, check out this report on ABCNews.com