aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Texting in classrooms - most kids are doing it

An article in a recent Ad Age says, “Some 43% of the teens surveyed (637 in total) admitted to texting during class. Of those, 17% said they did so "constantly," and more than half fessed up to chatting with other students in the same classroom.”

The article also looked at cheating via cellphones, and teachers who are trying to integrate cellphone usage into their curriculum.

When I ran the numbers past a car full of teens yesterday, they actually thought they were low. They also said that since so many kids are carrying smart phones these days, cheating via looking up something on Google had skyrocketed.

My teen sends or receives 3,000 texts a month. She doesn’t think that’s a lot. And now that I have a phone with an actual keyboard, I can see why. A brief single conversation might take or more 10 texts.
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