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Top News – Blogging helps encourage teen writing

This article from eSchoolNews does a good job emphasizing some of the relevant lessons from a recent Pew report: For most media outlets that reported on an important new survey measuring the impact of technology on teens’ writing skills, the big news from the survey was that emoticons and text-messaging abbreviations are creeping into students’ formal writing assignments. :-( Buried beneath the alarm of writing “purists,” however, was a promising finding…