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Text Messaging for Teachers: Turning a Distraction into a Learning Tool

Text Messaging for Teachers: Turning a Distraction into a Learning Tool

For most of us, the thought of cellphones in the classroom is one in which distraction reigns. Unfettered access to text messaging does not seem particularly well-suited to ensuing that kids get the education that they need. In fact, at first glance, it seems like it would encourage the opposite – endless text messaging, a lack of attention to subject matter, and the like. There’s no denying the fact that texting can be distracting, but there is also the fact that when used correctly, text messages can actually play an important role in educating our children. There are quite a few ways that texting can be worked into the classroom, to provide additional learning points.