Since when is writing talking to your iPhone?
I see SO many great ways that this could be used in the classroom. There are many students, including myself as a student, who would benefit from writing our essays and other responses through “talking”. I can only imagine the benefits this could provide for students in regards to self-esteem, feelings about language arts, and their abilities to communicate their ideas. I understand that the skill of writing is important but with our world becoming so technologically advanced I believe this skill and opportunity should be available to our students. Then, we should let them make the decision about the ways in which they will communicate their ideas – students should have a decision in their education.
So next time I hear “big words” coming from my brother’s room I will not get as freaked out and instead appreciate the technological tools he has to learn with!