This past Saturday, in New York, a thirteen year old claimed the title of US Texting Champion and $25,000. Messages were viewed on an overhead screen, quickly texted and whomever reached the judge first with correct punctuation in message, won.
What a great library program idea (well, maybe not that much prize money!) and a good way to acknowledge teens literacy skills. Check out this book, Teens, Technology and Literacy; Or, Why Bad Grammar Isn’t Always Bad by Linda Braun for more on this topic.
Posted by Kelly Czarnecki