Re: Yay or Nay - OP

Subject: Re: Yay or Nay - OP
From: Phil Snow Leopard <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>
To: "techwrl (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2012 00:21:04 +0700

I'd imagine obesity is more to do with diet than spelling or even one's attitude toward spelling...

'gimme gimme gimme' generation? You need to know how to spell 'Angry birds' (not 'Angri birdz') if you want to search for and download it.

David Crystal has a very good book called 'Txtng: The Gr8 Db8' that seems germane to this discussion.

Amazon link:

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On 2 Feb 2012, at 00:02, DaLy wrote:

> Hi Guy,
> Just pointing out that spell check, per se matters not. Strange you were the only one who caught that fact.
> My main concern is the 'dumbing' down of our kids by a public school employees claiming they are overworked and underpaid. Not every student should finish public school in 12 years. Some require more time while others, less time.
> If, as others posted, spelling isn't necessary (due to advances in technology), then why teach it. The same should go for math (use calculators - quicker, accurate (with a working power source) and require less student and teacher effort) and/or reading (use audio books also requiring less student and teacher effort). From my observations (of K to 12 students,) we are creating an obese, lazy, gimme gimme gimme generation. And that my friends is sad, very sad.
> DaLy


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