Students are increasingly lacking adequate formal writing skills and are not workplace or college ready. Why? One reason: Texting and tweeting have dumbed down English grammer to abbreviations that are not acceptable to real-world writing standards. The question is, "How can teachers help in schools, and this includes Title I teachers who attempt to improve language arts skills aligned to common core standards."
Have you seen the decline due to technology use? Many of our students lack these skills anyway, but are they due to technology or from inadequate instruction and practice?
Texting, Tweeting, and Terrible Grammar in K-12 Schools. Matthew Lynch. 8.6.13. Education Week - Education Futures, Emerging Trends and Technologies in K-12.