This week I partnered with Julia Papic to explore the benefits of using texting in the classroom. While reading several articles about texting in the classroom, I found two articles that gave really great ideas on activities explicitly using text messaging and how they benefit student learning. The first article states that “text speak” can be used to enhance and build foundational reading skills such as syntax, word recognition, grammar, etc. The second article suggests that texting may help students to write more quickly and fluently. This is an interesting perspective that I had never thought about before but undeniably think it makes sense. These sites support the idea that there are numerous educational opportunities to use texting in the classroom that I will be sure to test.