Sunday, 25 February 2007

Language and ICT- AS level

The textbook for this module - written by the chief examiner, Tim Shortis, has online support at:
http://www.netting-it.com/

Check it out and see what you think.

In particular, my AS level English Language class should make sure they've looked at 'U11 Texting IT' as their homework for this week (Tues 27th Feb). Post a comment to this blog entry to show you've done your homework and thought about it!

16 comments:

Amy Hall said...

I have read the stuff and thought about it, yey!!

Amy Hall said...

I have read the stuff and thought about it. yey!

Becki said...

I've read the information - very exciting! Didn't think 10-11 year olds would be the biggest text message users.

becca said...

It just made me make an account, grrrr.

I have read the article and have two questions.

Does anyone else disagree with this?

'Voice pitch/tone is no longer an issue, making txting a favoured option especially among the tired and emotional.' hahaha

And also, does anyone else call it a 'txt sesh'?

This article made me laugh.

Tessa said...

i read it, and agree with becca - i have never ever used the phrase 'text sesh'! i also question whether texting would ever b used instead of sending paper aeroplanes? anyway, good homework i say.

grace said...

yep am slightly annoyed at spending ten minutes choosing a layout for my blog account?? haha im tired and emotional and in the mood for a text sesh. :)

lucy said...

ive read it. not impressed with having to make an account!

Hetta said...

haha i now have a google account my life is complete! 'the virtual paper - aeroplane message is far harder for teachers to track than the real thing.' i have never ever txted anyone in the same class as me!!! however i do say 'text sesh' every day of my life.

Hannah (www.freewebs.com/ethelanddoreen) said...

Year 12s are so whiny!! Think yourselves lucky that you have English help...Mrs Ryan's language and technology lessons were like some sort of linguistic Auschwitz. Scary.
Tsk...don't know you're born.

P.S Stop complaning, setting up a Google account is good revision of the language used in IT. We didn't even know Google accounts existed when we were your age.

Miss Elliott said...

I like Hannah. I should get her to come in and be a teaching assistant constantly reminding the Year 12 how easy they have it. :)

WATSON said...

i read a bit of it.
im happy that i have done this and no longer look like a slacker.
Becks, i am constantly tired and emotional (arent all 17 year olds?)(that was sarcastic by the way) and i find texting favourable but only in specific circumstances..such as communication with ones father. id much rather text him than speak to him for a long and drawn out hour on the telephone. that way i can make myself sound interested and my voice pitch tone wont be concieved as sounding bored or annoyed in any way..i can pretend that he is interesting when actually he isnt. anyone agree?

sarah said...

well....i am told i am part of the "expert" generation, but i am glad to say i never sent a "sex msg", not like that anyway. ha! yes watson im tired and emotional too, but i think you can sometimes tell through txt anyway if you know the person well enough, just by what they say. its easierto sound emotional or whatever over a txt than to have to talk to someone in real life, so it works both ways.

Miss Elliott said...

you lot do know that 'tired and emotional' is a parliamentary euphemism for drunk, don't you?

Collette said...

I have read it and thought about it, though a little bit rebelliously later that everyone else. I personally find that that "virtual paper-aeroplane" is easily spotted by teachers, but I suppose that I am hardly the most discreet of critters. I have never used the expression "txt sesh" and I probably never will again... Also, the limit of 160 characters does not provide humour; it results in confusion, as vital spaces, vowels and punctuation have to be deleted for you to get your point across. I think I'm getting a bit bitter now. However, I do like my Google account.

Hannah (www.freewebs.com/ethelanddoreen) said...

After careful observations around places like Rooder, Strata and Wetherspoons...
Yes, they probably do!

Hetta said...

was I supposed to look at another section for homework? cos iv forgotten what :$ also i forgot my password so I've made a new account!