Global News published an article--"Educators learning to evolve as technology, social media changes teaching"--that discusses a study regarding today's digital natives and how technology affects their writing. While digital tools encourage collaboration and creativity among students, they also provide writing shortcuts that make students lax in using correct grammar and punctuation.
The article stated, "The Pew Internet survey noted that English teachers are more likely to embrace online platforms and tools with their students over teachers in other subject areas including math and science."
As part of their writing instruction, should teachers include tech-speech due to its prevalence in today’s social media? Do digital tools make it easier or more difficult to teach writing? Please share your opinions.