Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Teens' newest use for smartphones? Writing school papers on them. - The Boston Globe

The write stuff; for some options other than Office and Google Docs, see Now You Can Write the Great American Novel on the Subway (NYT)

"Today’s smartphones, after all, are bona fide supercomputers capable of everything from capturing high-def video to securing dinner reservations. A near lifetime of cellphone use, meanwhile, has left countless teens more proficient at typing on a roughly 2-inch-by-3-inch smartphone screen than a computer keyboard.

And with extracurricular activities gobbling up after-school hours, many students fit in homework where they can, making the cellphone — that portable hunk of super-charged wonder — the instrument upon which many an essay ends up composed.

For students, the appeal is obvious: Why chain yourself to a desk — or laptop, for that matter — when you don’t have to?"
Teens' newest use for smartphones? Writing school papers on them. - The Boston Globe
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