Students use text messaging to understand poetry

Students in a New York state middle school who used cell phones and text messaging to learn about poetry outperformed their peers who learned through traditional methods. Students used the phones to text the main idea of poetry stanzas. Those who did got 80% of poetry questions correct on state exams, while those who were taught in a traditional method of using reading, reciting and discussing answered 40% of the questions correctly.

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