Is Facebook improving student writing?

The Atlantic
Facebook Has Transformed My Students' Writing—for the Better

Facebook and social media might be contributing to making complete sentences "an increasingly endangered species," one teacher argues on But these digital tools are IMPROVING their writing at the same time, he says.

"While Facebook and Twitter have eroded writing conventions among my students, they have not killed the most important ingredients in personal writing: self-reflection and emotional honesty," Andrew Simmons writes.

Click on through to read why he thinks it has an especially powerful effect on boys.

How do you see Facebook affecting your students' writing?