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Current Event October 20, 2017

Debate: Does Technology Help or Hurt Writing Skills?

Middle and high school students can spend a lot of time on their phones. Teens use technology to communicate and share information and a new study by the Pew Research Center finds this is helping teens be more creative and collaborative. But many teachers say students are taking shortcuts to writing and finding it difficult to understand longer material. Listen to this story and then debate: Does technology help or hurt writing skills?

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AIR DATE: 07/16/2013