Texting in the classroom is usually thought of as counterproductive, but the use of text messages as a teaching tool is gaining popularity in educational settings across the country. According to the College Students and Technology report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, in 2010, 82% of all adults and 96% of undergraduate students surveyed had the devices. Similarly, last year’s ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology found that “almost all students (93%) use text messaging as a communication tool.” ECAR also found that students’ smartphone use in academic settings includes texting other students about coursework (61%) and texting professors (19%).

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