11/18/2013 05:52 pm ET Updated Nov 18, 2013

Facebook Has Transformed My Students' Writing -- For The Better

by Dina Marie via Getty Images

The Internet has ruined high-school writing. Write the line on the board five hundred times like Bart Simpson. Remember and internalize it. Intone it in an Andy Rooney-esque grumble.

I've heard the line repeated by dozens of educators and laypeople. I've even said it myself.

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