Apathy Jack writes:
So, I was going to do a post about that whole students-allowed-to-write-in-text-in-exams business. I had what I thought would be a fun little hook into it: I was going to dissect one of my student's texts to a friend. However, it looks like it wasn't really A Thing(tm) - just a bit of newspaper-selling sensasionalism.
Of course, I've been looking at my phone in preparation for the thing I was going to write, and I feel like putting up the conversation which the above mentioned text was part of. I've been telling people what teaching is like recently, and been getting too many skeptical looks. Hopefully, this will help them believe me.
I had pulled my little Karen out of classes to get an important assessment finished. She left at interval, not to get a snack and come back in twenty minutes, but to go around to her friend's house. Sadly, she texted the arrangements to her friend from my phone, assuming I wouldn't notice...
Hae gina tz karen me txtn ov mrs fone wat u guys up tew? I gt lyk 5 buks so we cn go halfs n a eat or a pack?
Haha we juz watchn h0me an awae.. Yea c0me 0va an ummm d0nt brng anyWun plz.. An ye wel gEta eAt 0a waheva c u
Sweet me jus wana smoke lol kays il cum afta 3rd period kays dnt txt me bk ur jus waste ur crdt sayn ok lols. I txt u wn i leaf xoxo
We was g0nna g0 bk t0 sk0ol at 4th?
For 4th period? Or 4 lunch?
Awww ok me gt t wel il cum at ntavel dn kays dn cum bk at 4th r u wf cadz an nat
Just cadz hEA.. Me an heR dat it.. Bt yEp kewLies iL c u
Sweet b dea n ten
Gina, if Karen isn't in my room working in 5 minutes, I'm holding you responsible, and your life is forfeit.
Y0u can kill me t0m0r0w.. Shes helpiNg me 0ut with my sad arsE pr0blEms but she will bE there t0m0r0w and all hEr w0rk wil get finishEd i pr0misE
Like you were helping her with my work in the library a few days ago?
Exaktly like that harhar n0 i mean it this timE! Im s0rRy sir
Remember, I know when you lie - like now for example. I can't drag you back by your hair, but I will destroy your entire world if Karen doesn't get my work done tomorrow.
U cant destroy my world any worse than it is now
You'd be surprised. Just make sure you're both here tomorrow.
Yup ok wil do please dont tel the dean
I won't. So long as you deliver Karen to me tomorrow...
Ok wil do karen will c u afta school briefly