Friday, May 27, 2011

Spellchecking Caution

Spellchecker functions on Word and other word processing programs can seem appealing for their ease of use, but their reliability as often been through into question by students and teachers who are afterward stuck reading and editing nonsense!

This video by famous spoken-word artist and poet Taylor Mali gives a great example of "The The Impotence of Proofreading."

1 comment:

  1. I had posted a comment here twice before, but it didn't get posted with my Google log-in... major bummer! I'm doing it with my URL now, which worked on another page.
    Great video, Sarah, and so funny! I will get the link to it and post it in my eCollege site for my undergraduate business course. This is just what my undergrads need to hear/see. I'm afraid, though, that the humor/truth would be lost on our ELs as the play on words is above their capabilities, even those of advanced learners.