[K12OSN] OT: Apple Imac lab

Ryan Collins mr.rcollins at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 15:09:13 UTC 2009

Rob Owens wrote:
> Rhetorical question:  why is the English Dept. teaching their students to rely on a grammar checker?

That was my question. I've showed them that the research shows that 
grammar checking isn't reliable and that it has a negative effect on 
their teaching, but to no avail.

They've been spoiled since the Mac version of Office has a decent 
grammar checker (35% accuracy) versus the Windows version of Office (0%, 
although Word 97 did do better at 24%):

BTW, here are my links about the subject:

Ryan Collins - Technology Coordinator - Kenton City Schools

Blog: http://ryancollins.org/wp/
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