While America’s Teachers Blame Technology for Bad Spelling, eReflect Announces "Computers Can be the Cure"

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With teachers in the United States regularly going public about their frustration at technology’s impact on spelling, eReflect bucks the trend – announcing that computers may be just what kids need.

Textisms and slang among young people are more popular now than ever before. While many are blaming technology for lazy spelling and grammar, eReflect – a leading producer of self-improvement software – believes that computers may actually be the cure.

The company is making the claim after noticing the recent story of Ryann Barr, a teacher from Valley High School in Pittsburgh. After noticing her students’ poor spelling, Barr decided to hold a spelling bee to find out just how well her students measured up.

After drawing up a list of the ten most commonly misspelled words, Barr claimed that the use of computers made spelling the “least of their (students’) concerns.”

Marc Slater, Director of eReflect, believes quite the contrary:

“I can see why Barr drew the assumption. However, the fact that young people spend dozens of hours each week at the computer can also be a positive,” he explains.

Continuing, “We now have a responsibility to make the computer a tool that engages students in their learning; actively focusing their attention on improving spelling and driving home the importance of not being complacent just because you’re at a keyboard.”

Making their contribution to the future spelling success of American students, eReflect has recently launched their Ultimate Spelling software to the North American market.

“By consulting heavily with many education and child-development experts we have created a product that makes children actually want to learn how to spell. Therefore, we remain confident in our claim that the computer can be the cure for spelling woes,” Slater adds.

It would appear that there are plenty of opportunities for children to swap the shoot-em-up for the spell-it-up. In fact a 2010 study conducted by BusinessWeek magazine found that American children spend an average of 53 hours each week sat at a computer.

Slater urges parents to work with their children to dedicate just a small portion of that time to active-learning:

“Fifty three hours each week is a lot. If parents could work with their children to devote just five percent of that time, or just over two hours, each week to improving spelling – we’d see the mental abilities of American children soar.”

About eReflect

eReflect is a world leader in self-improvement software, with products currently being used by tens of thousands of people in over 110 countries.

When Ultimate Vocabulary was released in 2006, it quickly became the most sought after and awarded vocabulary software available. Since then eReflect has released a number of highly successful and popular products in the speed reading, spelling, and memory improvement markets.

eReflect prides itself on creating the best products available. Each eReflect product represents the painstaking work of top content experts, engineers, academic studies, and customer research. All products are backed with a famous 365 day no-questions-asked money-back guarantee.

More information can be found online at: http://www.ereflect.com

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