Video Reflection: The Challenge of Spelling

I was reading an article in Wired Magazine about the concept of proper spelling, and how fluid (and not fixed) spelling of words can be as a culture undergoes shifts. This reminded me of our angst over how our students seem to have become worse spellers in this age of text messaging and shorthand writing. Or at least, that is our perception. Here, I ponder this place where the traditional ways of literacy bump up against the new, and wonder about the ramifications of a concept like standardized spelling.