Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Faux Technology

This week my students will be texting their sight words on iPhones.

They will be typing their sight words on iPads.

And they will organize playlists on their iPods in alphabetical order.


 Expensive?
Absolutely not. 

It's low-tech.
And faux-tech.

{Did I mention they're freebies?}

Impressive?
You bet! 

iPhones




Using washable overhead markers, students print sight words into the fields at the top of the 'phone', and then 'text' them.
 




iPods



I've written my students' names on small discs. Students select a disc and put it on their iPod.
Using washable overhead markers, students print the names on the playlist in alphabetical order.
This can also be done with sight words.
Sight word discs are included in the download.

iPads


Students print sight words on the screen {there's room for ten}.
Then they practise typing the words using the keyboard.

15 comments:

Tarra Mackelson said...

Ohhhhh Anita...So cool! My firsties would love this! I am so inspired to incorporate some 'technology' into our classroom!

Tarra
www.chalkboardchitchat.blogspot.com

Lori said...

These are terrific!
Lori
Conversations in Literacy

Traci said...

Thanks for the shout out! :D
Dragonflies in First

joabkonnoradysen said...

i want to get thesefor my first grader and my preschooler,how can i get them?

Anita said...

@joabkonnoradysen: Just click the links in the post and you can download them for free.
Anita

Tammy said...

These are great! I added a link to this post on my blog. Hope you don't mind the extra traffic!
Tammy
www.secondhelpingsforteachers.blogspot.com

Mrs. Lirette said...

I HAD to share this on my Facebook page! What fabulous ideas! :)

Mary
Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives

Sara S. said...

I use these in my classroom for spelling and my students LOVE them!! They think they are the coolest thing.

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade

Anonymous said...

I've tried clicking on the links and haven't been able to open up a document to print them out. What do I need to do?

Anita said...

You need to click on the links that tell where they are from: click on where it says 'Dragonflies in First', "Teacher Tipster', and 'Mrs. Gilchrist's Class'

Mrs Perea's Class said...

I love this! I'm your newest follower :o)

Kimberly Nacht said...

Love these! How do we get access to the free download?

"Mrs. Nacht's Kindergarten Korner"

Anita said...

@Kimberly: As mentioned above, you'll need to click on the links that tell where they are from: click on where it says 'Dragonflies in First', 'Teacher Tipster', and 'Mrs. Gilchrist's Class'

Co-Kindering said...

This is great! I love your blog. I am so glad that I found it. I am looking forward to following you. I would love for you to stop by my kindergarten blog sometime!

Laura Ado said...

I LOVE these! Thanks for sharing! I am happy to have found your blog via pinterest! Just gotta love pinterest!
I teach 1st grade but I think they will love this activity too!

Laura ~ First Grade Spies

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