Texting to Learn!

Hi friends!

Are you gathering lots of great ideas for next school year? Here’s one I want to try…
The website is ifaketext.com. Your students can create a text message conversation, between two characters in a book, for example, or people from history.
I created the dialogue above based on the fun  book I just read, The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy. If I were doing this as a project with students, I think I would even allow them to use text spelling and abbreviations. 
I saved the graphic as a screenshot, but the site also creates a hyperlink (if you want to post this student work on your class webpage or blog), or you can print the graphic. You don’t have to create an account, either!
I like this easy-to-use technology tool, and I think my students will, too! I will also use this opportunity to talk about how ALL texts can be saved and printed…so be careful, little fingers, what you type!
How would YOU use ifaketext with YOUR students?
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    1. Hi Cari~
      I am HUGE fan of your ideas & have used many of them.
      I had trouble with this fake text…. Do you remember how you got the two names to come up?
      I typed a conversation and when it created, it was only from one person?
      I would love to put this to use in the fall.

      1. Mary-Kate,
        Here’s how it works. The “name” you enter at first is the name that appears at the top of the phone. You type the conversation between the two people, as formatted in the example. For example, you could type this.
        Student: How many books can I check out?
        Librarian: 3
        Student: Awesome!
        (Then “create your screenshot” and the conversation will show up!)
        Thanks for your comment!

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