Friday, November 9, 2012

Twitter & Texting... in the classroom!

Twitter & Texting in the classroom? Sort of... here's how!

A very good friend of mine, Jennifer Scioscio, shared two resources she created on her "Teachers Pay Teachers" account. She is a fabulous teacher & here are two resources she used. Click on the picture or words below to get the Twitter Tuesday resource. Email me if you would like Text Your Spelling Words.

Students can "tweet" a summary of a book they are reading or a book that you read aloud. You can choose how many words are allowed per tweet. Students can even add "hashtags" to their tweets. The hashtags can contain key words from the story, book title, themes, characters, etc. Students can display their tweets in a pocket chart. Every Tuesday students can add a new tweet to the chart. Jennifer even had her class create silly Twitter usernames (@asheridan08 is mine).

Students will have a blast thinking they are "texting" their spelling words. Have students use their pencil eraser to tap the letters on the keyboard to spell their spelling words. Then students have to write their words on the lines provided. This would make a great center or just a fun way for students to practice their spelling words!

*You can modify these resources*

Thank you Jennifer for sharing! :)
Follow Jennifer @jscio and check out her other resources!


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