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
iPad iPod iPhone sight word texting activity freebie
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

iPad iPod iPhone sight word texting activity freebie
Students print sight words on the screen {there's room for ten}.
Then they practise typing the words using the keyboard.

15 comments

  1. 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

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

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

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  4. 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

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

    Mary
    Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives

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  6. 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

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  7. 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?

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  8. 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'

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

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

    "Mrs. Nacht's Kindergarten Korner"

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  11. @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'

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  12. 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!

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  13. 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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