Saturday, November 22, 2008

Text in your answers...

We did something Friday I just did not think would be possible at this date and time. As a state finalist for Teacher of the Year, our awesome Promethean ActivBoard company gave me a set of ActivExpression as a gift.
If you remember back to Open House and we used the handheld voting devices to answer the questions. These are the next generation of those voters. Children can input numbers and even text answers that are read by the board. Well I thought I would wait until after the holidays to bring out that capability. We were reviewing out weekly high frequency words, focus skill, and language arts skill-verbs and took a short quiz with multiple choice and the class asked when we would be able to type in answers and so we tried it. I can honestly tell you they amazed me! By the way I taught a bunch of 6 and 7 year olds to text!
I can add that to my list of accomplishments!
We text in our names-way cool!, spelling words, and even words in the -ake family. They begged me to text in November. It was amazing! I wish you could have been there to see it! I am so proud of them and asked them what they thought. I heard they wanted to do more and this was the most fun thing they had ever done. Needless to say I see more texting in our future. Maybe you child can teach you how to text...

3 comments:

Maria said...

Thanks! Now Connor wants a cell phone for Christmas LOL

Michelle said...

How cool! We have to schedule a day where parents can come and play.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Withers' class is jealous! We are going to learn how to text this month. So, this is one time when the 'Noles beat the Gators.
The fifth graders will try to be as wonderful as your first graders.
Mrs. Withers and some of your former students and former Magic Treehouse Club: Stephanie Campbell, Katie Appio, Michael Crimi, Bailey Rerko, Susan Sen, Anande Kaaya