Make Your Lessons Memorable with the Texting Story App
Are you constantly trying to jazz up your lessons and engage your students? I know I am always on the hunt for new, innovative ideas to bring to the classroom that will excite learners of all levels.
ANYWAY...Catherine mentions how teachers can use the iFake Text Generator for:
- Morning Meeting Messages
- Reading Journals
- Introduce/Review Vocabulary
|iFakeText Generator Example|
If you are interested in creating a conversation that plays continuously so you don't have to keep pressing play, upload the saved video into the app GifToaster and turn it into a GIF that you can embed in a Google Doc/Slide, blog or website! Here is an example (the only issue is that you don't get to hear the cool texting sounds when it is turned into a gif)
Under Settings you can add your two names, select their text color, add a profile image as well as choose some other options:
Note: It documents your every move. If you type a word/phrase and then delete to add something different, it will show up. The Clear Story button under Edit Story needs to be pressed if you want to start all over.
Students would have a ball using this tool in the classroom and it would truly make your lessons memorable. What are some other ways we could use this with students?
I hope Texting Story comes to the web for all of you Chromebook users! I haven't found a web tool like it. Let me know if you run across one that makes these type of texting conversation movies. In the mean time, check out Gone Google Story Builder. It is similar but instead of texting, students create a Google Doc interaction and can have multiple characters.