Technology Website You Don't Want to Miss and a giveaway....

So, there I was just pinning away on Pinterest when I came upon the coolest website!

You can create fake text messages to help get your point across about an idea or concept.

 Is that cool, or what?! Just click the image above to go to the actual website.

I am sure a ton of you already know about this cool website, but I thought just maybe, some of you didn't!

The pin linked back to Tammy's Technology Tips for Teachers. You can view some more examples and ideas  by clicking HERE!

I would love to use this for teaching Social Studies. I think you could do a lot with dialogue in writing and even having students create their own fake text messages for back to school getting to know you activities and so much more. 

I would love to hear your ideas for how you could use this in your classroom. I will choose one random idea tomorrow to win an item of their choice from my store! Please only comment once and leave your email in the comment!

Annnnnd GO!


  1. I am apparently the last to know about this! It would be fun to leave messages for the students using this, or to answer potential questions about center activities. Looks like fun!

    tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

  2. That is so cool! Thanks for sharing and giving the idea about using it with Main Idea (one of my least favorite lessons).
    Teaching Ever After

  3. I've never heard of this site before! Thanks for sharing! This would be great to use as an introduction to a unit.

  4. That is brilliant! You could use it for all tons of things from assessment, to engagement. Love it! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Oh - I got too excited about the website and skipped the part about the giveaway! I would love to first use this as a way to tell my kids we are going to Disney! For my Kinder classroom - I could see using this for sight words - just a fun way to help them learn them! Or asking them to say a word that starts with a letter. Great for beginning reading skills! This would be fun to use in class, I could type their results! Can you see it as a knock knock joke? One kid reads the green, the other the white. This is so cool!
    Crayons and Curls

  6. I have never heard of this site either. It sounds really cool.
    Kids would love it because it is so real world.
    Thanks for sharing :)

  7. I am excited to use this with my first graders to intro units that they might not be so excited about.

  8. I have never seen this, neat idea! Thanks!

  9. I'm thinking I could use this for a lesson on ways to write and punctuation with my firsties. I think they would LOVE it since texting is such a big part of their lives. Thanks so much for bringing this app to my attention! :) So excited!

  10. This would be great for vocabulary review with my little guys.

  11. I love the idea of using this site! I teach Kinder, so I would use it to discuss story elements as well as reinforcing sight words/word families!

  12. This is very cool! It would be great when you are studying a person in history and send text messages with their exact quotes from speeches or letters and send the students on a hunt to find the primary source of the quote. You could make texts with different clues.

  13. You could use it in a guessing game. It could help students understand what a question is. It could also work on reasoning. You could type up some random ones and put them in a center.

    1:I'm thinking of a word on the word wall.
    2:How many letters?
    1:It has three letters.
    2:Does it have a short vowel or a long vowel?
    1:It's a long vowel.
    2:What is a word it rhymes with?
    1:It rhymes with bike.
    2:The word is (insert a word that fits the description)

    ashlieksebert at gmail dot com

  14. My church actually uses this site to promote series that are coming up, but I had no idea it was an actual website til you posted about it...I thought someone from the church was really texting back & firth with someone else...HA! So, I'm thinking how cool this would be as a kind of anticipatory set to activate kids knowledge and get THEM excited about upcoming units of study!! Or as an informal assessment at the end of a study, and have them in 2 teams where they come up with & text the question, and answer back & forth! So cool! Thanks for posting about this!

  15. Or another idea could be to post a conversation and students have to make inferences to figure out what is happening.

  16. It would be really cool to use this site during science investigations! My students could "text" about their investigations and share their discovered information and thought with each other.
    Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

  17. This is awesome! Always looking for fun ways to incorporate technology. I was thinking you could use it as a Morning Message to be read during Morning Meeting. You could even choose a student each day to create dialogue (the person texting back), and then read it the following morning.

    Brittany (

  18. What a neat website!! Anything technology related and my students are in!! I'll have to check it out!! :)

    Lessons with Laughter

  19. I didn't know about it. It's awesome! I can't wait to share this with my class. Thanks for sharing.


  20. This is really cool! Great idea for use of dialogue. Thanks for sharing!

    Shepherd's Shining Stars

  21. This is a really cool website! Thanks for sharing.
    First Grade Funtastic

  22. I've never seen this before! I'd love for the students to create their own conversation with peers from the viewpoint of different characters in books that we've read!

    nacammelletti @ gmail . com

  23. Ooooo, you could have the kids write a conversation between two characters in a story... Like RAFT wrtiting... Explaining a scene or as an extension after reading the story or in reaction to something that happened... My mind is racing with the possibilities! Thanks for sharing!

    Mrs. Jones Teaches :o)

  24. I would use it as a lesson on writing for your audience. I would use 'text speak' as an example of how not to write in your writing pieces. I had some girls in third grade a few years ago who could have used this lesson! We just talked about when they were writing a piece for me to read, I was a different audience than their friends. Just a thought...

  25. This is a neat website and link to even more cool tips. I could see this in lots of different subject areas. The ones that I would love to explore would be Social Studies and Reading.


  26. This may sound strange, but I like the idea of using this website during writing/for teaching grammar. Students are struggling more and more with their writing because they "write" all the time without correct grammar when they text. It would be a cool way to incorporate the 2 together (texting and good writing) and bring their attention to the issue in a fun way!


  27. Hi there! I love that site. In fact, I love it so much I created reading text response sheets using that very website. I tried them for literacy stations and my kids really enjoyed them! Here's the link to my Text Me Reading Response Sheets!!

  28. Love it! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Colleen Patton


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