It is now 25 years since the first text message. Read the article on 25 years since txt messaging
This was a great trigger for learning and to get students to share how they now use text, spelling and grammar for messaging. Here is what the lesson looked like:-
- I spoke about my experiences in getting a television for the first time, and seeing a computer for the first time.
- Students had to guess what the very first message actually was.
- We read the Herald Sun article on 25 years since txt messaging as a class.
- Students discussed some of the points raised in this article.
- They then proceeded to follow the instructions below.
- Create at least 6 elements of a txt conversation, including emojis, images or whatever else you would use when you txt each other
- Insert speech bubbles into word to share each element of the conversation
- Use the snipping tool to create an image of the conversations>save in your folder
- Add your snipped etxt to this padlet. Double click on the wall, add your first name in the header
- Click the + button and upload your images
It can be seen that the snipped text did not create a clear image. Students have been asked to do it again, increase the text and take another snapshot. If you are reading this post and have students it would be great if they could add them to this wall as well.