Monday, October 17, 2011
Smart Phone Spelling Review
Last year a first-grade teacher at one of my schools consistently drilled students in reading their spelling and vocabulary words as they arrived at school. The students lined up along the wall outside the classroom and then the teacher showed them a word written on an index card when it was their turn to walk into the room. Saying the word was their "ticket" to admission.
This year he's using his smart phone for drills; he said he kept losing the index cards last year and this is much easier. I think it's also much more motivating for our students who are attracted to all things digital.