Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Pink is the New Tool for Increasing Attention to Task

One of my elementary school students is trying out the word prediction software, Co-Writer.  Before she arrives in her homeroom I enter words or sentences from her recent work into the personal vocabulary under her User profile in the software.  That way, the words she has recently written in class will be included more quickly than usual in the drop-down list of predicted words.
Although she is very cooperative and willing to work hard, typing and looking for the correct predicted word does get a little tiresome as the session continues.  How to spice things up and increase alertness???
Add a little color to the mix:
How did I know that using a pink font would be of interest to her?  Well, it was easy to figure out...

...can you guess her favorite color?

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