Text, Signs, and SoundsAs students enter the classroom their attention will be drawn to the day's objective, writing prompt, or warmup listed as a text message. They will definitely read it and try to figure out how you created the message. Sample text generators include the following:
Fake iPhone Message
ifaketext.com is a place where you can generate fake iphone text message screenshots and send and share them with your class! The students will be convinced when they see a customized message on the whiteboard.
Show You Know the Lingotransl8it! (trans-late-it) is simple to use. Just type in your SMS, text, emoticon, smiley, slang or chat room lingo and let transL8it! convert it to plain english -- OR -- type in your phrase in english and convert it to SMS TXT lingo slang!
Here's Your SignRedKid.net's Sign Generator offers a variety of signs and creative ways to get a quick message across. Choices include billboards, fortune cookies, alphabet soup and more to make your message stand out.
Make a BubbleSnapBubbleSnaps is a fun site that allows the user to create bubble text on photos. It can be used as a vocabulary review, a story telling starter, a review of facts, or just an intro to the day's lessons. Students can create their own bubble snaps to share. It can even serve as a test reminder!