About 10 minutes

The Text Test

Okay, so your thumbs get a daily text workout that would make some bodybuilders cry, and you’re pretty quick on that phone. But let’s see how you do against The Text Test.

  • Click start to receive your first ‘text message’ on the screen.
  • Reply as quickly as you can and click ‘send’.
  • See your results – you’ll be surprised.

Start The Text Test

Curriculum for Excellence

Health and Wellbeing

  • I understand that my feelings and reactions can change depending upon what is happening within and around me. This helps me to understand my own behaviour and the way others behave.

    HWB 3-04a / HWB 4-04a

  • I am learning to assess and manage risk, to protect myself and others, and to reduce the potential for harm when possible.

    HWB 3-16a / HWB 4-16a

  • I know and can demonstrate how to travel safely.

    HWB 3-18a / HWB 4-18a

  • I am developing the skills and attributes which I will need for learning, life and work. I am gaining understanding of the relevance of my current learning to future opportunities. This is helping me to make informed choices about my life and learning.

    HWB 3-19a

Literacy

  • When I engage with others, I can make a relevant contribution, encourage others to contribute and acknowledge that they have the right to hold a different opinion.I can respond in ways appropriate to my role and use contributions to reflect on, clarify or adapt thinking.

    LIT 3-02a

  • When I engage with others I can make a relevant contribution, ensure that everyone has an opportunity to contribute and encourage them to take account of others’ points of view or alternative solutions.I can respond in ways appropriate to my role, exploring and expanding on contributions to reflect on, clarify or adapt thinking.

    LIT 4-02a

  • To help me develop an informed view, I am learning about the techniques used to influence opinion and how to assess the value of my sources, and I can recognise persuasion.

    LIT 3-08a

  • To help me develop an informed view, I can identify some of the techniques used to influence or persuade and can assess the value of my sources.

    LIT 4-08a

  • When listening and talking with others for different purposes, I can: communicate information, ideas or opinions; explain processes, concepts or ideas; identify issues raised, summarise findings or draw conclusions.

    LIT 3-09a

  • When listening and talking with others for different purposes, I can: communicate detailed information, ideas or opinions; explain processes, concepts or ideas with some relevant supporting detail; sum up ideas, issues, findings or conclusions.

    LIT 4-09a

Technologies

  • I enhance my learning by applying my ICT skills in different learning contexts across the curriculum.

    TCH 3-04a

  • I can use ICT effectively in different learning contexts across the curriculum to access, select and present relevant information in a range of tasks.

    TCH 4-03b

Teacher notes

You can download all the notes, paper alternatives and support materials for this interactive in the teacher’s notes.