Would you like to be able to send home reminders, information and notes to students and parents that they’ll actually READ? 1 out of 5 US teachers use Remind (formerly Remind101) to instantly connect with students and parents on a regular basis. It is free to setup and use, however if your student’s don’t have a bulk texting plan it may cost them to receive your updates. The company has committed to always keep at least some portion of this service free for teachers – they understand education. And, it integrates with Twitter!
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A haunting and sometimes tough to watch documentary of the terrible things that can happen when texting and driving. Everyone, not just high-school aged kids, should watch this and heed the warnings and dangers of taking your eyes off of the road for just one second. A tough lesson to learn, but one that you certainly do NOT want to learn first hand.
Interesting way to do a Poll Everywhere type quiz or survey using Celly – I think that Celly gets what educators want and need for a texting service! You don’t get any live score updates, but this could be a great tool for bell work or other quick formative assessments.
Very interesting… You could do this same thing via Twitter or TextMarks, I guess, minus the anonymous part…
I tried to look for more information on what service they are using, and I found http://www.smscrimetips.com/ – but I could not find any sort of pricing information. It can’t be too expensive if a school is using it, can it?