Communicating with Students

(c) 2002 George Wills
I am addicted to my smart phone. I admit it. I can't imagine how I ever lived without it, and our students are equally enthralled, if not more so. As teachers, we are constantly competing with cell phones for our students' attention. Why not take advantage of the fact that students are rarely more than a foot away from their devices?


I recently wrote a post that was featured in Tech & Learning's Advisor Blog which reviews several of the best websites that allow you to text message groups of students without exchanging phone numbers. Want to remind your kids of tomorrow's test, ask them to bring certain supplies to class, alert them of a room change, tell them basketball practice has been cancelled, etc.?  Sure, you could post an update on your website, but honestly, how many of your students check it regularly? If you've ever wished you could effectively communicate with your students outside of class, check out my post!

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