With the ubiquitous text messages flowing between student cell phones, here's a tool that can be put to constructive use. Oh, don't forget schedules text message reminders. Students can remind themselves of an upcoming research project deadline by simply adding their cell phone number, date and time, and the text message and voila, a message is queued up for you! Teachers can send reminders of upcoming quizzes, though multiple messaging appears to be labor-intensive...so best to teach students the "how to DIY".
Note: This is a free service, but regular text message fees from your service provider still apply!
photo credit to Jeff Hutton on flickr
Labels: cellphones, communication, reminders, textmessage, tools