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Text Messaging in the Classroom: A Powerful Instruction Tool

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Overview

Most students love to text message - maybe too much. While many teachers see this as a distraction, why not use this familiar and appealing tool to engage your students? Join Jerry Swiatek as he discusses why text messaging can be a powerful tool for instruction and how you can use it in your classroom. He will also share classroom examples and various resources that can be used with text messaging.

Details

Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: ICT
Last aired on: Thursday, June 4, 2015 @ 1:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Mobile Learning Intermediate , Tools for Student Projects, Virtual Learning
Tags: JSspotlight, Student Engagement, Text Messages, Texting

Reviews (31)

Full Member
 
Very informative.
Full Member
+2
 
Great resource!
Full Member
 
Was not so familiar with SMS texting with twitter. Great demo of how to use it. Can't wait to try this.
Basic Member
 
Thank you for a great webinar!
Full Member
 
Jerry: thak you for another great webinar!
Basic Member
+2
 
Great info. Thanks so much!
Basic Member
+8
 
Great ideas!!! Thanks!
Basic Member
+3
 
Great Webinar, especially for older grades.
Basic Member
 
Really liked the idea of 'going with it' instead of 'fighting it.' There is a buy in with text messaging automatically. I had heard about some of these like poll everywhere, but was especially excited about Remind and StudyBoost. Is Remind the same thing as Remind 101?
Basic Member
+4
 
You presented some great ideas. My school currently doesn't let students bring their own device and I teach sixth graders, so I'm going to have to work on how I can apply it to me. I do have iPads in the classroom so I'm going to start there.
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