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Text Messaging in the Classroom: A Powerful Instruction Tool

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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.


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 (28)

Basic Member
Thank you for a great webinar!
Full Member
Jerry: thak you for another great webinar!
Basic Member
Great info. Thanks so much!
Full Member
Great ideas!!! Thanks!
Basic Member
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
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.
Full Member
This was a great webinar. However, I am going to play with using the iPad as well. There are text messaging apps and I wonder if that would work as well. All is all it gave me some great suggestions to communicate with parents.
Full Member
Great ideas!
Full Member
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