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Can I Safely Send Group Text Messages to Students for Free?

Can I Safely Send Group Text Messages to Students for Free?

Higher education presenter Barry Dahl, Ph.D., offers a quick overview of the use of texting in an academic setting, concerns some have expressed about text messaging, and a step-by-step guide to practicing safe texting, especially for online teaching.

Text messaging may be the world's most powerful communication tool

With more than 200,000 texts sent every second, text messaging may be the world’s most powerful communication tool.

Why not make it work for your students?

After all, your students are probably among those sending hundreds of thousands of text messages every hour.

In this pointed and practical Magna 20-Minute Mentor, higher education presenter Barry Dahl, Ph.D., offers a quick overview of the use of texting in an academic setting, concerns some have expressed about text messaging, and a step-by-step guide to practicing safe texting, especially for online teaching.

Reach your students where they live

Text messaging can be an extraordinarily effective way to reach students, and in this seminar you’ll learn how to use it to:

  • Remind students about due dates
  • Offer helpful hints about assignments
  • Share news items related to course material
  • Provide links to helpful resources
  • Give students encouragement and inspiration

Learning outcomes

After Can I Safely Send Group Text Messages to Students for Free? you’ll be able to:

  • Determine whether you want to incorporate texting in your e-learning or face-to-face classes
  • Select a group texting option that preserves privacy for you and your students
  • Create your own free text messaging account and use it to communicate in face-to-face, blended, or online teaching

Don’t let limited budgets, technical inexperience, or privacy concerns hold you back. Dahl shares information about free, easy-to-use services that keep individuals’ phone numbers blocked.

Text messaging is a powerful tool you can use to support students who might be in trouble and also to enrich the educational experience for students ready to make new connections.

Order today, and start finding new ways to connect with your students using technology in the classroom.

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