Homework Reminders Via SMS

Erin's Something Cool

Hidden triangle assignment

Are you or do you know of anyone using SMS (text) messaging with their classes? I’m interested in using it as a homework reminder.

I just signed up with Group2call, which lets me send 50 free messages a day. That’s plenty for me to bug remind my students to do their homework. I will be testing in the next week but according to the site, I can send email or SMS simultaneously — perfect for reaching the few students of mine who don’t have texting plans.

My plan is to assign homework in the usual way: write it on the board and ask the students to write it in their agendas. Then, I’ll experiment with the best time of evening to send a reminder text message.

By-the-by, I took an unintentional blogging hiatus because grad school has overwhelmed me. I have lots of advice piling up for anyone crazy enough to go to school while working full time!

(Photo by my geometry student, Erin. The assignment was to photograph a hidden triangle and upload the picture to my flickr photostream.

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