How I Use It
This website is a great tool to help me communicate with my students. I use this website to send my students notices on homework or project due date reminders, to remind them about an upcoming test, or to send a critical thinking or journal prompt for students to answer before they come to class. The website creates a cell phone number for you that is not your actual number to keep your safety. It was a little difficult to get my students and parents signed up but if you prepare ahead of time it is easy to work with them. Back to school night is a great opportunity to get them all signed up. I sent home the letter two days before back to school night and many signed up and then worked with those that did not at back to school night.
As a teaching tool it could be used to give impromptu to writing prompts, or a website article, and now you can attach a file so learning can happen. I like the new attachment tool for files as I can send home letters to parents or the assignment sheet. I can send an exit or what I like to call an entrance ticket that students have to have done before they come to class.