SMS Messaging for Schools: Keeping students and parents in the loop

As part of our ongoing series on the use of SMS by schools (previous post here), today we look at how teachers can use bulk SMS to keep both parents and students in the loop. One of the greatest problems teachers are faced with is how to keep in touch with parents of pupils, and similarly pupils themselves once they have left the classroom. In the past teachers would heavily rely on newsletters to pass information on to parents, either in a physical letter or electronically via email. However, such methods are flawed in a number of ways, as the physical newsletters depend entirely upon the student delivering it to their […]

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SMS Messaging for Schools: Send Emergency Updates Quickly and Easily

Schools are constantly working on ways to improve communication between staff and both parents and students alike, particularly under emergency circumstances where rapid response is vital. As mobile phone technology becomes even more widespread, growing numbers of schools are using SMS notifications to communicate information ranging from severe weather alerts to bomb threats. Why use SMS? Though there are a huge variety of ways to communicate today, for example via social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, SMS messaging remains the only method which users can reliably communicate to thousands of people and feel assured that the information has been delivered promptly and directly to the intended recipients. Schools worldwide are […]

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Education and Bulk SMS Messaging

In recent years, bulk SMS has further increased the capacity of text messaging as a service by allowing us to easily send a large number of SMS messages to the intended recipients and feel confident that these messages are read. The advantages of bulk SMS also apply to schools and universities to develop classroom interaction and also provide the opportunity to create a virtual community for teachers and pupils to communicate, both amongst themselves and with each other. With the increasing growth and popularity of bulk SMS, it has become one of the most powerful and effective mediums to disseminate information in a matter of seconds. Education systems can implement […]

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