This month Free Technology for Teachers welcomes SendHub as a new advertiser. SendHub is a service that allows you to send text messages to groups of up to fifty people at once for free. SendHub is an opt-in service. You give parents and students a code to text to opt-in to be a part of one of your groups. You can manage up to three groups in a free account. When you’re ready to send a text message you can send it to one or all of groups at once from your cellphone, from your tablet, or from your computer. Learn more in the video below.
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Students and sometimes their parents can’t help but look at their phones when they hear the alert that they have a new text message. Capitalize on this compulsive behavior by using SendHub to send reminders to students about homework and other important information for your class. You can also use it to send out encouragement and praise for a job well done.