Help students stay motivated, positive and focused when it comes to stressful exam times by using SMS to send encouraging messages to help them stay on target, reminding them that the rewards received will be worth it in the end. SMS can also be used to help motivate and inspire students to stay in school, reminding them of the long-term benefits for their employment / future.
Research shows that texting students can improve matriculation and retention rates
Communicate with Students
Leverage SMS to remind students when presentations, coursework, assignments, assessments, and library books are due – the direct nature of text messages makes it much more likely to be seen, so no excuses can be made! Also ideal for letting students know when important information is available to view online, like exam results, rather than putting it on a website where it might be overlooked.
Texting students has a higher engagement rate than email and phone calls
Exam Dates / Location Notifications
Getting to an exam in plenty of time to compose yourself and get ready for what’s to come is important, but it’s also vital to turn up in the right place! SMS can help with this by getting timely notifications out to students, keeping them on time and on track. Especially good at letting people know about last minute changes, the instant nature of SMS increases the chances of students receiving messages and acting on them immediately.
Texting is students' preferred method of communication, so it's the best way to deliver important information and timely calls to action
Communicate with Parents
Using SMS to communicate with parents is the perfect way to ensure messages get to exactly who they are intended for. Ideal in situations where there’s a sick child that needs picking up, or if there’s been an accident. Also great for getting messages direct to parents for appointments or fee payment reminders – SMS is far more likely to be opened, read, and responded to than a voice message or email which could likely be ignored.
Sending text message reminders for tests and homework can boost secondary school pupil's maths grades
Communicate with Faculty
The immediacy of SMS means that teachers are up-to-date when classes are moved, cancelled or rescheduled. Send one clear message out to everyone concerned and avoid misinformation resulting in confusion and frustration. SMS can also be used to communicate with teachers about staff absences, filling vacant positions, interdepartmental notifications, and other important information.
80% of the global work force is non-desk based, so are harder to reach with information
Save Precious Funds
SMS can reach thousands of people in just seconds. By using text messaging to communicate critical school information, the cost of printing and photocopying letters and notices disappears. And students no longer have a way to misplace paper messages at the bottom of their school bags.
Being able to cut costs in schools is more important than ever, great results have been seen using SMS, with phone bills alone being reduced by 40%
Nobody likes to waste time travelling to somewhere that’s closed – that goes for faculty as well as students, but also parents if alternative childcare arrangements need to be made, which can make life difficult. Using SMS to notify on facility closures due to bad weather, security lockdowns, emergency situations, power outages etc. can speed up the flow of critical messages when time is of the essence.
98% of adults aged 18 - 29 in the US own a device capable of receiving a text message
Keep in touch with parents and students via SMS to help them stay up to date with the school’s event calendar. Let people know when charity or fundraising events are coming up – SMS can increase not only attendance, but it also has the potential to get people more involved in helping make events a success. Create excitement around concerts, plays, school fairs and send reminders for clubs and field trips.
94% of those who open text messages read them in roughly 5 minutes or less
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