Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Oh, Don't Forget...Easy and Free text message reminders

A very easy to use website called Oh, Don't Forget allows anyone to create free text messages that will be sent according to a specified time and date to any cell phone. This could be a nice organizing tool for both students and teachers. Students could learn to use their cell phone as a digital organizer, where they set up text messages to remind them of important due dates, tests, activities, and group meetings. This could be a life-long professional organizer. While you can set up alerts in a cell phone to be reminders, if schools do not allow cell phones in school than this is a nice alternative.

Besides management, Oh, Don't Forget could also be used to text message "quick review questions" to students from the teacher or other students. For example, a teacher could send out a review question to a specific student who has been struggling with a concept and see if they can text back the correct answer. Or students could send review questions (created during class) to each other (set up to come to their cell phones at specific times/dates). The nice aspect of this site is that it is free to send the text messages and they can be sent at appropriate times.

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