Tuesday, October 18, 2011
ClassParrot is a site that allows you to communicate with your students via text message, privately, and for free.
You create an account on the site, it generates a number and passcode. Students text that number, and are given further instructions to enter their name. They are then entered on the class list. You can now send texts to that class without revealing your phone number. Students are also able to ask questions, and the teacher can even send Yes/No polls.
It seems like a nice way to communicate with students. You start with 500 free text credits, and each text sent or recieved costs you one credit. Each month you are given 200 more credits. If you want more than that you need to start paying, about $9.00 month for unlimited texts.
Link for an inviation is below.