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Research Shows Texting Enchances Learning Experience

Recent research into texting between teachers and students show that it can drive classroom engagement and deliver productive results.

"The idea of looking at how teachers could make use of text in the classroom started as an experiment in an undergraduate psychology course at Texas’ Cisco College, where I previously taught," reported Scott Hamm for EdTech Magazine. "The aim was to examine ways texting could be leveraged in the academic space — beyond social interactions and campuswide announcements."

"Teachers can ask students to create questions in class and then send them through a texting app as a review or practice for an upcoming test. Homework can be accomplished using a familiar device, in recognizable contexts, spaced out to strengthen learning and offered as a way to move the one-sided approach of evening homework to a more interactive experience."

"Today, many — if not most — K–12 institutions use apps to disseminate one-way updates about school events and push information to students and parents. Often these communications duplicate content sent in school emails, such as dates for upcoming events, emergency or weather communications, and general information. Sometimes, schools and specific teachers also use push apps to provide reminders about homework and other pertinent class information."

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By Samantha DiMauro, Education World Contributor

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