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February 05, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 121

Reap the Benefits of Technology

Whether you're a teacher, parent volunteer or school administrator, use the technology available to make staying in contact with other teachers, parents and administrators as easy as possible.

Remember phone trees and contact lists that contained the names and numbers of all the people involved in organizing an event? Remember having to call each one to remind them of an upcoming meeting or to ask for help? Remember all the time you spent leaving messages on answering machines or having to call people back because they were too busy to take your call? That was a lot of work, wasn't it?

Even if you currently use email to stay in contact, you have to hope people check their email often - especially if an emergency meeting is necessary or you need to cancel or reschedule. And there's nothing worse than an angry parent who shows up for a parent-teacher conference or volunteer meeting only to be told that it has been rescheduled.

These days sending mass text messages are the fastest way to reach most people. Make the most of this technology to send:

• Student performance updates

• Meeting changes/scheduling

• Event dates

• Reminders

You can even automate and personalize your text messages using clever segmentation features, which is important when you are building a report with your parents or if they have multiple children at the school.

Your Contact List Made Simpler

To make sure parents and other volunteers know exactly what's going on when it comes to school activities and participation, create a contact list to send updates, meeting times, event times and valuable information from your mobile phone - save time and money using a text message service. Simply create an account, import your list, buy the appropriate amount of credits and send. That's it.

Other Benefits of Text Messaging

In addition to being able to contact people quickly, other benefits of bulk text messaging include:

• Spreading the word about upcoming fundraisers and other events

• Informing parents about upcoming tests, mid-terms and final exams

• Involving parents by asking for input

• Announcing awards/recognition of student achievement

• School event calendar updates/changes

• Holiday/days off changes/scheduling

• Emergency information/alerts/updates

• Changes to school/administrative policies

• Weather advisories

As you can see, using text messaging to provide news and information to parents and others is a great way to keep everyone informed.Visit the blog page on the Texta HQ website for more tips on how to communicate effectively with your school parents.

About Texta

Texta is positioned to lead the way in small business marketing by providing low cost, high volume SMS marketing solutions. Texta gives any marketer the ability to run personalised and automated SMS marketing campaigns simply and easily. Using 'event triggers' Texta uses intelligent marketing automation taking mobile communication to the next stage, whether it's a response to an opt out, or a follow up debt collection notice. For more information visit

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