I recently came across a great application to communicate with my students. It is a way to not only group text, but to set up a group chat. Instead of sending out a group text where you send the same thing to everyone, and then when they respond, it only comes back to you, GroupMe allows you to text a group and carry on a conversation with the entire group. This has been really helpful on trips, working out logistics, and sharing prayer requests for small groups. You can set up as many groups as you want and it integrates easily with your phone book.
I am always looking forward to new ways to stay connected with my students who seem to be increasingly more disconnected and found GroupMe to be valuable resource.
What are some of your tricks to communicate with your students?