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Voxer
http://www.voxer.com/
Voxer makes it simple for friends, family and colleagues to talk from anywhere in the world, whenever it’s convenient.
Communicate in the fastest, and most efficient manner there is - instant voice.
You can hear messages as people speak, or listen later if you are unavailable.
Alongside voice, send text, photos and share your location.
Broadcast messages to up to 500 individuals or team contacts.
Use your iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 8 or desktop to communicate.
Pick a chat to listen and respond to live voice without being in the app.
Hook up your wired or Bluetooth headsets to respond back hands-free.
Turn on loud, repetitive alerts for messages when you’re in noisy environments.
When you are at your desk, listen and respond to your contacts from a desktop.
Talk across countries, wireless carriers, or data networks at no additional charge.
Data is sent through encrypted connections and stored in a secure cloud.
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How to help teens learn texting etiquette
https://youtu.be/rytY8kb8QsU
How to help teens learn texting etiquette

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Line : Mobile messenger app
http://line.naver.jp/en/
Line : Mobile messenger app with various stickers and free voice & video call over 3G/4G & Wi-Fi.
Send messages, photos, and location info, as well as instant video and voice messages. Just record and send!
Desktop Version
Stay in touch with your friends, whenever and wherever you are. Use LINE on your smartphone while on the move, or from your desktop (Windows, Mac OS X) while in the office or at home.
To access LINE from your PC, email registration is required. (LINE app→Settings > Email Registration)
Now you can hear your friend's voice and even see their face anytime you want. Whether you're on a computer or your mobile device, use free voice calling and free video calling as much as you'd like with LINE.
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Shamblesguru's Live Twitter Stream
https://twitter.com/shamblesguru
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The A to Z of E-Safety -
http://www.vital.ac.uk/content/z-e-safety-i-instant-messaging
The A to Z of E-Safety - "I is for Instant Messaging"
This guide takes a concise look at Instant Messaging, what it is, risks and how to support young people.
Useful for:Primary and secondary colleagues looking for support materials and a quick overview.
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SendHub [USA]
https://www.sendhub.com/
SendHub is a simple, fast, web and mobile communication tool that provides businesses, and organizations, with a call and messaging solution to reach small and large groups of people.
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Inspiring the young Thais via Facebook and SMS
http://bit.ly/PjcEal
Inspiring the young Thais via Facebook and SMS
#thailand #SMS
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Remind101
https://www.remind101.com/
remind101 is a safe way for teachers to text message students and keep in touch with parents
First, a teacher adds his/her class, which generates a unique code. The teacher then shares that code with students or parents. At that point, any student or parent who sends a text message with the code will be "subscribed" to the teacher's class. Any time a teacher sends a message from remind101, all the students or parents subscribed will receive it.
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Celly
http://cel.ly/
Celly believes small messages change the world - so we built a place where your message will ...
build movements | inspire learning | level playing fields | promote free speech |
... we call this place a cell
A cell is a mobile social network that works with any mobile phone or device. Members can join instantly with one text and exchange group messages, polls, reminders, and web alerts.
In schools, students and teachers can communicate freely with Celly while keeping phone numbers private. Group messages can be moderated by one or more curators to keep conversations on-topic and friendly.
| Apple APP | Android APP |
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Using Google Voice to SMS between Teachers and Students
https://bit.ly/PinMzV
Google Voice to SMS both ways between Teachers and Students for free
Put It Where They're Looking - Text Your Students From Gmail and More!
This is a one hour presentation webinar at #learning20 4 day conference in August 2012
Recording of all the webinars at #learning20 are HERE
RECOMMENDED | 60 min |
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Texts and Tweets: myths and realities
https://youtu.be/Boj8VYzDAy8
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Using Google Talk (inc Chat/SMS)
https://youtu.be/xaXeffB8kYo
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So You Want to Start Texting ...
http://bit.ly/MA5tWK
So You Want to Start Texting ...
Here are some of the more popular texting services teachers can use. A lot of them have the same features but they are all different in some way.
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Nancy Lublin: Texting that saves lives
http://www.ted.com/talks/nancy_lublin_texting_that_saves_lives.html
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7 Services for Sending Group Texts to Parents & Students
http://bit.ly/JAs1Gh
7 Services for Sending Group Texts to Parents and Students
People, particularly teenagers, have an almost compulsive reaction to open text messages when their phones beep or buzz. So if you want to quickly deliver an important message to student or parent today, sending a text message is the best way to do it. Managing a list of cell phone numbers can be a daunting task. Here are seven services that educators can use to easily send and manage group text messages.
Some may not work outside of the USA
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SMS gateways
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_gateway
SMS gateways
"An SMS gateway is a telecommunications network facility for sending or receiving Short Message Service (SMS) transmissions to or from a telecommunications network that supports SMS. Most messages are eventually routed into the mobile phone networks. Many SMS gateways support media conversion from email and other formats."
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Fake iPhone Text
http://www.fakeiphonetext.com/
Fake iPhone Text
This could be a VERY useful tool for teching and learning ... e.g. a fake SMS conversation between chlorine and sodium ... or other characters.
Ummm ... wish I had more examples ...
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Texting With Teachers Keeps Students in Class
http://bit.ly/I5Zyqj
Texting With Teachers Keeps Students in Class
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What do teens do with their phones?
http://bit.ly/GZXB0u
What do teens do with their phones?
A majority of teens exchange texts daily with others, and half exchange texts daily specifically with their friends.
Overall, the number of teens who text daily with friends has remained flat over the past two years. In 2009, 54% of all teens (regardless of whether they owned a cell phone) texted with friends daily. This is a statistically insignificant difference with the 49% of all teens who text with friends every day in 2011.
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ClassPager
https://www.classpager.com/
ClassPager
Use ClassPager to instantly message everyone's phone — where you know they'll read it.
Engage your students and assess their performance over time with our easy SMS polls and text message reminders.
ClassPager's revolutionary technology means you never see the phone numbers of anyone in your classroom! You'll only see their names in your list, so you don't have to worry about being responsible for student phone numbers.
And we use SSL encryption — that's the same kind of security that's on your bank's website. All data is written instantly to our secure cloud, backed up daily, and stored permanently to provide a secure and auditable paper trail.
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A Texting Communications Exercise
http://bit.ly/vBeWjX
A Texting Communications Exercise
This is part of a continued series of blogs in which I reporting about and describing how I am adapting more tradition team building, communications, and problem-solving to include learners’ own mobile devices.
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Remind101
http://www.remind101.com/
A safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents. Free.
Instantly message a class of students or their parents from your computer.
Teachers never see students' phone numbers. Students never see the teachers.
Students and parents join by sending a text message. No computer needed.
Currently, we support messaging within the U.S. and Canada. If you’d like to use remind101 at your school internationally, add your country to this form http://bit.ly/rUFJnc
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GroupMe (USA)
http://groupme.com/
GroupMe lets you effortlessly group text with the people in your life that are important to you. It's your real-life network, in your pocket. It's totally free and works on every phone.
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WhatsApp
http://www.whatsapp.com
WhatsApp is a Smartphone-2-Smartphone instant messenger application and chat service that works over your existing internet data plan.
Because WhatsApp uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends.
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Create an SMS Chatroom on Your Phone
http://mashable.com/2010/10/15/groupme/
Create an Instant SMS Chatroom on Your Phone
GroupMe makes life easy for you and your groups with free group texting. It’s your real life network, in your pocket.
You can use GroupMe to start a private chat with groups of up to 25 people. Enter your name and phone number on GroupMe’s website to get started. The service will follow up with a text message from a unique phone number — that phone number will serve as your group’s number for texts and conference calls. You, and all other group members, can then add group members via SMS using the syntax “#add name phone number.”
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Choose What Happens Next (sexting)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGkaw44-Ql4
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Vlingo
http://mashable.com/2010/03/04/vlingo-iphone/
Send E-mail and SMS Messages Using Voice Commands With Vlingo for iPhone
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Free SMS and Picture Messaging
http://smsfree4all.com
Send Free SMS and Picture Messaging Worldwide without any signup or credit.
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Spanish Cell Phone Abbreviations
http://spanish.about.com/od/writtenspanish/a/sms.htm
Spanish Cell Phone Abbreviations
Sending messages in Spanish can pose extra challenges, as some older phones designed primarily for U.S. users can't be used to send accent marks and Spanish punctuation (most newer models do).
But these limitations haven't prevented cell phone chat — technically known in both English and Spanish as SMS (for Short Message Service) — from becoming useful for Spanish speakers worldwide.
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French Texting - Les Textos français
http://french.about.com/library/writing/bl-texting.htm
French Texting - Les Textos français
Learning French is one thing, but French on the internet - in chatrooms, forums, text messaging, and email can seem like a completely different language.
Fortunately, help is at hand. Here are some common French abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols to help you communicate via text, followed by some helpful tips and pointers.
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Jaxtr
http://www.jaxtr.com/
Jaxtr, allows members to send free SMS messages to anyone worldwide, regardless of whether or not they’re a member of the jaxtr service - covering mobile phones in 38 countries.
Basic membership to jaxtr is already free, and this new service adds new free functionality to 10 million users with the company - a number of folks up from a reported 5 million back in September.
Jaxtr works with any phone, both mobile and landline. When a member adds their jaxtr link to their email signature, friends and family can call them from their regular phone from anywhere in the world without paying expensive international toll charges. Family and friends simply click on the member's jaxtr link to generate a local number in their country.
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How To Create Rapid and Cheap Mobile Learning
http://tinyurl.com/od5z3
How To Create Rapid and Cheap Mobile Learning- Text Messaging
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TextMeFree
http://www.textmefree.com/
Welcome to TextMeFree.com - YOUR guide to free SMS text messaging services, wherever you live in the world!
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