10 SMS Templates & Ideas for Education

10 SMS Templates & Ideas for Education

The educational space constantly changes over time. With new technology in classrooms, learning is now more explorative and interactive.

Today, it’s not uncommon to find students using smartphones and tablets in school. Text messaging is second nature to them, so using it is a natural progression towards enhancing the quality of life for students, teachers, and parents.

Below are some ideas and sample templates in the educational space for SMS.

Alerts & Reminders

Sending SMS Alerts is one of the most effective tools when it comes to providing immediate impact.

Managing Absenteeism

As a parent, finding out if your child skipped classes isn’t likely. Imagine receiving a text alert whenever they missed a class.

Casual (Substitute) Teacher Request

As a teacher, finding a replacement for yourself last minute can be daunting. Make it easy by automating the initial step via text messaging.

Tuition Reminder

As a university student, you have a lot going on in your life. A gentle reminder to pay your tuition on-time can help you avoid late penalty fees.

School Closure

Unexpected events like natural disasters can happen, and receiving text alerts to stay up-to-date is crucial.

Emergency

Missing a phone call or forgetting to check voicemail is common. Providing an additional text alert in emergency situations to pick up your preschool child can be the difference-maker.

Engagements & Events

Driving engagement with 2 Way SMS and SMS Keywords allows you to be interactive and creative in your upcoming school campaigns.

Campus Concierge

Lost and need directions? Have parking issues? Questions like these deserve a quick response. Imagine seeing a sign that asks you to text in your questions to a virtual number, which you then receive an immediate response.

Voting in Class

Teachers can ask a question and get students to vote. Instead of asking every student individually and tallying the results, use SMS to collect their input.

You can create an SMS auto-response when a reply is “A”:

RSVP to Events

Generally, we ask our friends to catch up via text or phone. Imagine mimicking that conversation experience by extending your RSVP to an upcoming school event.

Security & Identification

Consider adding SMS verifications into your security process to safeguard sensitive data such as personal information, grades, and more.

Two-Factor Authentication

Decrypting passwords can be easy under the wrong hands, and having simple passwords are common. Use SMS as an extra verification step to safeguard your data.

Facility Access Confirmation

Being a security guard for school, it can be tough to keep track of everything after hours. Imagine receiving an alert on your phone for anyone that accesses the building, without using a mobile app.

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