Twitter is a great way to communicate with students and parents about class assignments, quizzes and tests, and to generate class discussions. Not all students or parents have or want a Twitter account, though. That's OK! There is still a way to receive tweets via text messages on your cell phone without having a Twitter account.
1. Have your students send a text to the number 40404 with the message "Follow Twitter User Handle."
For example, our Twitter handle is JerseyTechCoach. If you want to receive our tweets via text message, text to the number 40404 with the message "Follow JerseyTechCoach." You will now receive every tweet I send on their cell phone, and you don't have to ever sign in to Twitter! When you are ready to stop receiving our tweets, you can text the number 40404 with the message "Stop JerseyTechCoach."