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    Software to display students' text messages on whiteboard?

    A member of staff would like to look into acquiring software to display text messages sent by students, as a tickertape projected on his whiteboard.

    Does anyone know of anything to do this, im not really sure where to start?

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    Text Ticker ~ Slashback Software

    I've used this one before - its easy to use and has a 30 day free trial. Quite expensive for 1 user, but buy a few licenses and the price drops sharply.

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    I read that totally wrong, missed the bit about text messages from kids! This is just a tickertape...

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    I'm guessing that you are looking for a chat web page that has an RSS feed that can be displayed?

    My concern would be who is paying the kids for each message they send? Not all kids have unlimited texts!

    Can you give more detail on why this is being used? I'm intrigued

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    to be honest i'm not too sure, but the teacher just said he had an idea he wanted to investigate whereby having kids text in and have their texts displayed on the board. Whether he has considered the costs im not sure, he just wanted to know if it could be done and if so how much would it cost to get setup.

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    Text as in phone, or does the school have some sort of pupil laptop system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by p858snake View Post
    Text as in phone, or does the school have some sort of pupil laptop system?
    i think he meant use their phones to text

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    Quote Originally Posted by farquea View Post
    A member of staff would like to look into acquiring software to display text messages sent by students, as a tickertape projected on his whiteboard.
    My Vodafone USB broadband dongle can recive text messages - I assume all you have to do is buy one (30), plug it in to a spare PC somewhere and write a script of some sort to haul the text messages off into an RSS feed of some sort. Needn't actually cost you much money at all although, as pointed out, it might cost children a bit to send texts. This might be somewhat open to abuse, with children texting in rude messages, but on the other hand if it costs them a few pence per text that might put them off sending rude messages.

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    also does he want it for random questions or those "press "A" for x, "B" for y" type things because most boards have buzzer systems for the latter.

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