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    TXT PRNTS 2 SAY SKOOL CLOSD

    Howdy, with the recent snow closures, our inability to mass text parents about the school opening has become apparent. Our website and Moodle did stirling work in keeping folks updated (and setting work for kids ha ha!), but one of our staff here is a parent of a child at another school, and she received daily texts to announce the closures, neat idea.

    Does anyone have a decent working system in place, how does it integrate with your MIS (if at all).

    Cheers

    Nick

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    we use teachers2parents.net. It isn't something that the IT dept deals with so I don't know all the ins and outs, but it seems to be very easy to use, and the big bonus is that the person sending the texts out can see who's recieved the text and who hasn't. Makes for good fun when a parent says that they didn't get it!
    I'll get some more details for you tomorrow if you'd like.

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    Why can't parents check lea website or listen to the radio it's what I did?

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    Teacher2Parents here also. All dealt with by the office staff
    There are a number of such services and I seem to recall a thread on here about them.
    Last edited by leco; 12th January 2010 at 06:19 PM. Reason: added further info

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    Quote Originally Posted by leco View Post
    All dealt with by the office staff
    Isn't it nice to have something that's dealt with by someone else

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    Quote Originally Posted by solitaire89 View Post
    Isn't it nice to have something that's dealt with by someone else
    I don't understand this...you mean someone else is asked to do it instead of the IT tech? Sounds like some kind of nirvana..

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    Oh yes - until it goes wrong then I get called in to sort it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leco View Post
    Oh yes - until it goes wrong then I get called in to sort it out.
    We've not had it long enough for it to go wrong. Darn it - I've just jinxed it, haven't I

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndavies View Post
    I don't understand this...you mean someone else is asked to do it instead of the IT tech? Sounds like some kind of nirvana..
    It's even more odd than just "someone else deals with it"... I didn't even know it was on it's way! First I knew was when I got a text from "the school"

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    Quote Originally Posted by solitaire89 View Post
    It's even more odd than just "someone else deals with it"... I didn't even know it was on it's way! First I knew was when I got a text from "the school"
    Me too - but then again there are a few things that "arrive" that I don't know anything about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leco View Post
    Me too - but then again there are a few things that "arrive" that I don't know anything about.
    yip, USUALLY I'm then expected to support it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by solitaire89 View Post
    yip, USUALLY I'm then expected to support it!
    Oh yes give lessons to staff about it. How come techs "know everything"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leco View Post
    Oh yes give lessons to staff about it. How come techs "know everything"?
    Because we're geniuses - Obviously!

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    we use txttools - txt messaging for education, healthcare and business it has both a seperate standalone web interface or also integrates into our moodle

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndavies View Post
    Does anyone have a decent working system in place, how does it integrate with your MIS (if at all).
    I noticed that the software that came with my broadband USB dongle lets me send text messages, so it's not neccesarily something that has to be handled by an outside company, equipment is available to do it yourself.

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