Create a Class Social Network Page
Did you know you can create a class page on any of these sites and regularly post information for your parents to see? Twitter limits you to 140 characters, and Instagram requires you to use a photo, but the options are endless with social media. You can post videos, reminders, photos of student work, etc. all at the hands of your cell phone or tablet.
I created classroom page on Facebook a year ago, and I get nothing but positive responses from parents and students about the ease of being able to contact me. Check out my class page here. Most teachers are worried about the legalities of posting student photos or anything in school. I created a Facebook Photo Release Form and have parents sign it at the beginning of the year. Just remember to try not to post anything with personal info displayed. All of these sites can be used to can keep families informed about your day-to-day activities and provide an interactive forum for communicating.
Use a Text Messaging App