Have you ever asked a student one of these questions???
What time did I say report time was for today? Did you forget your curfew time? How could you forget to bring your instrument? I could go on and on, right?
Students today are more tech-savvy than we were back in the day. You know it’s the truth. With devices at their fingertips, they have all sorts of information. Why not take advantage of these resources? Try using these devices to share reminders, details, or updates with your students on group trips!
Check out these Apps to help you connect…
REMIND lets you communicate fast with real-time messaging. You can schedule reminders for your group throughout your itinerary.
GROUPME functions like a private chat room. The group messaging is free and allows for quick updates and alerts.
CLUSTER creates group text threads with photos, videos, or messages. All group members are by invitation only and communication is kept private.
GROUP TRAVEL VIDEOS ™ allows you to upload and share your photos! These photos can be used to create a hard copy digital video and a streaming digital version that can be stored on whatever media you desire. Add your music and live video clips for free. Also, there is a geo-mapping and messaging feature, so the teacher can view where their group is during the trip and message individual participants or an entire group.
Using apps to effectively communicate puts your students, parents, administrators, and you in the loop at all times, while adding an extra layer of safety and security while your group is traveling. Give one of these apps a try!