Signal Vine Blog: Text Me Back

#TextingTuesdays: A Big Thanks From Signal Vine's CEO!

Posted by Paige Altieri on January 17, 2017
It's hard to believe that we're almost a full month into 2017! In this week's #TextingTuesdays video, CEO Brian Kathman shares his thoughts on the past year. Tune in to hear Brian talk about Signal Vine's feature in The New York Times, our work with  Michelle Obama's Reach Higher program, and our partnership with the state of Texas. 
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Text Your Way to College (New York Times Recap)

Posted by Paige Altieri on January 13, 2017

A recent op-ed by David L. Kirp published in The New York Times examines how texting programs can nudge students towards better educational choices. Kirp focuses particularly on the use of texting interventions to reduce summer melt and to encourage students from all socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for college. 

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How to Create the Ultimate Intro Text

Posted by Katie Flood on January 10, 2017

Writing an engaging introduction text is the easiest way to grab your students' attention - and keep it! Connecting personally with your students early on keeps them engaged beyond the first message for the duration of your texting campaign. Here's how to write a powerful introductory text message.

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#TextingTuesdays: How to Text Students in Multiple Languages

Posted by Paige Altieri on January 3, 2017
Welcome to 2017! Let's kick off the new year the best way we know how: with a new #TextingTuesdays video. New to #TextingTuesdays? Watch the first how-to video  here, or keep reading to watch this week's video on texting in different languages.
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Topics: Tips & Tricks, HowTo

ICYMI: The Best Texting Stories of 2016

Posted by Paige Altieri on December 27, 2016
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Topics: Texting, 2016

#TextingTuesdays: How To Get Students To Opt Into Your Program

Posted by Paige Altieri on December 20, 2016
A common question we're asked is: "How do I collect my students' cell phone numbers?" The answer is simpler than you think. In fact, you probably even have your students' cell phone numbers already! Watch this week's #TextingTuesdays video to learn how to get those phone numbers and start texting your students.
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Topics: Texting, Students, TextingTuesdays

A Textmas Celebration

Posted by Paige Altieri on December 19, 2016
Avid readers of our blog already know that Signal Vine loves to celebrate. Check out photos from this year's Secret Santa party, where we shared gifts and celebrated a wonderful year of texting.
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Topics: Events, Texting, Holiday

Your Guide to Holiday Emojis

Posted by Paige Altieri on December 14, 2016

It's hard to believe that we're already halfway through December! It's a busy time full of holiday shopping, travel, and of course, exams. Send your students some much-needed holiday cheer with 18 of the best holiday emojis.

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Enjoy Texting On-the-Go with Your New Android App

Posted by Haley Trost on December 9, 2016

Texting students from your phone is simple and secure with the new Android mobile app. You can now text your students from wherever you are. All you have to do is download the app! 

The app is easy to use and very similar to the web platform. Since you already know how to use the web platform, managing the app will be that much easier. Already downloaded the app? Here’s how to manage text messages on your phone:

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Topics: News, Texting, App

#TextingTuesdays: How To Use Your Time Wisely

Posted by Paige Altieri on December 6, 2016

Welcome back to #TextingTuesdays! Today, you'll learn strategies for using Signal Vine more efficiently. Texting doesn't have to take up a lot of time, as Joe Weinstein, our Director of Operations and Planning, shares on the blog.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, Video, Platform