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Get the Updated Acronym & Emoji Guide

Posted by Paige Altieri on March 24, 2017

The Essential Guide to Acronyms and Emojis is back and better than ever! See the best of the new iOS 10.2 emojis to use with your students. Enjoy! 

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Topics: Text Acronyms, Texting, Emojis

How To Communicate in 160 Characters or Less

Posted by Arianna Hartmann on August 28, 2015

Congratulations! You’ve jumped through the administrative hoops and you’re finally ready to start texting your students! We know you have a lot of great information to send out, but you want to make sure your messages are relevant and don’t fall into the TL;DR trap. The beauty of a text message is that it’s short, sweet, and to the point, so here are a few tips and tricks to get your information out there in 160 characters or less. 

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, Text Acronyms, Best Practices

#TLDR (Too Long; Didn't Read)

Posted by Stephanie Sickler Sweetland on August 5, 2015

Do you read a long-winded email the moment you open it? Chances are that you’re more likely to delete that email or send it back to the limbo of your inbox. You are not alone. TL;DR. 

TL;DR (#TLDR) or "Too long; didn't read" is a phrase that’s popular within the student vernacular. It's a common response that students have to information that they deem unnecessarily lengthy.


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Topics: Tips & Tricks, Engagement, Text Acronyms, Best Practices