Saturday, November 22, 2008

Space Text -- Using SMS text messaging in the classroom

Space Text is a free service enabling amateur astronomers and casual sky watchers to keep current on celestial events with timely alerts sent directly to their mobile phone.

A major target audience for Space Text is science teachers and students. Keeping students engaged in science and astronomy can be challenging. With Space Text, teachers and students alike can have astronomy news and events sent directly to their mobile phone via SMS. This use of contemporary technology in the classroom will impress students and enhance the overall learning experience.

Who watched the spectacular meteor shower last night? Did anyone else watch the lunar eclipse last night? Our SMS alerts will encourage students to participate by reminding them in advance of such events.

In addition to timely alerts, Space Text also provides trivia, quotes and tidbits that can make for great conversation starters during periods of sparse celestial activity.

Did you know the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies will merge in 2.5+ billion years?

Our belief is that such educational mobile alerts will become commonplace for teachers looking to improve the interactive nature of their classroom.

TextMovers is always interested to hear ways we can improve our mobile content and services for students and educators. If you have an idea that you would like to see developed, drop us a line.

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