Texting to Google Voice

I’m a big fan of using Google Apps to enhance the classroom experience, and so are my students. By setting up a Google Voice account and sharing the provided phone number with my students, they can now text me brief questions, exit tickets, or schedule times to meet—all of which are forwarded to my inbox (not my personal phone).

To grab a free phone number, click over to https://www.google.com/voice‎. Be sure to de-select forwarding messages to your personal phone, and forward text messages to your email if you wish (see below).

Google Voice