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Student email is Dying, Long Live Student Email!

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The last few years, I’ve run into a struggle with students – they have stopped checking their student email. In fact, teenagers tend to spurn email communication in favor of social media, ┬ámessenger services, and text. This can be incredibly frustrating when you are trying to get in touch with a student outside of class (to schedule an appointment, touch base, ask a question, etc).

Today I’ve decided to implement an experiment based on the decline of email but the rise of the smart phone. If memory serves from my time as a teenager girl, it is physically impossible to separate a teenager from their smart phone. Today, I had all of the students take out their smart phones, set up their school email on it with push notification. Let the great experiment begin…