Over the last winter break, I requested access to Google Voice. I was accepted and set up the best number I could think of where the last four numbers spell BOOK. Perfect for a reading teacher, right? My thinking when setting up the number was:
Now my students can contact me outside of school if they need to, they're not using my home or cell number, and Google keeps a record of everything.
During the school year, some of the readers I roped into reading early on would text me in the evening if they finished their book and ask me to bring another to school for them the next day. I'm sure they thought I was weird, but this made me ecstatic.
Yesterday, I had the following conversation with a student (edit: when I was having the conversation, I wasn't sure who the student was. Looking back at my Google Voice records, now I know.)