Article from the New York Times about some simple but cost effective experiments that helped low income students. The experiments used texting as a way of 'nudging' both students and their parents with reminders and helpful hints.
It would help us hugely, I wish we had it, because DS has a short-term memory problem. As I have no access to his emails and texts and timetables because of the security settings, it is very frustrating.
Janerowena my daughter has her sons log in details for his college work so she can check he is taking notice of such things... I am guessing that she just asked him for it as he is aware a 'nudge' from Mum helps with his lack of memory/enthusiasm..
Ah... My DS is perhaps not keen on the idea, after so many years of me asking him about every detail of his life! He's doing ok as far as I am aware, but has twice forgotten to hand in work even though he has finished it, so misses out on points as they refuse to grade it.