New Research: Text Nudges Increase National Enrollment

New Research: Text Nudges Increase National Enrollment

Texting students in a school district or even across the entire state has a measurable impact on student enrollment and college persistence. But can you achieve similar results with a national campaign, texting hundreds of thousands of students across a variety of schools and backgrounds? Kelli Bird, Benjamin Castleman, Joshua Goodman, and Cait Lamberton recently released a working […]

See Us on Eduventures’ “Five Companies to Watch” List

See Us on Eduventures’ “Five Companies to Watch” List

Earlier this week, Eduventures released its quarterly 5 EdTech Companies to Watch report. Guess who made the list? That’s right – Signal Vine! We’re excited and honored to be recognized for our innovative approach to student engagement. Read the full list below. This quarter’s list highlights EdTech companies “that stand out for innovative approaches to fostering connectedness […]

CCCSE Report: Community Colleges and Financial Aid Borrowing

CCCSE Report: Community Colleges and Financial Aid Borrowing

Why do students borrow in risky ways, run out of money, default on loans, and then ultimately withdraw from school? It’s a common assumption that low-income students aren’t financially literate. The 2017 report from The Center for Community College Student Engagement reveals that there may be more nuanced reasons to explain why students experience financial troubles. Keep reading to […]

Health Education by Text Message: Results from Peer Health Exchange

Health Education by Text Message: Results from Peer Health Exchange

By now, you know that text messaging is a powerful way to reach students. Peer Health Exchange (PHE) is one of the latest organizations to experience the increased engagement of a text messaging program. PHE is a nonprofit organization committed to providing quality health education to students at high-need schools. Lisa Flynn and Anthony Sawyer from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School […]

#TextingTuesdays: Catching Up with Signal Vine’s CEO

#TextingTuesdays: Catching Up with Signal Vine’s CEO

It’s hard to believe that we’re almost a full month into 2017! In this week’s #TextingTuesdays video, CEO Brian Kathman shares his thoughts on the past year. Tune in to hear Brian talk about Signal Vine’s feature in The New York Times, our work with Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher program, and our partnership with the state of Texas. […]

In the News: Text Your Way to College

In the News: Text Your Way to College

A recent op-ed by David L. Kirp published in The New York Times examines how texting programs can nudge students towards better educational choices. Kirp focuses particularly on the use of texting interventions to reduce summer melt and to encourage students from all socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for college. The article cites several programs that use Signal Vine’s text messaging platform […]

Send Texts On-the-Go with New Android User App

Send Texts On-the-Go with New Android User App

Texting students from your phone is simple and secure with the new Android mobile app for Signal Vine users. You can now text your students from wherever you are. All you have to do is download the app! The app is easy to use and very similar to the web platform. Since you already know how […]

5 Ways to Use MMS

5 Ways to Use MMS

Texting with your students is more fun and effective than ever before with the addition of MMS to your Signal Vine account. What is MMS? It stands for Multimedia Messaging Service, meaning you and your students can share images, GIFs, and other multimedia files. Remember: a picture is worth a thousand words! GIFs make the world go ’round. MMS opens […]

6 Behavioral Researchers to Follow on Twitter

6 Behavioral Researchers to Follow on Twitter

 What better way to learn about happenings in the education world than Twitter? It’s filled with thousands of expert educators and researchers who are working hard to improve education. Here are six influential accounts you should follow on Twitter to stay on top of the latest developments in education-focused behavioral research: 1. Dr. Lindsay Page Dr. Page is an Assistant Professor of […]

Are You Sending Too Many Emails?

Are You Sending Too Many Emails?

Email is out. You know it, we know it, students know it. Michigan State University recently found out exactly why email stopped working with their students, leading university administrators to rethink their entire communication strategy. Students at MSU Were Receiving over 400 Emails Each Semester The project at MSU was simple: administrators across departments used colorful sticky notes to […]