Assess: TelegramMobile Collaboration OER
This instant messenger app lets you have a conversation with up to 200 people. You can send out a broadcast to up to 100 people. Telegram is committed to your privacy and has the option for “top secret” chats as well as auto destruct messages. You can access your messages from multiple platforms, including your home computer.
Pros & Cons
Pros: You can transfer any type of file, up to 1GB in size. Great privacy setting for classroom environments
Cons: At this time this isn’t a very popular messenger app and students might not feel like downloading and learning another messenger app
Telegram lets you communicate with students, parents, teachers or a whole school in a easy, fast and safe manner. Telegram can be used as a massive messaging board for all type of activities.
(a little biased video about why Telegram is better than WhatsApp)