Using Google Voice to document parent conferences

Be sure to watch the video about this at the bottom.

I am very excited about the possibilities with Google Voice.  After waiting about two months, I finally received an invitation today.  It is basically like having a phone number that does not connect students/parents to your personal life. And it emails you transcripts of your voicemails. Therefore, you can always have a record of student/parent phone messages.  Or you can record the actual calls as documentation (check on local laws for that).  I believe that as long as you say you are going to record the call, you are okay.

Here are all the things Google Voice does:

First, you get a number that you pick from a list.  Mine incorporates my school’s initials.  I decided on that so that it would be easy to remember.  When people call my my Google Voice number, it goes to my cell phone, where I can do all of the following:

(ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAME FROM THE GOOGLE VOICE WEB PAGE.

 

One number for all your calls and SMS

 

Voicemail as easy as email, with transcripts

 

More cool things you can do with Google Voice