Week 18: Remind
This week's Techy Tool is Remind... it's a free, safe, easy-to-use communication tool that has changed the ways teachers can connect with students and parents. Teachers and Administrators in our district and around the world have embraced Remind and use it regularly. If you haven't tried it yet, now's the time to learn more about it and consider using it with your classes next year!
- Go to www.remind.com and click Teacher sign up
- Enter your name, email address, and create a password. Click Complete sign up
- Create your first class and choose a unique class code
- From the Remind Dashboard, click the blue Add Students & Parents button
- As soon as you have subscribers, you can enter and send an announcement!
Connect Instantly, Safely, Efficiently, & Freely
- Sign up in 15 seconds or less to send messages to your entire class or individual subscribers.
- Safer than just sending text messages? YES. Teachers never see students' phone numbers, and the students never see theirs.
- Save time by sending one-way announcements or starting a chat.
- Reach students and parents for FREE, on any device.
- Send reminders about class assignments and tests.
- Send links to web resources including articles, videos, and more.
- Send daily homework assignments.
- Send reminders to students (and parents!) about field trips, school events, deadlines, yearbook orders, etc.
- Use the Attach feature to send photos of class events or student work (with permission) to the class or parents.
- Send an inspirational quote or a math problem of the day to students before class.
- ADMINISTRATORS can set up groups of staff and send reminders and announcements this way. Every teacher's favorite Remind message would be, "Wear jeans tomorrow!"
Want more help?
Remind has a YouTube Channel with several short, simple videos that walk teachers and administrators through all of the things you can do with your Remind account. Check it out to see how to send an announcement, send a chat, send messages to multiple classes, schedule a message for a future time, and even more.
What do you think?
Do you use Remind now? How do you like it? How do your students and/or parents like it? Leave comments and questions in the Comment Stream below.