REMIND app & Review of WIRED year 2013-14

My students and I have really enjoyed used iPads in class and I definitely plan on utilizing them more next year.  Socrative and PuppetPals have been our favourites.

Everyone in the Science Department next year will be making more use of the iPads because we are getting new toys, ooops EQUIPMENT! that can be hooked up to iPads to enhance function.

I would like to introduce a very useful app that 20% of American teachers are using.  It’s called REMIND (used to be called Remind101).

REMIND is a website that offers teachers a free, safe and easy-to-use way to connect instantly with students and parents.I signed up months ago and created classes but haven’t actually used it with students yet. I plan on trying it in the Fall.

“Teachers can send or schedule reminders, motivational messages, photos or documents directly to students’ and parents’ phones. Interactions are safe because phone numbers are always kept private and messages are one-way only.

Remind provides students and parents an easier way to stay informed outside of the classroom. Students and parents can download the app and opt-in to receive messages faster with push notifications, so they never miss a beat!

Teachers, students and parents can all use Remind today, for free. Save time, engage students and involve parents with Remind.”

Have a great summer everyone!

 

Suzanne

 

 

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