Remind is a wonderful communication tool that keeps getting better. It’s basic function is to provide a safe way for parents and teachers to communicate easily and efficiently. It keeps teacher phone numbers safe when sending group texts. It also keeps the numbers of the other recipients private in an effort to avoid those pesky residual group responses. Oh, but there is so much more!
Remind has lots of options. Setting up class lists is an easy process. Once you have created your class lists, you can send an announcement to the class. Messages can be delivered to any phone. Teachers can send a message in the moment or schedule it for later. You can also choose to allow two way communication. Teachers can see in real time who has received their messages
Announcements can include images or links to websites. Send tutorial videos to your students. Share photos, PDFs, files, and voice clips with your messages. You can also send out polls to get parent feedback pretty painlessly. Recipients are able to choose to receive messages via phone or email according to their personal preferences.
All in all, Remind does exactly what it sets out to do. It enhances school-to-family communication while protecting information.
I'm Natalie Davis, an ITRT in Richmond, VA. I taught first, second, and third graders in Richmond for 12 years before becoming an ITRT. I truly enjoy finding useful ways to breathe new life into lessons by integrating technology to help students achieve their learning goals. I am passionate about closing the digital divide by teaching our children to be consumers and creators of technology.