Remind: Safe Classroom Communication
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Remind (formerly Remind101) offers teachers a free, safe and simple way to instantly text students & parents. Teachers, coaches, or administrators can send reminders, assignments, homework, assessments, or motivational messages directly to students' & parents' phones. Messaging is safe because phone numbers are kept private. Teachers save time because they can send quick, one-way Announcements, or opt-in to Chat for personalized communication with a student or parent. For students and parents, Remind provides an easier way to stay informed outside of the classroom.
Teachers, students, and parents can download the Remind app to stay connected more easily. If you love Remind, share it with your colleagues or write a review!
BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK: “Jessica D, a teacher in Louisiana, uses Remind daily to brief parents on whether their children did well in class and what their homework is for the night. She says the app has led more students to complete their homework and even credits it with improving scores on standardized tests. “The word I use is ‘transform,’ ” she says. “It transformed my classroom. And I think it made me a better teacher.”
PARENTING: According to a study conducted by Harvard University, on average, teacher-family communication increased the odds a student completed their homework by 42% and decreased instances in which teachers had to redirect students' attention to the task at hand by 25%. Parent-teacher communication is clearly key to a student's success, and Remind can help.
BUZZFEED: “...SMS allows the app to be used by parents without smartphones. Brett Kopf said that Remind’s features have proved especially popular in low-income districts, where parent engagement is a key issue for teachers, and parents’ sometimes erratic work schedules can make it difficult to get in touch by phone.”
What's New in Version 5.0.1
* Introducing Chat! Teachers can opt-in to start a Chat with a student or parent
* Teachers can set Office Hours to manage communication
* Teachers, students, and parents can easily pause/resume conversations
* Chat & Announcement History are available, along with new reporting tools to stay safe
* Now send Announcements to 1 or more subscribers, instead of the 3 person minimum
* New clearer icons indicate how subscribers are receiving teacher's messages
* Fixed unread messages notifications and our iOS 7.0 composer view
Middle School Teacher who loves this app
I've used this app during the past year for my 7th Grade Life Science classes. It works well because you can remind students of homework or stuff to bring to class. It's really great for those days when you are sick because you can send out an early remind of the changes for the day and what students should bring to be prepared for the substitute teacher. The new chat feature is great as well. Neither the students nor you have each other's numbers. Students can safely ask you questions during the office hours you set. All of the texts are recorded and saved for easy printing later on! Love, love, love this app! Highly recommended!
Easy and works
I'm a softball coach and this is the second season I've been using this app to quickly communicate updates to my players' families. It is so easy to use as a coach and easy for parents to enroll. I use the app all the time, but also use the web-based interface.
Many of my coaching friends have started using Remind per my recommendation. I can't say enough about the ease-of-use and the utility of the service.
Anyone needing to quickly communicate with a large number of people should absolutely consider this service without hesitation.
I love Remind
I tried Remind for the first time this year, and I am hooked. Being able to send messages to parents by text message is highly effective, and more reliable than sending notes home with students. I teach elementary band and orchestra, and my classes get cancelled if I am absent. With Remind I could instantly notify parents that class was cancelled, and students with before-school practice were especially appreciative of the advance notice. I love Remind!
- Category: Education
- Updated: Apr 11, 2015
- Version: 5.0.1
- Size: 19.4 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Seller: Remind101, Inc.
- © Remind
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.