Strong communication between teachers, students, and parents is a critical part of helping students be successful in the classroom.
Remind is a private mobile messaging platform that enables teachers to send Reminders to students and parents via text and email.
Teachers create a class in Remind from the website, iPhone or Android app. Students and parents do not have to visit the website; rather, they sign up from their phone by sending a text message or email, which is accommodating, even in low-income areas. Teachers can send broadcast messages to entire classes of students or parents or may message a subset of the class. The messages are one-way, so students cannot reply. The nature of the messages range from assignment Reminders and upcoming exams to last minute room changes or words of encouragement. Teachers can also schedule messages in advance and look back on their communication history, which is never deleted. Frequently, these messages contain attachments, such as pictures of the whiteboard, videos from a field trip or homework assignments.
The platform is designed to increase parental engagement which has been linked to increased student performance. One study showed teacher to family communication increased homework turn in by 42%, kept students more focused and increased participation.
Hopefully you can find ways to take advantage of this innovative website and app and improve communication with your class.