This year, I have been asked by colleagues at my school, "What one tech tool would you recommend I use in my classroom?" As a high school math teacher and former AP teacher, the winner was clear: Remind.
For those of you who have been keeping up with my work, you will know I completed an entire action research project on tech tools teachers can use to promote homework completion. You can find the resulting paper here. *Spoiler alert: the most effective tool I used was Remind.
So, what exactly makes it so magical?
Remind is a communication tool teachers can use to send group text messages to their student without anyone having to exchange cell phone numbers. Teachers can send text messages, attachments, and audio messages to their entire class from from a web browser of their cell phone. A new feature added last spring was the chat feature, where teachers can communicate through individual messages with students during set office hours. It is a one-stop shop for communicating with your student with the tools they have on their person at all times. What more could any teacher ask for? Text is how students communicate and Remind is the perfect way to use the tools they love to support their learning.
The follow is a list of some of the ways I use Remind.
What one tech tool would you recommend? How do you use Remind? Please share in the comments below!
Mattea Garcia is a passionate educator dedicated to improving instruction by utilizing technology. This blog is dedicated to reflections on educational technology tools, instructional coaching, and educational equity.