Teacher Review For Remind

In Elementary, a great way to touch base with students and parents about events and reminders

Jenny A.
Classroom teacher
Casita Center for Science/Math/Technology
Vista, CA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 3
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
The wonderful aspect of this app is that you can send out information to students AND parents about reminders such as events or a mistake in the homework without having to give out your phone number. I send out reminders for PTA fundraisers, homework corrections, homework (if homework was written down at school), changes in homework or flipped learning videos, and also event reminders such as Open House or Back to School Night. I thought it was great because you won't have to give out your phone number to students nor to parents but the tricky part that I found was that in case students or parents needed to contact you, it wouldn't be possible. Just yet.
My Take
I love this tool and I intend to use this next year! I wish that all teachers at my school would use it so that it would be a cohesive platform for families at our school. The drawback that I see are for parents or students who don't sign up for this tool. It's great if they sign up, but if they don't, they miss the opportunities to get reminders.