Teacher Review For Remind

Great Tool To Text Reminders and Study Links to Students

Jodi T.
Classroom teacher
Beveridge Magnet Middle School
Omaha, NE
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My Grades 7
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Remind is a great way to send a text reminder to students and parents about upcoming test or deadlines. It works anonymously in the sense that you are not using your own cell number to push out the notifications. You can customize it to receive messages back (which I have been told is helpful for coaches who need to exchange texts with students) or you can turn of the exchange function. You can also schedule a text to go out on a certain date and time from either the web or the phone app. I print up the instructions on how to sign up for this service and hand that out at open house and conferences. Students and parents have remarked how helpful it is to be reminded of an upcoming test and many said they wished "other teachers: would use it".
My Take
Because you can send links with your text messages, this tool is more than just a way to remind a student or a parent about an upcoming deadline. You can send links to your files or to enhanced material for further discussion in the classroom. This product is very versatile!