Teacher Review for Remind

Great way to communicate with students and parents!

Katrina W.
Classroom teacher
Carole Highlands Elementary School
Takoma Park, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English-Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Practice
Whole class
Great with ELL
General
How I Use It
Many of the students and parents in our surrounding community speak Spanish or French. Remind is a great tool to communicate with them because of the ability to translate whatever you need to say into various languages. I use remind as a tool communicate important information with parents. I also use remind as a homework help for my students. They love the fact that they can "text me" to let me know when they don't understand part of the homework. I also run a cheerleading after school program. I use remind to let cheerleaders know when there is practice and what they need to do to prepare for practice.
My Take
I love this app. It is a great way to communicate with families. I love that I can communicate with non English speaking parents and children as well. I hope that this app helps keep the line of communication open with my students and their families. This helps them feel like a welcome part of my classroom community. One thing I wish was included was a way to connect students and their parents' names. For example when typing in names to add to a class it should have a space for parent name and student name. I've had to double check parent names on separate contact sheets to make sure I am talking to the right person.