Are you looking for a tool you can use to deliver quick messages to large groups, such as parents, students, or even teams of teachers? Remind could be the solution you are seeking. Remind offers the ability to deliver mass communication via text and e-mail. Characters are limited to 140 or less, but there is also an option to send attachments and voice clips.
While delivering need-to-know information regarding your class is the obvious purpose, here are some other ideas for using Remind as a teaching tool.
- Send an “Ask your child about . . .” message to parents to encourage and support those “What did you do in school?” conversations.
- Attach your class syllabus, review information, or even homework assignments to keep parents in the know and ensure students have access to important documents.
- Take photos of anchor charts or other student work and attach as Remind messages to give parents insight and students repetition.
- Send additional learning challenges to students using attached photos, videos, or voice clips. Involve students in the process of creating the challenges you will send.