Hottest EdTech Tools of 2017

#5 of the 82 Hottest EdTech Tools of 2017 According to Education Experts –

Tutora posted the 82 Hottest EdTech Tools of 2017. I have decided to post re each, and we start with #5 on the list:

5. Remind – School Communication Shouldn’t Be So Hard

As nominated by Alex Corbitt and Andoni Sanz.

Remind is a classroom messaging app that helps teachers, students, and parents communicate quickly and efficiently. By connecting school communities, Remind makes it easy for everyone to succeed together. Based in San Francisco, Remind is used by more than 20 million people in 90% of school districts in the United States.

Whilst many organisations are starting to embrace technology to communicate with school stakeholders, messages typically end up being split across an array of channels. Facebook messages, WhatsApp groups, individual text messages or emails – the list goes on.

Remind removes the tedious process of remembering which message came from which person on which platform. Contacts can reach each other directly, schedule reminders, include attachments and see read-receipts – all with translation in 70 languages!

Remind is a great example of an alternative application of technology to support the wider community involved with schooling and education.

“My coworkers and I use remind to keep students and families updated about upcoming projects, events, and assessments. Our parent outreach is better than ever before and our students have demonstrated significant academic gains as a result.” – Alex Corbitt

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