"If you just communicate, you can get by. But if you communicate skillfully, you can work miracles."
Teacher communication with students and parents has changed drastically since I was in school! No longer are we limited to pen and paper or a rotary phone but instead we evolved to email and voicemail. Now for the next level of communication.....Remind App.
Remind app is a way to communicate with students and parents on their smartphones. Teachers can send reminders about upcoming tests, connect with absent students, answer students' questions, or have a private conversation with parents. It's also possible to share photos or attach documents. (Remind is certified FERPA compliant.)
Having an affinity for history, I can't help but share how Remind started. In 2009 Brett Kopf, a student at Michigan State University, launched the first version. He was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD in fifth grade and wanted a program that could help him stay engaged with schoolwork. Remind has evolved since 2009 but the basic foundation never changed....communication. (https://goo.gl/Kma1Q9)
Listed below are some of the Remind App features. Keep in mind that you can use your computer, tablet, or smartphone to communicate. Below is a tutorial to get you started or I can help you get started as well.