The Remind App.
Remind is a simple free communication tool that you can use with your classes to create a group texting environment that allows you to communicate with your students without sharing personal phone numbers. It can be driven from your phone or your computer. The application allows you to send out short announcements or reminders and will notify your students that they have a Remind message that has arrived. Though broadcast messages are short, The app allows you to have in-depth conversations with individual students When responding you can limit student interaction with each other so they can only respond to you as the teacher with text replies.
Remind communicates with students in the environment that they are most comfortable with, their cell phones.
Category: Project Management
Trello is a free project management software that I adopted for my classes to disseminate tasks for the students in the business classroom. This was a game changer for me to go essentially paperless. This program allows students to work on company assignments in the classroom and also at home. Once they are invited to the company Trello account they can work on tasks, turn in work, and communicate with other company employees it is a closed system so the public has no direct access to the to the student project management system. Watch the video to the left to see how I used it in the classroon.
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