Skip to main content

Appy Friday! I was reminded to remind teachers about Remind.


At a Pacific first grade meeting this week, Paula Noda was reminded what a great app Remind is. She added the Remind app to her iPad last year and used it with her class to get out those important last minute reminders about activities throughout the year. The beauty of the app is that it sends your texts to the people who have subscribed to your class, but your phone number is kept private and the messages are sent with no open replies. It’s a one-way text message!
Teachers might want to consider getting the app, signing up for an account, and then asking parents to sign up at Back to School Night. I seem to remember that Remind even sets you up with the flyer instructing your parents on how to sign up.
Learn more here.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Book Creator: Elegance In Its Simplicity

Let me tell you something. Book Creator has become an instant favorite of mine this year. I've used it in the past, but maybe I just wasn't ready for it until now. You know, kind of like vegetables. Anyhow, I've used it with students on iPads and Chromebooks, both without any issues and with various grade levels as well. I recently taught some second graders how to create animal eBooks on Chromebooks, and they picked it up almost instantly. With a small learning curve for both teachers and students, you should give Book Creator a look see.  After reading the compelling paragraph above, I'm guessing that you think you have to pay for Book Creator. Well, for the first time in your life, you're wrong! It's free. Teachers get one free library that includes 40 books with unlimited pages. Click here for more pricing options.
The word on the street is that Book Creator is only geared for elementary students, but don't believe the gossip. This bad boy is absolutely a…

50 Ways to Use Screencastify

A screencast is a cool video recording of your computer screen and usually includes audio narration and sometimes, if you're lucky, a webcam window of the radical creator of said video. You know what I'm talking 'bout.

Over the past year, the Screencastify team has scoured the internet and talked to a ton of teachers in search of the best classroom screencasting ideas out there. This ebook is a collection of their favorite activities that can be implemented by any teacher. The latest version of this book at screencastify.com/ebook. And if you think that's all I've got for you, then you're horribly mistaken. Here's a link to Screencastify's tutorial page:Screencastify Tutorial Library.

Using Google Drawing in the Classroom

Links to Examples:

CUE 2017 Presentation by Nancy Minicozzi and Lisa Nowakowski

The One and Only Ivan Digital Drawings
InstructionsExampleCalifornia State Seal Interactive Learning Activity

Winter Break Posters
ExamplesInstructions

Courtesy of Paula Noda