Just as the summer solstice was coming to a close, a newly designed app from the popular text messaging service Remind (Formerly Remind101) was making it's way to the app store. Packed with some pretty awesome features, the Remind App, (available for both Apple and Android platroms, brings all of the great features of the desktop version right to your finger tips. In case you haven't heard about Remind... Several years ago, mobile apps and cell phones were on the rise and starting to become a staple in classrooms around the world. Teachers needed a way to quickly communicate with students and parents and wanted to be able to do so safely. Remind provides teachers and parents the perfect platform to send one way messages to a large group of people. After creating a free account, teachers can set up their classes and provide students and parents simple class code. Students and Parents can receive messages from the teacher by either SMS text message or by email. One of the best
How do we measure learning beyond knowledge of content? Finding that winning combination of criteria can prove to be a complicated and sometimes difficult process. Schools that are pushing boundaries are learning that it takes time, a lot of conversation, and a willingness to let students participate in that evaluation.