Posts tagged #communication

Google Drive

Google Drive

Google Docs and Google Drive allow teachers and students to share and collaborate on files. Users can use the chat function to communicate while they work together on a file—regardless of where they are. There is even a hangout add-on that allows users to communicate via webcam while working on a document. Drive stores files and allows access on any internet-equipped device, including Chromebook and Ipad, which are commonly used in classrooms.

Posted on November 19, 2014 .


If in a classroom where students are provided tablets or computers, this app would be awesome. Teachers can create or download interactive presentations and then share those interactive lessons with the students. Students can submit responses through any mobile device or computer and a teacher can see their work in real time. These responses can be measured on an individual or class basis – which would be a great assessment tool.

Here’s how it works:

First teachers will need to create or download a presentation. Teachers can integrate quizzes, videos, polls, drawing tools, audio, slideshows, etc. into their presentations to promote student interactions. These presentations can be shared through “teacher mode” to the student devices or with colleagues. Once the teacher has opened their presentation, students may now launch the app and sign in with their first and last name. With this login information, teachers will be able to view student responses in real time. As the teacher scrolls through the presentation, the students’ presentations will sync without the student even having to swipe. I think the thing I like the most about this app is that it makes the teacher mobile. If the teacher has a device with his/her presentation on it and students all have access to a device with the same presentation, there is no need for a teacher to be stuck in the front of the room at the interactive white board. Teachers can now walk around the room as they give their presentation without having to sacrifice the interactive portions of their lesson.

Posted on November 5, 2014 .


Remind is a FREE service that lets teachers send one-way messages via SMS, push notifications, or email to everyone involved with a class (students & parents). Remind keeps all phone numbers private, while making it a lot easier to stay in touch about the class. Remind is compatible with IOS and Android; it is also available online.


There is a plethora of ways to use Remind in and outside of the classroom. A few examples include: Send students trivia and warm-up questions before class (bell ringers); Schedule ahead assignment deadline reminders; Send daily homework assignments (great for sending make-up work to absent students); Send parents topics of what students are learning in class. Remind is a great way to increase homework turn-in rates and parent involvement.


Here’s how it works:

1.) Create an account with your email and password.

2.)Create your first class.

3.)Invite your students and parents to subscribe to your class.

4.)Send your first message.


It’s that easy!!!! Plus there are tons of resources at to walk you through the process step-by-step. There are even downloadable letters to send to parents or administrators explaining what Remind is and how to use it.

Posted on November 3, 2014 .