With technology becoming more and more prevalent in the classroom, it seems that the term “smartphone” has taken on a whole new meaning and provides countless classroom tools.
Remind was started by two brothers in Chicago who noticed a problem with the communication between parents, teachers, and students and recognized text messaging as a key form of communication. Each class is assigned a code and students (and parents) subscribe to their class to receive notifications and updates from their teachers through their cell phones. The phone numbers of both the students and the teachers are not visible, making this service safe and easy. Click to learn more about how Remind works.
Socrative is a service that strives to make learning more interactive and engaging. Teachers initiate activities, such as multiple-choice questions or an exit ticket, using students’ smart phones or laptops. Teachers log in and control the questions that are sent out to the students and immediately receive the feedback and results.
These are two of many classroom tools that successfully merge technology and education to create a more interactive and engaging learning experience for students and teachers alike.
Written by: Editorial Team, My Learning Springboard, Inc.