I'm sure you've all seen the poster in the library about essential apps. I'm also sure many of you never really thought about what benefit these could have in your school career. Well, I've done the research for you on these 7 apps! Each one will be posted on separate posts, for your convenience and mine.
First up is one you've probably used, or at least heard of, Remind. This app is a free, easy, and safe way for teachers to send one-way messages to their students. Formerly called Remind101, this app makes it possible for teachers to send out test date reminders, or a notification that class will be in the computer lab.
On the Remind app, not only are personal numbers never shared, but you can access message history whenever you need to. In a Harvard study, when there was regular communication between teachers and families, homework completion increased by 42%, and rates of teacher redirection decreased by 25%.
The app is available on iTunes, and the Google store, and parents and teachers alike agree that it improves a student's overall performance. Students have also said that it helps out a lot of they forgot a test, and the get a Remind notification from their teacher reminding them about the date.
If you're a student who regularly forgets assignments, I highly recommend using this app if your teacher does. You may very well see some positive results on those 5 and 10 week grades!
-written by Meghan Hansen