3 Little Tech Tools


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Tech Tool #1




  • FREE
  • Group text without being IN a group text.
  • Private--no one knows your phone numbers
  • Schedule Texts (birthdays, parent reminders, holiday greetings)
  • Add attachments
  • Add voice memos
  • Insert Links
  • Text as few as 3 people. Great for reminders (pun intended) for smaller groups.
  • FREE

Click here for information about using Remind with Spanish speakers.

Apps for your phone:

Click here for the Remind App for iPhone.

Click here for the Remind App for Android.

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Tech Tool #2


This alternative is a good option for 1 iPad classrooms or ones where devices are limited.

As a teacher you need 3 things:

1. Smartphone or tablet with the Plickers App installed.

2. A printed set of Plickers cards.

3. Access to www.plickers.com from a computer connected to a projector.

Plickers is a rapid-response classroom polling tool that uses paper cards rather than mobile devices for student responses.

To conduct a poll, a teacher creates a question and projects it on-screen. Students hold up their custom response cards (each card is different), turning the cards in different orientations to indicate their answers (one side up for A, another side up for B, and so on). The teacher holds up a device (like an iPad or Android) and Plickers does two thing: 1. recognizes the students by name and 2. scans students’ responses, which are recorded. Responses can be automatically projected on a screen in the classroom, and teachers can track each student's responses over time.

Click here for more information from Plickers.

Plickers can be used by the teacher from an Android or iPhone/iPad. Apps are available from the website.

Tech Tool #3

QR Codes

Create a QR code for any URL. If a person has a device with a QR read app installed, they can scan the QR and get to the information.

QR Reader/Scanner:

i-nigma is my preferred QR reader. Click here for the Apple version.Click here for the Android version.

QR Creators:

You have to have a plan for efficiently creating QR codes. There are two quick ways:

Click here for information on how to create QRs.

Click here for information on helping parents understand QRs.

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