Tell Your Story
Tots and Tech 2015
It's new. It's COOL. It's clunky. It's for Chrome
Before we create the story, how do you tell it?
- 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.
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.
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.
Click here for information on helping parents understand QRs.
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.
So what do we use?
Smore is an a simple yet "professional" looking digital flyer. It is "Freemium." Educators can get a rate of $39 around the beginning of the school year. A free account allows you to create five. The analytics found in the settings would be useful in a summative for documentation of parent connections.
Tackk is also a digital flyer. It is free and has more of a social media experience in it. Tackks allow you to create password protected flyers as well as customize the URL. There are +s and -s when comparing it to Smore. It's a great tool.
Replay is a simple iPad/iPhone video app. Upload images and video, add text or title slides, insert music (optional), and produce a "professional" video by posting to social media or sharing the link (see above-Remind/QR code).
Stupeflix is a web-based video creator (and is the brother to Replay). Simple. Upload images and video, add text or title slides, insert music (optional), and produce a "professional" video by posting to social media or sharing the link (see above-Remind/QR code). Educators can manage 100 student accounts for free.
PowToon gives users tools to create animated and slideshow presentations. Anyone can sign up for free with an email address; teachers can buy a classroom account for up to 60 students. Once signed in, users can design presentations using ready-made templates or start from scratch. Both options allow unlimited customization by adding text, images, simple animations, enter and exit effects, and more. Images are organized by styles; for example, the marker style offers visuals that seem as though they're whimsically drawn with a marker.