CHICAGO (CBS) — A smartphone app has been touted as a great communications tool for teachers, and could get a lot more use now that schools are getting back in session.
It’s called “Remind”, and it’s a tool that helps teachers communicate more with students and their parents – all without divulging personal cellphone information.
Lake View High School chemistry teacher Kevin Cram said he has used Remind for the past couple of school years, although last year he used it much more than the year before.
Cram said he regularly sends students reminders about homework assignments, or about upcoming quizzes and tests.
“It sends a message right to their phone; whatever you want them to know – homework due tomorrow, or quiz on chapter two,” he said.
Students also can use the app to ask their teacher a question.