Links for Social Networking and Communication
Remind: Safe Classroom Communication - Remind (formerly Remind101) offers teachers a free, safe and simple way to instantly text students & parents. Teachers, coaches, or administrators can send reminders, assignments, homework, assessments, or motivational messages directly to students' & parents' phones. Messaging is safe because phone numbers are kept private.
Create a Webpage - Contact Instructional Technology Coordinator for instructions on how to create a webpage for your classes linked to the PISD Website
The Teacher Guide to Twitter - Twitter has proven itself to be an indispensable tool for educators around the globe. Whatever skill level you may be, Twitter is downright fun and worth your time. So here’s a useful guide from Edudemic’s archives.
ClassDojo - A tool used by millions of teachers, parents and students to improve student behavior and build character strengths, at school and at home. Teachers can invite students and parents into the system to collaborate on building positive behavior, and it is free for teachers.
Ringya - Communication for Groups - Quick & easy setup of any size groups with voice, text and email communication with any or all group members, even those without a smartphone!. Ringya – Real Groups, Real Communications, Real Easy!
Simply Circle - No more confusing email threads, lost paper flyers, and unnoticed sign-up sheets - Simply Circle organizes all teacher communication in a convenient online hub, while parents get daily and weekly email reminders for everything they need. Everyone stays in the loop, and teachers have more time to focus on their students.
GroupMe - Set a group for school, each class, with select families that require detailed communication, and more.
Edmodo - This app makes a teacher’s daily life easier by providing a safe and easy way for teachers and students to engage and collaborate for free, anytime, anywhere.
Schoology - Schoology is the ultimate way to manage lessons, engage students, share content, and connect with other educators.
Google+ - Create a closed Google+ community to share classroom info, message with parents, curate student work, and more.
TeacherKit - Class Organizer, Teacher Planner, Gradebook, Assignment List, Attendance and Student 's Grade - Over a million educators worldwide trust TeacherKit with managing their time and activities. TeacherKit helps you organize classes and students easily. Create a seating chart, record attendance, log behavior, and track grades all with few taps. TeacherKit lifts the headache of routine administration, allowing you to focus on what really matters to you – teaching.
Been for Education - Innovative site for social learning that allows educators to surf and collaborate on the web with their students in a safe environment where educators create/manage student account