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Remind 101

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Remind 101

Remind 101

 

I came across a new app that is promising for the classroom called Remind101. It is a free, safe messaging service for teachers to communicate with students without sharing personal cell phone numbers. Teachers create an account and create a class or group. The app will create a unique class identifier for students to sign up to receive text or email alerts. The Instructor only needs to give students the email or phone number with the unique identifier and the students can email or text to subscribe. Faculty only needs to open the app to send a message to the group. Messages can be sent immediately or schedules for later delivery.

This app is great for sending gentle reminders to the class about upcoming exams or class activities. It can be used on the iphone or android, or the ipad. There is a cloud component to help you organize classes and manage subscribers. Most reviews rate it 4 out of 5 stars. Check it out today at https://www.remind101.com/.

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Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

February 13, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Posted in Classroom Technology, Cool Finds, iPad

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SlideShark

SlideShark

SlideShark is app for viewing and sharing PowerPoint presentations on the cloud, iPad or iPhone. Presentations play with animations, fonts, colors and graphics. Unfortunately, according to the website, the app does not support audio files, but surprisingly it does support embedded videos.

The basic version allows you to share presentations via social media or email. The free version works well, but you have the ability to upgrade for additional features such as space, view tracking, and teams.

SlideShark is easy to use, simply upload your presentation to the cloud, and it is available for downloading and viewing on your mobile device. It is the perfect way to present your slides on the go or in the classroom. The free app can be downloaded from the app store or you can visit the website at https://www.slideshark.com/Default.aspx.

 

Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

February 5, 2013 at 10:54 am

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