This summer as I was looking for new ways to integrate technology into our daily Kindergarten life, I read about Remind 101. This is a great tool to involve parents (and older students who have cell phones/email) with your classroom community.
Basically, you set up your account. You can either use your computer email or cell phone app (use them both interchangeably) and send parents a note telling them about the app!
When you set up your account, you get a "number" for parents to text to. Then, anytime, you can email/text parents reminders throughout the day/week/year! The best part is, neither party has the others cell phone number! So everyone still feels a sense of privacy.
I found this note that I printed off and sent in my "back to school" envelope to families. I can't wait to use this piece of technology this year!! Instead of writing notes for everyone, or using labels and putting them on students' shirts (which I will still probably do occasionally or if it is just for an individual student) I can just sent a quick text or hop on my email if there is a classroom party or music program, etc...!
Here is the letter I printed off for my parents!
How do you use technology to better your classroom?