Feeling stressed out with projects, lesson planning, emails, phone calls, to-do lists, events, and everything else you are balancing on your plate? Have no fear! There are some great resources out there to help you organize your life.
Remind is a free messaging tool that allows students, parents, and educators to communicate easily inside and outside of the classroom. Teachers can create class lists to organize their participants into specific groups. This tool is perfect for daily homework reminders, test/quiz reminders, and class updates. You can choose to message the whole group or select specific participants. Users can opt to receive the messages via email, text, or through the Remind app. There is a new chat feature which is awesome for quick communication. I use this app on a weekly basis with my Geometry and Algebra students and they love it! I have also used it for test/quiz reminders, book reminders, Quizlet review links, and even IEP meeting reminders. You can even plan ahead and schedule reminders to send at specific times on certain days. Try out this free program in your classroom and you will not be disappointed.
Wunderlist makes getting stuff done easy! Wunderlist is simple and clean, making it easy to organize to-do lists for your professional or personal life. Wunderlist puts all tasks in order which is helpful with deadlines coming up. You can add sub-tasks, notes, and files to each task in Wunderlist. In addition, it keeps the tasks after you finished them in a completed list. There is a chime that rings after you finish a task on your list. You can use the website or download the app to your phone. You can share lists with other to collaborate (shopping lists, party planning, etc.) and the app will update if they have finished any tasks on the list. This app is a game changer! It has organized my life more than any sticky note could ever do and I love it. I even created a summer bucket list, must see movie list, and a book list. #TeamWunderlist