Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo I just learned about Remind’s announcement that they’re adding a translation feature to their mobile apps. Remind’s translation function will allow parents and students to read your messages in Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, and English. The translations are powered by the Google Translate API which isn’t perfect, but it should be sufficient for conveying the meaning of your short messages. Remind’s translation option will be available later this fall.
In case you missed it last week, Remind now offers the ability for teachers to share classes. This means that if I am part of a teaching team, all of the colleagues can now send messages to students instead of having to rely on me to send the messages. To do this, I will simply have to add my colleagues as “owners” in my Remind classroom. Click here for complete directions for the process of sharing Remind classroom ownership.