Written by: Hannah Schobel
Date: November 16, 2017
Arlington, VA – November 16, 2017 – Remind, a K-12 communication platform that allows teachers, parents, and students to connect via their mobile devices, today announced a partnership with PBS, Quizlet and other leading education companies. The new partnership feature, Share on Remind, is an effort geared toward connecting educators and students with the resources that help them teach and learn.
Used in more than 90% of U.S. public school districts, Remind currently supports 27 million monthly active users, including more than half of all full-time teachers in the country. Now, with the Share on Remind feature, educators can share resources from PBS, Quizlet and more with students and parents with a single click of a button.
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On PBS LearningMedia, which more than one million educators used last month, a new button on each resource page will enable them to share free PBS resources directly with parents and students via Remind. Through this innovative effort, PBS will offer educators the opportunity to seamlessly share contextualized educational public media materials such as videos and interactives, further strengthening the school-to-home connection. Research has shown that the more connected these two important components of a student’s life, the more educators, parents, and students themselves benefit.
“Our goal at PBS is to support the entire learning ecosystem–including kids, parents, and educators—by catalyzing learning moments,” said Sara Schapiro, Vice President, PBS Education. “This new partnership with Remind is an important step in helping us deliver on that commitment by allowing educators to easily share resources with parents to strengthen learning at home, bridging home and school to propel learning outcomes for kids across America.”
On Quizlet, the Share on Remind button will similarly allow teachers to share content study sets.
“By partnering with Remind, we’re helping teachers share resources with students more efficiently. That means they can spend more time teaching and less time managing technology,” said Andrew Sutherland, Quizlet founder, and CTO. “That’s a win for teachers, Remind and Quizlet.”
Along with PBS and Quizlet, Remind partners include Duolingo, Brilliant, Educents, Educreations, Flipgrid, Front Row, Kaizena, NearPod, Newsela, Quizizz, and Signup.
“For many educators, giving every student the opportunity to succeed means extending learning beyond the classroom—often with digital content,” said Remind CEO Brian Grey. “To date, Remind has already delivered nearly 1 billion documents, links and other resources. Making it even easier for educators to share these materials with students and parents is the clear next step, and we’re excited to partner with some of the leading companies in education.”
Remind is a communication platform that helps every student succeed. Founded in 2011, Remind allows school and district administrators to reach and engage with their communities and connects educators and families with the tools that help them teach and learn. Investors include First Round Capital, GSV, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, and Social Capital.
PBS, with nearly 350 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital content. Each month, PBS reaches nearly 100 million people through television and nearly 28 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS’ broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry’s most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. Decades of research confirms that PBS’ premier children’s media service, PBS KIDS, helps children build critical literacy, math and social-emotional skills, enabling them to find success in school and life. Delivered through member stations, PBS KIDS offers high-quality educational content on TV – including a new 24/7 channel, online at pbskids.org, via an array of mobile apps and in communities across America. More information about PBS is available at www.pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org websites on the internet, or by following PBS on Twitter,Facebook or through our apps for mobile and connected devices. Specific program information and updates for press are available at pbs.org/pressroom or by following PBS Pressroom on Twitter.
Quizlet is the largest user-generated consumer learning platform in the U.S., using activities and games to help 30 million students practice and master what they’re learning each month. Quizlet was founded in 2005 by then-high-school-student Andrew Sutherland to study for a French exam. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and is backed by Union Square Ventures and Costanoa Ventures. For more information, please visit www.quizlet.com.
Source : http://wosu.org/wosu-classroom-blog/remind-partners-pbs-quizlet/