Remind Partners with NET to Expand Learning Beyond Classroom

News Release Date: 
November 20, 2017

Remind Partners with NET to Expand Learning Beyond Classroom

LINCOLN, Neb. (Nov. 20, 2017) Remind, a K-12 communication platform that allows teachers, parents and students to connect via their mobile devices, announces a partnership with NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations. 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 percent 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 NET with students and parents with a single click of a button.

On NET’s Virtual Learning Library (Nebraska’s PBS LearningMedia site) a new button on each resource page will enable them to share free NET resources directly with parents and students via Remind. Through this innovative effort, NET 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 NET is to support the entire learning ecosystem–including kids, parents, and educators,” said Mark Leonard, NET’s General Manager/CEO. “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.” 

Along with NET, Remind partners include Quizlet, 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.”

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CONTACT: Sandi Karstens, 402-470-6578, skarstens@netNebraska.org

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations

NET is Nebraska's statewide public media service dedicated to creating opportunities for Nebraskans to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. NET serves each of Nebraska’s 93 counties with 52,560 hours of programming each year on four television and two radio channels, plus online and mobile content. In addition to providing free, high-quality educational programming for children, NET provides programming in the arts, award-winning news and current affairs information and emergency alert services. For more information about NET, visit netNebraska.org.

 

About Remind

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.