The Impact of Stamps on Classroom Communication

Last August, we launched Stamps, an easy way for teachers to receive instant feedback on their Announcement messages. Since adding this simple feedback loop on Remind, we’ve seen teachers expand how they use the service both inside and outside of the classroom. For instance, in addition to using Remind for homework reminders or words of encouragement, teachers are also sending more interactive messages like pop quizzes, polls, or quick Q&As. In just six months, students and parents around the world have responded with over 6.5 million Stamps on their teachers’ messages โ€” demonstrating a real interest in more interactive communication.

Along with this interest, high Stamps usage is also linked to teacher, student, and parent engagement on Remind. We observed 300,000 teachers who received Stamps since the beginning of the school year, and found that classes with high Stamps usage demonstrate some interesting trends:

Teachers communicate more with their classes.
Teachers send messages 20% more frequently to their class in the following four weeks.

More students and parents join classes.
Classes with high Stamps usage add 60% more subscribers over the same four-week period.

‘Class participation’ increases.
The more students and parents respond with Stamps, the higher the probability that other subscribers in the class participate in the feedback loop.

The conclusion is that instant feedback is powerful. In addition to the impact we’re seeing on Remind, there is a growing body of research that outlines how quick mobile messages, or โ€œnudgesโ€, can help students from all backgrounds achieve. Whether your goal is to engage students, increase parent involvement, or strengthen your entire school community, we’re seeing educators around the world use Remind to make a real difference in classrooms โ€” and we’re inspired. ๐Ÿ™‚

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