A safe way for teachers to text message students and keep in touch with parents.
Description by Christine Garland of Remind 101
"Remind101 is a free, safe messaging service for teachers to communicate with students and parents via text or email. Teachers sign up for an account, create classes or groups, gather subscribers, and start messaging. This is all done without ever sharing their personal cell phone number, or collecting phone numbers from their students or parents.
"Teachers are now using the service for all sorts of reminders from, “Don’t forget to bring $20 and your signed field trip form tomorrow,” to “Biology test Fri. Study chapter 9 extra hard!” to “I’m so proud of how hard you’ve all been working! Keep it up,” the uses are endless, and the more they use it, the more they seeresults.
"Parents love it too. Between classroom websites, calendars, emails and newsletters…they’ve got a lot to keep up with. And all this is between their day-to-jobs, familial obligations, chores, dinner, etc. With Remind101 parents get a quick snapshot of what their kids are learning and how they can help keep them on track…straight to the one tool they always have on them, their cell phone.
"Remind101 was built to make it ridiculously simple for teachers to navigate the ever increasing technology adoption (and sometimes distraction), and communicate with students and parents. Remind101 makes staying connected as simple as sending a text!"
Via Jim Lerman