I started using remind101 when it first launched 7 months ago. I enjoy how simple and effective the site is to use. A friend of mine also uses remind101 and states, “The
impact it’s had on my students turning in assignments and the amount of
time it has saved me is incredible.”
My friend, a middle school teacher, has a great story about remind101 that I would like to share. When I told her about the new app being launched, she couldn’t wait to explore the features. I asked her if she would do a brief write-up for my blog. I knew her story would connect with many of my readers.
A middle school teacher’s story…
using it [remind101] because there was a gap in the lack of communication between
myself as a busy teacher, my student and their parents. Sure, I saw
students everyday in class but after the bell rang at 4:00 or moreso on
the weekends, there was no way to communicate!
changes, quiz questions, permission slips…all the small todos added
up, and it was taking a lot of my time. Being that I’m a teacher and a busy mom, time is limited. I’m sure other teachers
remind101. It’s dead simple, literally took me 2 minutes to set up.
Also, the part I love the most is how easy it is for my students and
parents to signup. All have to do is opt in via text message. No
smartphone, no Internet connection, not computer. On top of that, no
phone numbers are shared and they track all the message history.
a big fan of remind101-it saves me time, is safe and students love
it….in their own words “we get to communicate how we want, that’s
remind101 Description: (per iTunes)
Remind101 provides a safe way for
teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents. It is
100% free and is used by over 200,000 teachers, students and parents to
send millions of messages every month.
FAST, SAFE & EASY
*Message your entire class of students or parents in seconds.
*Teachers never see students’ phone numbers. Students never see theirs.
*Students and parents join by sending a text message. No computer needed.
WHAT ARE TEACHERS SAYING?
*Revolutionized my approach to parent communication -Jessica D.
*Love it! Easy. Quick. Unique way of communicating with parents/students -Michael B.
*Communicating with a click from a mobile device is instant & saves me important teaching time! -Erin K.
*It has made a HUGE difference for many students in getting homework in on time -Craig N.
*Improved my students’ morale, behavior, AND grades! -Catherine F.
THE GOOD STUFF
*Unlimited students or parents
*Unlimited text messages
*No ads, ever.
*NBC. NPR. Huffington Post. Edutopia. Edweek.
*K-12, higher ed, coaches, principals…
You can click here to see how other teachers are using remind101!
Yes, I can’t wait to set this up for my class!
First: sign up for a Free remind101 account: click here
Next: After you’ve signed up for an account, get the app!
listen for bonus features in the video about freebies