Thursday, August 25, 2011

Remind101: Text your Students and Parents without ever giving your Number out! Brand New EdTech Company...

Create a Class. Share your Code. Send a Message

I've been speaking with Brett over the past few weeks about his new company, Remind101.  Brett and his brother, David, started this company together in effort to make it super simple for teachers to connect with their students and their student's parents.  I can honestly state that not only is Remind101 a tool that I'm VERY excited to start using, but also Brett is one of the sweetest and most genuine guys I've had the pleasure to work with - plus he's a graduate from MSU (Go State!).  

Click Here to 'meet the brothers,' see their photos, and find out why they started Remind101.

In my experience, some aspects of technology can be cumbersome.  This being stated, some avoid the use of tech integration simply because it isn't user-friendly.  Though I am a huge advocate for technology, I always stress to not get caught up in the sparkle of it but understand the objective you're working towards and then determine whether technology can become a tool to support your process.  

Remind101 does just this.

We all have to communicate with our student's families.

Imagine being able to send real-time messages to either your students or their parents... with the click of a button... fast, safe, easy!  No paperwork, lost sticky notes, messages that never reach home... 

Remind101 also stores your messages within the website.  No more stuffing file folders or recording notification logs or binders.  Now, you can simply have Remind101 do the work for you - and store/file the information for you.

That's my kind of tech tool!! Click Here to learn more and click here to see their blog.

After watching the short one minute video, I'm sure you're excited to sign up now!  Please click here to get started and sign up for your free account.  You'll also love that they've included a PDF file you can print off to send directly home with student's so that parent's can register, for free.  I love that I don't have to create this document... they guys have done it for us.  How sweet!

A brief bio from Brett...

Remind101 was started by brothers Brett & David Kopf, you can read about us here. Brett graduated from Michigan State University and David graduated from Depaul University. We recently moved the company to Palo Alto California and are focused on creating an exceptional product for teachers, so if there are any questions please don't hesitate to email Brett ( After speaking with 100's of teachers, we learned that there was no easy and safe way for teachers to stay connected with students or parents outside the classroom. We worked hand-in-hand with K-12 teachers and college professors to craft a product that is simple and fast.
Feel free to reach out!

I know Brett and David would be anxious to hear your feedback.  Please feel free to leave a comment below, and you can check out teacher testimonials by clicking here.  Be sure to sign up and get started... you'll love telling your friends about this, too.  They will be so thankful that they can also now send out mass messages with just one click and connect with their students, student's parents, or both - you pick when you click.  Enjoy! 

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  1. That is so cool! Thanks for sharing. ~Amanda @ The Teaching Thief

  2. You're most welcome! I think you'll love it! I can't wait to hear how it works for you.



  3. THIS is FREAKING amazing!!!! I am a teacher, thought of something like this just this morning and here I find EXACTLY what I am looking for! Hot damn!

  4. Erin,
    You always find the coolest technologies. THANKS so much for sharing. I am off to sign up for this one now.