I started using remind101 when it first launched last year. 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."
Since then, the developers have not rested on their laurels, continuing to develop new ways in which we can safely communicate with important groups. This summer, remind 101 has launched their free app, which provides another avenue of communication for those ever-so-connected teachers, players, and parents. They have also begun support for Canadian phone numbers.
As the new school year begins and you meet parents for the first time, it's the perfect opportunity to discuss with them how they would like to receive communication from their student's class - and remind101 is a great way to make it happen.
I'm so excited to recommend this app to Kleinspiration friends because Brett, a personal friend, and his brother have worked so hard to get this little project ready for teachers. I've been working alongside Brett before the app launched to test the features while the product was in beta - how fun! I'm honored to have such innovative buddies in the Valley. The app is a great tool and is a direct reflection of how in tune to their audience the team at remind101 is. We asked for an app-and they gave it to us.
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!
Then: Check out remind101's Back-to-School Blog!
listen for bonus features in the video about freebies