|Remind101 works on your mobile device.|
Remind101 is a safe, FREE way for teachers to text message students and keep in touch with parents. According to their Website, "Remind101 was built, in conjunction with educators, to solve communication obstacles between teachers, students and parents. Across all grade levels and institution types, Remind101 is a safe and simple communication solution to help teachers extend their classrooms."
Since I do not have any rosters or regularly scheduled classes - we have a flexible schedule in the library - I decided to use Remind101 as a club advisor. I created two "classes" using Remind101, one for computer club and one for the National English Honor Society. It was fast and easy. It took less than two minutes to sign up after I downloaded the Remind101 app. Remind101 can be used from the Website, iPhone app or Android app. I plan to use it for schedule changes, meeting and event reminders.
It's also easy for students and parents to subscribe. They never need to visit the Remind101 Website or create an account. They just send a text message or email to my Remind101 telephone number and send the access code, then I add them as users when they respond. After this initial text students and parents cannot reply to messages sent. Teachers cannot send individual messages to one student or parent. "Safety is a primary feature, teachers never see students/parents phone numbers, nor will students/parents see theirs."
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