Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Remind 101

"Communication is key." That phrase is cliche for a reason -- it's so true!

Remind 101 is a techy way to communicate with parents and students: it's a FREE service that allows the teacher to text message class members without ever revealing personal contact information. 

Here's an overview:


How do I get started?
  1. Go to www.remind101.com
  2. Click "sign up" and fill in the appropriate boxes. It's safe to enter your first name; when a message is sent to your classes, Remind101 will tell them it's from Mr. or Mrs. xxx (or Coach, Professor, Dr....whichever title you prefer!). 
  3. Create up to 10 classes. 
  4. Locate the "print instructions" link at the top of the website (or under "settings" or individual classes) and print out as many copies as you need to help students and parents know how to access your information. 
  5. Invite parents/students to subscribe to your updates. You can also subscribe to your own updates to test whether or not it's working and how it looks from your viewers' end. (I did this to get a  better feel for the website.)
Need more info? I wrote a blog post over it with some ideas about how to use Remind 101 in the classroom; feel free to check it out by clicking HERE

 


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5 comments:

  1. I love this! Communicating with parents is something I'm trying to work on this year. I'm going to introduce this at Curriculum Night to get all the parents on board. Thanks for sharing this.
    Kristin
    iTeach 1:1

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  2. Remind 101 is the best thing I've implemented in a REAL long time. The parents love it

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    1. What an encouraging comment! I'm glad it works so well for you and your class!

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  3. Christine from remind101 here! Thanks for this great post...especially your 1-5 steps. Might need to borrow those for some of our own docs ;)

    If anyone has questions please reach out: contact@remind101.com

    Best,
    C

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