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?
- Go to www.remind101.com.
- 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!).
- Create up to 10 classes.
- 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.
- 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.)