Who: “A safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents.” – remind.com
How: Teachers sign up for a free account. Then create a class and have students/parents join the group. Teachers can have up to 20 groups/classes. Creating an account is simple and quick. Teachers can be up and running in under 5 minutes, ready to send their first reminder. Teachers can use the web interface or download the Remind app to their smart phone. Students can sign up to get reminder through their phone or via e-mail. Remind gives the teachers print off instructions to give their class.
When: Snow days, assignment reminders, motivational quotes, etc.. Anything a teacher would like to pass on to their students and parents. Students need to be 13 years or older.
Remind (formerly Remind101) is a great tool used by many teachers. This allows the teacher a safe way to communicate with their students. Using a LMS is fantastic, but if the student doesn’t log in, they may miss something. Remind allows teachers to send a message to a students cell phone. We are sure they will be checking that!