Thursday, August 1, 2013

Remind 101

With our new multi-measure evaluations in PA, one of my goals was to boost parent communication. I used to send out mass e-mails which was time consuming and not everyone checks their e-mails regularly. But do you know what most people do check regularly? TEXT MESSAGES! Now I'm sure you're thinking, "I am not giving out my cell phone # to parents." Well guess what, you don't have to! There is a new app called Remind101. Once you download it to your smart phone you can set up classes and have parents subscribe via a personalized code. Watch the video below to learn more:

Remind101 from remind101 on Vimeo.

What are some of the features?:
  • Private; Teachers never seen parent #'s and parents never see teacher's #
  • Easy to Use; students or parents sign up by sending a text message or e-mail.
  • Sends messages; you can easily send a message to every parent in each class.
  • Scheduling; you can easily schedule a message to be delivered at a later date.
  • History; it keeps a history of past messages sent.
  • Free; it is free to sign up for an account.

Why do I think Remind101 is so great?
3 Words: FAST, SAFE, EASY:

Want to learn more? Visit Remind101 to see more of the great features!

When teachers and parents work together, our students will be more successful!

Happy Texting!

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