What is Remind 101?
Remind 101 is a website that provides a safe way for teachers to text message or email students and parents.How does Remind 101 work?
First, a teacher adds his/her class, which generates a unique code. The teacher then shares that code withstudents or parents. At that point, any student or parent who sends a text message with the code will be"subscribed" to the teacher's class. Any time a teacher sends a message from Remind 101, all the students orparents subscribed will receive it. Using this method, no one knows each other's cell phone number; theteacher only sees a name in his/her sign-up list online, not phone numbers.Is Remind 101 Free?The service is free, but standard messaging rates apply. So, if you do not have unlimited texting on your cellphone's data plan, you might be charged for each text message.
Why does my child’s teacher want to use Remind 101 to communicate with students?
Kids today are very busy and they communicate primarily by texting. The purpose is to provide students with timely reminders of assignments or upcoming quizzes/tests, as well as send them encouraging messages that hopefully motivate and uplift them. These messages travel one-way only, from the teacher to students and/or parents; you cannot respond to texts and there will not be an on-going conversation of any kind. It is very safe and hopefully very effective. Parents, I encourage you to sign up for these messages along with your child so that you can stay up to date with what is happening in your child's classes!
How does a student or parent sign up for a teacher's messages?
As a student or parent you never need to come to a website, or create an account. To sign up for your teacher's messages, you need to ask for his/her Remind 101 class code and class phone number. You then have the option to receive his/her messages via text, email or both.
Click here for a list of classes and teachers using Remind 101