Have you ever heard of Remind 101?
My son who teaches 3rd grade and
who loves technology shared this app with me.
It's a one way communication between teachers and parents. It's used to just remind parents of things. You only get to use 140 characters, so you can't write a long message. You can send it to their cell phones or their computers, depending on what's easiest for them and how they signed up for it.
It's a great way to remind them of book orders, picture day, projects due, tests dates, homework due, field trips, etc.
When you send a message out, it goes to everyone who signed up. So you can't write something about a student in particular because every parent will see it.
Parents can't reply to these messages. If they want to reply, they'll have to send a separate private
message to your own email.
I love this because parents can't see my cell number, I can't see theirs, and it's quick and easy.
The one other thing is it's FREE!
Just go to remind101.com
Tonight I sent the papers home. It's only 9:20 and 10 of my 25 students have signed up. I just sent them a message to thank them for signing up. The actual time of the message was 9:12 and it said to me, "it's a little late, do you still want to send this message!"
I loved that it was reminding ME that this
could be past someone's bed time!
Is there anyone else out there that has been using this? Do you have any positive or negative thoughts on this? I'm open to hear what you think.