So for the first tech tool I want to use this coming school year is Remind 101.  This website/app is a way for me to communicate with all of my students and parents via text message.  I love this idea.  Let’s say I need to remind one class about an assignment – I can!  Let’s say I want to remind parents about report card pick up – I can!

Click Here to see it!

7 cool things about this tech tool:

1)  All cell phone numbers are kept private – for the teacher, students, and parents!  This is great since we don’t want students to have our info and parents probably do not want us to have their child’s cell number, nor do we want it…

2)  Yes you have to get the parents and kids to sign up, but all they need in a phone with text messaging to do it and most would rather that than having to go to a website!

3)  The site makes it easy for educators to use it!

4) There is an app!

5)  You can schedule your messages to be sent at a certain time so that you don’t have to be at your device at the exact time you want to send it out.

6)  Great for parent communication!

7) They give you everything you might need in PDFs to share with students and parents!  It also gives a page to print and pass out for the parents to sign up!

I first heard about this at the end of the school year when our Virtual Summer School administrator mentioned it for them to use and that we might all want to take a look at it.  Now that I have – of course I will set this up for the coming school year!  (I will just have to give my info to the Long Term Sub I will have at the beginning of the year – but love this idea!)

Happy 3rd of July! 🙂

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. akruder
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 12:09:58

    What a cool idea! I love how everything is kept private and that the PDFs are great. Thanks for sharing 🙂



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