Reach students and parents where they are. Remind is a messaging app that’s built for education—it’s free, safe, and easy to use.
- Send quick, simple messages to any device
- Keep your personal information private and access your message history any time
- Send messages to your entire class, smaller groups, or individuals
- Choose whether to receive messages and set your availability with office hours
- Personalize communication by attaching files, translating messages, and more
“Jessica D, a teacher in Louisiana, uses Remind daily to brief parents on whether their children did well in class and what their homework is for the night. She says the app has led more students to complete their homework and even credits it with improving scores on standardized tests. “The word I use is ‘transform,’ ” she says. “It transformed my classroom. And I think it made me a better teacher.” – Bloomberg Businessweek
“…Remind’s features have proved especially popular in low-income districts, where parent engagement is a key issue for teachers, and parents’ sometimes erratic work schedules can make it difficult to get in touch by phone.” – Buzzfeed
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I don’t like the app, I feel like the teacher doesn’t send messages promptly. I’ll get a text at 8:30 about a homework assignment. I’m sure if it’s used properly it’s awesome, but I just hate it.
A lot of the teachers in my school use Remind. They like it because of its ease of use. The students enjoy it because they can get messages on their devices. The way they provide you with you with easy, printable instructions is superb. All apps should make it this easy!
I contact whole classes, select students, parents to send important deadlines, changes in dates etc. An awesome tool also for coaches where everything always changes quickly. A must-have in our current world.
So I know we all have dozens of bookmarks and apps these days, but I can truly say with confidence that remind101 is one that I use every single day. As an educator who is constantly staying engaged with his students, this is one of the most helpful tools available. Coupled with an email, when you send out a text you know your students are getting the information they need as soon as possible. For a free service to be so fast, user friendly, and have outstanding support is rare these days, and I tip my hat to these guys.
I use this tool with students and parents as a way to communicate homework assignments. It is very easy to use and set up. My students love it!
I really like Remind101 because neither the teacher, student, or parent/guardian needs to reveal their phone numbers, but yet the teacher can send out text messages to different groups or classes. As a high school teacher, almost all of my students have cell phones which they check about a thousand times a day! Most of my students do not carry paper agenda books, rather they use their smartphone to organize their life. This app is a great way to use cell phones as an aid for student organization. I plan to also share it with parents at Back to School night.
I just signed up for Remind 101 last week. I cannot wait to use it.I really think it is going to make a difference in my 4th grade classroom. My colleagues and I are encouraged to have tools set in place for those students who lack organizational skills. In addition to writing homework and upcoming events (i.e. free dress day) on the board and making sure they write it in their planner, we are also asked to sign off on each area every day for the students who struggle with organization. It ends up taking a lot of time to do this. This year, I plan to continue teaching the "how to's of organization", but then offer test and project due dates as well as other reminders in a weekly or biweekly text to remind the parents in case Johnny forgets to write it down. (Yes, I also update HW on my website daily, but if parents don't check it, I am still asked if I am doing enough to support the student with learning differences.This seems to solve this problem!)
Remind101 is a simple and easy way to remind your study's (and parents) of upcoming events in your classroom. I use it to remind students to view recorded lessons, study for tests, and complete assignments. I have also used it with my athletic teams to send out quick texts on cancellations or rescheduled events. Love that I can schedule something for the future and then forget about it and the text will go out when I meant it to.
Great tool in that teachers and students never have to exchange phone numbers as the whole process is run through a third party.
I love Remind101! I've been using it since the beginning of 2012 and I'm hooked! I use it to text homework assignments, reminders of tests, inspirational quotes, reminders for permissions slips, etc! This is much easier for parents and students than checking a website. Using Remind101, they can choose to get reminders via text and/or e-mail. One thing that differentiates Remind101 from other similar services is the ability to create groups. You can create up to 10 different groups. This is especially helpful if you teach multiple preps (ex. Algebra I and Geometry) and have different homework. It's also been helpful to be able to create a Spanish parents group and send reminders home in Spanish. We translate texts using Google Translate. You can send a text to one group or select multiple groups.
Set up is really easy for the teacher and the dashboard is very user friendly. The one thing that's a little bit hard is getting parents and students to sign up. I had students sign up one day in the computer lab. They do have easy instructions that you can send home and I've asked parents to sign up during conferences. Also, I offered extra credit to students who got their parents to sign up. Next year, I plan on giving it out at Back to School Night.
This has been a great way to keep in touch with students and parents. Definitely would recommend this tool. Also, props to the co-founders for being so accessible. They really like hearing from teachers and respond to feedback quickly!
I have not used Remind 101 yet but I told my students about it and they went nuts! They love the idea of me texting them a homework reminder.