Remind101- Texting Parents (Teachers Talking Tech)

Let's not pretend like there is anyone out there that doesn't text. Let's also not pretend like there is any teacher out there who couldn't benefit from saving a few extra minutes each day?!
The past two weeks I have been playing around with lots of things I've pinned and bookmarked but haven't had a chance to check out during the school year. One of the things I've been dying to try is Remind101 for iPhones. It is a text generator app that allows you to send reminder texts to parents without them having your number! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? It rocks! Here's how it works:

Download the app and create a class for yourself. 
If you teach upper elementary/middle/high school, you can make as many classes as you want to and you can use it to remind students of things.

Give out your information.
Remind101 will give you a phone number to share with parents/students. All they have to do is send a text to that number with your class name and they will automatically be enrolled in text reminders! If you would like to see what it looks like when a parent enrolls, text @misseager to my number!


Parents can choose to enroll or not, but once you see how many parents join, you can see how much you can use this as a resource for communicating with parents! 




You can also text individuals (for example: just your "room parents", just parents that volunteered for something, etc).

With Remind101, parents can't text back. It simply serves the purpose of providing a quick reminder. Imagine how many little slips of paper you could save (and not to mention-- time!) Download it, play around with it and see how it could fit into your classroom this fall!


Want to link up? Tell me what technology is on your mind this week!





9 comments

  1. Hi Sarah! I love this!!

    I also wanted you to know that I nominated you for the Liebster award!!! I wrote about it on my blog today. I can't wait to get to know you better! :)

    ♡ Lori

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  2. I created a Remind101 account over the summer. I think this is a GREAT resource for parents and teachers!

    I've nominated you for the Liebster Award! Visit my blog to find out more information! Congrats! :)

    Creative Ideas for the Upper Elementary Classroom Liebster Award

    Amber

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  3. Looks like I'm late! I’m nominating you for the Liebster Award! Check it out: http://theuniqueclassroom.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/ive-been-nominated-for-the-liebster-award/
    ~Amy Marie

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  4. Loving your blog!! Just found it through a 5th grade link-up. I'll be a new 5th grade teacher this year :) Thanks for the tech tips. This is just one more place I've read about the reminding texts so I think I'll do it!

    I am your newest follower :) Come stop by if you get a chance - I'd love to hear from you!

    Lauren
    The Sweetest Thing
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  5. We are a new follower and we love your blog. LOVE all the technology links.
    Stop by our blog to enter for a chance to win a $5 Target Gift Card!

    ~Amber
    Our K Crew Rocks

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  6. I love your blog! I nominated you for the Liebster Award! http://theadventuresofroom83.blogspot.com/2013/07/liebster-award.html

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    1. Aw, you've closed your link:( I linked up anyway! I hope you do this again.

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  8. Ohh I will! I try to every Thursday but I have been on vacation for two weeks!

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