Remind is a FREE service that lets teachers send one-way messages via SMS, push notifications, or email to everyone involved with a class (students & parents). Remind keeps all phone numbers private, while making it a lot easier to stay in touch about the class. Remind is compatible with IOS and Android; it is also available online.
There is a plethora of ways to use Remind in and outside of the classroom. A few examples include: Send students trivia and warm-up questions before class (bell ringers); Schedule ahead assignment deadline reminders; Send daily homework assignments (great for sending make-up work to absent students); Send parents topics of what students are learning in class. Remind is a great way to increase homework turn-in rates and parent involvement.
Here’s how it works:
1.) Create an account with your email and password.
2.)Create your first class.
3.)Invite your students and parents to subscribe to your class.
4.)Send your first message.
It’s that easy!!!! Plus there are tons of resources at www.remind.com/teachers to walk you through the process step-by-step. There are even downloadable letters to send to parents or administrators explaining what Remind is and how to use it.