Recently, I tried Remind 101. It's a FREE texting service that I can have my students sign up for and text them reminders regarding my class. It's a safe way for teachers to stay in touch with parents!!!
I send notes, in middle school though, they do not make it home.
I also have a web site. I keep up with it weekly and I know I have parents who visit it regularly, so this works.
But for reminders about tests, projects, homework, holidays, etc. Remind 101 is PERFECT!
I signed up, they gave me a texting number and directions. I printed a directions sheet Remind 101 provided. I also attached the directions on my website.
Students and or parents sign up and I text them through Remind 101 when I want. I can even schedule a text to be sent out at a later date and time than I wrote it.
It is AWESOME!!! Mostly I love that I wasn't responsible for signing everyone up!
I like that my students can sign up to receive my texts as well.
Several of my teachers use this feature and the feedback is awesome.
Click for a FREE account!
(but, not while driving!)