What is Remind 101?
Remind 101 provides a safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents. Teachers never see the students' or parents' phone number and likewise, the teacher's phone number is never revealed to students or parents. Students and parents can use Remind101 with cell phones or by email. Teachers can even preschedule messages to be sent on a certain date. The platform has more than 20 million monthly active users across the United States.
How does it work?
Remind 101 is a website that provides a safe way for teachers to text message or email students and parents. First, a teacher adds his/her class, which generates a unique code. ... At that point, any student or parent who sends a text message with the code will be "subscribed" to the teacher's class.
Why does my student's teacher want to use Remind 101?
Kids today are very busy and they communicate primarily by texting. The purpose is to provide students with timely reminders of assignments or upcoming quizzes/tests, as well as send them encouraging messages that hopefully motivate and uplift them. These messages travel one-way only, from the teacher to students and/or parents; you cannot respond to texts and there will not be an on-going conversation of any kind. It is very safe and hopefully very effective. Parents, I encourage you to sign up for these messages along with your child so that you can stay up to date with what is happening in our class!
- Communicate information with parents and students safely
- Homework reminders
- Test reminders
- Field trip reminders
- Assignment information
- Schedule changes
- Project deadlines
- Today we learned . . .
- Extension activities
- Motivational messages
- Vocabulary / word lists
- Clubs / Afterschool activities
- Whatever you need to!
How does a student or parent sign up for a teacher's messages?
As a student or parent you never need to come to a website, or create an account. To sign up for your teacher's messages, you need to ask for his/her Remind 101 class code and class phone number. You then have the option to receive his/her messages via text, email or both.
To receive text messages: Text @the_class_code to the class phone number. For example, if the class code is "math" and the phone number is 555-555-5555, you would send the text message: @math ---- to --- 555-555- 5555 **
To receive messages via email: Send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, if the class code is "math" you would send a blank email to: email@example.com **Learn about how your student uses Remind101 in their classes and/or clubs.
Remind accounts are automatically created for students using their student email account. Parents will be auto-enrolled in their student's classes. Additional resources: