Monday, August 27, 2012

Remind101: Texting Your Students

The one item that gets checked the most by parents and students is the cell phone. If a teacher sends out a text message to a student or parent or both, they know without a doubt that the message will be read. Students might not check their planner, they might not check their email, but they will for sure check their cell phone. So, let's start texting our students in a professional manner. “Remind101” is a communication tool that allows teachers to send reminders, announcements, etc. to their students via text messaging. It is a great way to communicate with both students and parents, making sure we are all on the same page. Here are some things you should know about Remind101:
•It doesn’t require your student to have a cell phone.
•Teachers do NOT see your child’s cell phone number. 
•Students do NOT see their teacher’s cell phone number.
•The text message notification counts as simply one text message in your cell phone plan. •Students can NOT text the teachers. 
•Your child’s teacher will explain how to become a “subscriber” to their notifications.
•Cell phone numbers are NOT sold or given out by Remind101. 
•Text message option or email option or both.

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