Safe way for teachers to text message students and parents.
WHAT IS IT?
Remind101 provides a safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents for free. Teachers use remind101.com, the Android app or the iOS app to send texts to students and parents phones without ever having to share their own phone number. Students and parents also never have to share their phone number with teachers. Ever.
WHAT MAKES IT SAFE?
Teachers never see their students’ phone numbers. Students never see theirs. Remind101 is a oneway broadcast system. Teachers cannot send individual messages to students or parents, and students/parents cannot reply. Remind101 also keeps a log of all message history, which can never be edited or deleted. Teachers never see their students’ phone numbers. Students never see theirs. Remind101 also keeps a log of all message history which can never be edited or deleted.
HOW TO GET STUDENTS & PARENTS SIGNED UP
Remind101 provides a unique PDF document with sign up instructions for each new class you create. This can be downloaded and printed off to send home or hand out to parents and students at school. Teachers already using Remind101 recommend adding a few bullets to that PDF about what types of messages you'll be sending out, and how often, in order to alleviate any anxiety parents or students may have about what, “signing up for text messages means.” Also, make sure to let them know their phone numbers will remain completely private.