This link is on the site but I wanted to make sure to make an extra blog post to explain what "Remind 101" is. This is a FREE and completely safe app that allows you to sign up to receive class notifications via text (or email if you don't have a cell phone) Your phone number remains private and you can unsubscribe from my notifications any time you'd like. Basically I use this app to give parents a heads up about tests, quizzes and upcoming projects. I also use it for reminders for things like picture day or other special events happening up at school. I have found that my own children are WAY more successful in classes where teachers use this! I love being a little more "on top" of what is happening in their classes! I hope you take advantage of this free service. This year I teach TWO subjects: Geography and Leadership. EACH class will receive different notifications so make sure you are signing up for the correct one. I am also creating a class JUST for my advisory students to receive updates about advisory related things. It's POSSIBLE that your child might have me for all 3 of those things! Don't feel pressure to sign up for all three, but do make sure to sign up for at least the Geography class since that is one of the core subjects! If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask! Here's how you sign up! To sign up: in the "TO" section type 81010 In the "MESSAGE" box type: @rmsgeo7 (for geography class updates) @rmslead (for Leadership class updates) @mcdadvisor (for McDermott Advisory Updates)
Remind 101 – Frequently Asked Questions
What is Remind 101?
Remind 101 is a website that provides a safe way for teachers to text message or email students and parents.
How does Remind 101 work?
First, a teacher adds his/her class, which generates a unique code. The teacher then shares that code with students or parents. At that point, any student or parent who sends a text message with the code will be "subscribed" to the teacher's class. Any time a teacher sends a message from Remind 101, all the students or parents subscribed will receive it. Using this method, no one knows each other's cell phone number; the teacher only sees a name in his/her sign-up list online, not phone numbers.
Is Remind 101 Free?
The service is free, but standard messaging rates apply. So, if you do not have unlimited texting on your cell phone's data plan, you might be charged for each text message.
Why does my child’s teacher want to use Remind 101 to communicate with students?
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!
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. Sign up information is listed above.
How do students or parents opt out of receiving message?
Text message: To unsubscribe from all classes, simply reply with the word "unsubscribe". Email: Reply to your teacher's email with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject field to stop receiving notifications for that class.
Do I have to have a SmartPhone for Remind 101?
No, any phone that receives text messages will work with Remind 101. There is also a Remind101 app that is free.
Where can we find more information about Remind 101?
You can go to www.remind101.com for more information about the service!