How I Use It
I have used Remind101 to remind groups of students to finish a project they are working on. I have also used it to remind families to look at the student's grades on-line weekly. Since the site can be set to send out a message on a given day, I can set up the messages I want to go out ahead of time. When working with a large population of students, the initial setup into groups is a little time consuming, but once set up, there should be no need to do that much work again.
Remind101 has been a tool used in my lower elementary school to remind parents of upcoming events, tests, days off or half days of school, permission slips/money due, conferences, or field trips. Once you make an account the parent just has to text the provided number to sign up. This allows each message you send out to go right to the cell phone of the families who have signed up as a text message. I recently learned that teachers can send out videos and pictures in the near future. Remind101 for the smaller children can help keep parents on top of the events to be noted. Groups can be made within the account so that messages can be sent to groups of children, however, it is not possible to send a message to just one family. Remind101 has helped us reach the families of our children who have inconsistent lives.