How I Use It
I sent regular homework reminders. Most students had access to a computer or cell phone. Those that did not were left out of the loop or friends told them. Encouraging a buddy system in tandem with this process helps to not leave anyone out. Freshmen really appreciated the reminders especially in hectic times during the semester (before exams, etc.).
It's easy to send little teaching blurbs or "in case you missed it today" thoughts. It's also great for homework reminders. Like anything, you have to remember to do it and take a few minutes of the day to send them. Remind has made it easier than ever though by adding a phone app. so it can be sent from a smart phone and not just the computer. That way I could send blurbs whenever I thought of something. Also, Remind is great at staying in touch via email for latest updates, etc. I've been really happy with the service and it's easy to sign up your kids or have them sign up during class.