Teacher Review for Remind

New limits have ruined the free service

Amanda H.
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies, Arts
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I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
How I Use It
I have used Remind to communicate with my students individually and as a whole for 7 years. Recent changes mean I will not be using it any more.
My Take
They've recently changed the character count so even individual messages are limited to 140 characters. The 140 character limit for whole group announcements was Remind's biggest flaw - making that applicable to individual messages as well means it is not longer useful at all. I can't limit all my communications with students to 140 characters and I can't ask them to receive 2 or 3 or more texts every time we communicate. I will be researching and finding another service for the fall. (It also sucks that they are implementing this in the middle of the school year. :/)