Thursday, March 5, 2015

Change-up your Communication Using Remind

Especially in online classes, I am always looking for ways to connect with students and open more lines of communication.  I currently make use of an online program called Remind (formerly Remind101) to give students a heads-up about deadlines and even to send encouragement during exam week.

Remind is a free online program or smart phone app that allows students to receive texts from you without revealing any personal information.  You set up an account and a "class," then invite students to join by sending a text to a specific number.  You can then send out messages or schedule them to be sent at a later date or time.

Student reaction has been positive, with about half of my students opting to sign up.  I send just one or two texts per week, and students can drop the service at any time.

For more information, visit us in the CTE or email Meg Elias at

Sign up for a FREE Remind Account