Remind 101 is one of my favorite classroom tools. Essentially, Remind 101 allows me to send out one-way group texts to my parents and students. I have been using it to send out homework and project reminders, as well as updates to exciting news in our classroom. It is a web-based application that also has a slick app for the iPhone and Android. Students and parents register and they can receive a text, email, or both of reminders you send out. Instead of logging on to a site, the messages you send out go directly to the devices everyone is already holding. Best of all, no messaging you back. The texts are one-way.
Today, Remind 101 received a great update — Attach. Attach allows you to attach photos to your messages. If you need to send a picture of a white board, a book, or an awesome project you can now attach it. This feature was missing until today. (I actually used DropBox to upload a picture and create a html link to include. Now I don’t need those extra steps.)
If you are looking for a great way to message all of your student at once and avoid lots of hassles, Remind 101 is awesome and free. The new Attach upgrade just makes it even better.