Connected Educator Swiss Army Knife

remind101 is the fastest, safest and easiest way for connected educators to communicate with their students through private and secure text messages. In today’s mobile classroom environment, our students show up to the classroom with devices in hand, and it is essential for educators to have a safe and efficient way to communicate with them.

This service allows educators to broadcast messages to both students and parents in a convenient and easy to use platform. Like a Swiss Army knife, remind101 manage to incorporate many aspects of effective communication in a simple and tightly integrated app. The brainchild of Chicago brothers, Brett and David Kopf they got the idea for the app while attending college as a solution to a common problem for students; how to manage the flow of information between them and their teachers.

The Kopf brothers have since moved to San Francisco where after being accepted into the Imagine K-12 Instructional Technology incubator they have continued to tweak and develop remind 101. Their app is currently being used by over 200,000 users across Canada and the United States.

remind101 is available on iTunes as a free download; it includes features such as, class management for up to 10 classes, unlimited students or parent’s text messaging, message scheduling, users text history and many others. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Brett for a short Google+ hangout, so be sure to watch it, and the accompanying demo to learn more about this great resource for connected educators.

Brett Kopf, remind101 Co-Founder Interview

 

How It Works

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