Three years ago I started telling teachers in my tech integration course about Remind101 so it was kind of cool tonight when I found out a third high school has now shown their entire school the site based on word of mouth that has been passed around by my former teacher students. Even more interesting is that they have now secured "Series A" funding for $3.5 million to expand their operation.
While there are certainly other competitors Remind101 remains the simplest one to use to one way text your students reminders for their homework. But don't limit it to that. Students can use it to Remind their members about meetings, schools can use it to tell parents about upcoming events, etc. You can also set the day and time. If you use it not all students will sign up right away, but if you mention it a few times, it will grow. Last year I had more signed up then I have students because so many parents wanted the reminders as well.
The video above will show you the easy to set up instructions.