I was 21 and a senior at Michigan State when I first had the idea. Six courses, 24 exams and about 100 assignments loomed in the semester ahead. For a kid that had ADD and dyslexia, it was overwhelming…scary, to say the least.
Was I the only one who had this problem? “There’s gotta be a better way to manage my class schedule?” I thought. At the same time, I received a text message and it hit me like a ton of bricks…”what if I could receive reminders when class assignments are due?”
My brother David and I proceeded to build remind101, a website that sends students text message and email reminders to study for assignments. It has taken many forms and shapes over the past year and we’re pretty excited about it:
- 15,000 reminders sent
- 2,000 students
- 350+ teachers
remind101 saved 52% of our it’s users from missing assignments
We closed the doors for a few weeks to re-build highly requested features. The new remind will allow teachers to communicate with students and parents on the mediums they want.
If you’re a teacher, student or parent you can signup here for a re-launch invite.
Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in piloting remind101 at your school early!