I have been using Remind101 since its conception two+ years ago to text my students their homework assignments. What I have learned is that kids do not do their homework mostly because they forget, not because they don't want to. Remind101 is not only a new sponsor of this blog, but it is incredibly simple. If my students (and most do by the second week of school) decide to sign up then I tell them to use their first initial and last name and ask the parents (and lots of them sign up as well) to use Mr/Mrs/Ms/Dr so I can tell whether it is a student or parent. The only pitfall is that if I forget to text students a lot of them forget their work the next day.