Has anyone ever heard of the website http://www.remind101.com? I came across it last night and thought it looked like a great idea. It's a free service through which you can send text or email alerts to students/parents. They never see your real phone number, and you never see their phone numbers. You only see a list of names subscribed to your classes. The way it works is that the teacher signs up for the account and is provided with a random phone number and class code for each class that is created. Students and parents send a text message to the phone number (with the code in the message body), and that subscribes them to your class. Alternatively, if they want the email alerts, there is an email address that serves the same purpose. When you create a message, you can send it out immediately, or set it up for a particular date/time in the future. If you have an iPhone, there is an app that you can use to do it on there. I think it seems like a great idea. I have posted my homework assignments on my class website for several years, but I am thinking of switching to this service for the upcoming year and only putting the more important projects/handouts on my website. If anyone has experience with this service, I'm interested in hearing your thoughts.