Do you want to turn parents into partners in your classroom?
Family support is vital to student success.
With the ClassTag app you can connect with your class parents, build relationships and make parent communication and scheduling effortless.
It’s free for parents and teachers alike. Here is how you can turn parents into partners and co-educators in your classroom:
* Organize all activities in one place: volunteers, to-do’s, events with RSVPs, parent teacher conferences
* Create a system of beautiful communications that consistently gets parent participation with weekly newsletters and automated reminders
* Bring parents into the classroom by sharing pictures and actionable strategies from leading parenting resources
* Gain complete visibility into the level and kind of parent engagement with stats
* Build personal relationships and create relevant volunteering opportunities with parent interests profile
* Help parents get to know and connect with other families
There’s lots more to explore once in the app!
It’s no surprise then that our teachers love it:
“ClassTag is transformational. I have never seen this level of parent engagement before. Must have tool for every teacher!” - Danielle Fugazzi, an elementary school teacher.
Once parents are invited they start getting all communications right away. It is available on any device including desktop and mobile web (https://www.classtag.com), iPhones and iPads.
Join us on ClassTag today!
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Ratings and Reviews
Offers some things remind doesn’t but misses some things
I have been using the app for about 2 weeks now. From their description you can see the good. So I’ll speak more about the things I miss from Remind. #1, if you get a parent message you see their name but there’s no way to click on their name to see whose parent they are. (I guess a fix we could do would be to edit their name to say their kid’s name too). #2 the app send you notification when you get a message, but that’s all. There is no preview. With remind the notification included a preview. #3. If parents provide (or you add) their email) The default contact mode that they receive messages through is email, not text. There’s now way for teachers to choose. Only app savvy parents can change the setting. #3 it is harder to add files from a phone. With remind I could easily attach a photo, doc, voice message, etc. To a message.
The good: options for asking for volunteers, to sign up for things and to add a calendar. Automatic weekly summaries, etc.
Wishlist for app
I’ve been using the app for a couple of weeks and it’s pretty user friendly. I am not tech savvy, so that’s saying a lot. My wishes for making it better: 1) when you first add parents you can add an email, but not the parents names. You have to go back in and click edit to add names, which is weird. 2) there is no way to calendar recurring events. I have to enter each time my kids have PE, which is every Friday. Would be nice to enter the event and set all the upcoming dates at once, then let the app send the reminders. 3) my photo wouldn’t load correctly. It loaded sideways even after I tried editing the photo by flipping the original photo around. Would be great to have an edit option on photos directly on the app.
Otherwise, I’m getting good feedback from parents that the app is good.
Amazing Communication Tool
I’ve used other apps to communicate with my students’ parents but none of them had the features ClassTag has. In addition to sending out regular messages about what’s happening in our classroom as an e-newsletter, I also schedule conferences, set up sign-ups for class parties, send and receive private messages from individual and small groups of parents, create a Spanish version of any texts, AND see stats on who’s reading my e-newsletter and who I need to follow up with using a printed version. Parents can choose to receive my updates via the app or email, and decide whether they want their information kept private, and can communicate with each other. I absolutely love this!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.