As teachers, we are always looking for ways to make our job a bit easier. With this school year where communication to parents is VITAL ClassTag has made my job SO much easier. I first heard of ClassTag last year and when I saw all that it could it do I was super excited. ClassTag provides so many tools to make communicating with your parents seamless. It is super user friendly and you can access it anywhere, from home or school using the app or website.
Here are some features that are my favorite:
During our meet the teacher meeting, I told parents the best way to communicate with me was through this app. ClassTag even gives parents options if they want messages sent through email or texts.
Now usually getting parents to sign up can be hard. Especially with everything virtual. ClassTag makes this much easier: just enter your parent emails, and ClassTag will send out the invites. No more adding emails one by one. You can copy/paste whole documents or spreadsheets and ClassTag will extract the email addresses. You can see which parents have viewed the email and resend them if necessary. In fact, there is an entire stats page that allows you to view parent activity across the site.
Another amazing feature that I was excited about is how ClassTag will automatically translate your message into over 50 different languages. When I sent out the invitation to each parent, they were able to select which language to receive the communication in. I have never seen an app do that before! I truly believe this feature has made 100% of my parents sign up and connect with my class! How many teachers can say they have 100% participation like that?
Another feature that many teachers rely on is keeping up with who has seen messages, emails, or notes that get sent home. We know that when an email goes out, it could land in spam or not even get read. ClassTag lets you know who has seen the message/post and who has not! In fact, there is a stats tab that shows you who has engaged with the app, the last message they have seen, and more. Talk about a time saver!
Getting started with ClassTag is super easy and just takes a few minutes. This school year is challenging enough but thanks to ClassTag I have been able to set up a classroom community with my parents. I hope this post has given you some insight into the app and you are ready to give ClassTag a try!
This blog post was written in partnership with ClassTag, and the ideas and reviews are honest and completely my own.