User reviews affect conversion to installs and app rating. Featured and helpful reviews are the first to be noticed by users and in case of no response can affect download rate. This is why it is highly recommended to reply to them.
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.
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.
I am truly loving they app. It is just what I had been looking for! I am a 5th grade teacher and had been on the hunt for a website or app that would enable me to communicate quickly with parents. I wanted to be able to not only send announcements, but also post photos quickly and communicate with parents individually or small groups. But, most of all, I wanted something that would alert the parents when I posted something new. And ClassTag does just that! I also love the ability to pin something to the top of the feed and I love the look of the feed. The only thing I wish it had was the ability for parents to comment on postings. BUT that feature is coming and I could not be more excited. Thank you for developing this awesome app!
I love ClassTag, I love all the services it provides. It makes life easier to do it from this app and it’s even better to earn some coins to redeem for different rewards for the classroom use. That being said, my school required a behavior app this year and so I’m shuffling between dojo and classtag. I wish that classtag offers the behavior side but just have the option of turning it off for those who did not want to use it. I hate that I’m shuffling between an app that I love for communication with parents and sharing events and things happening in the classroom and an app that I am required to have for the behavior side of things that also has communication aspect but not the other things I love about classtag.
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!
What if parent-teacher communication just worked?
Well, it would be streamlined, personal and easy to stay in-sync. We designed the ClassTag app with these principles in mind. Why? Because when parents are partners in their kids’ education, everyone wins: kids do better, parents are happier, and our amazing teachers’
jobs are easier.
Parents love our teachers, here’s why:
1. Everyone’s Invited
Parents don’t have to download an app to join the party. ClassTag’s smart messages reach parents on any device and in whichever language they prefer.
2. Easy To Get Involved
Parents can respond to sign-ups, parent teacher conferences, volunteer opportunities and donation requests through ClassTag, in just one click.
3. One Simple Source of Info
Find messages, photos, events and news all in one place. It’s like a window into the classroom and virtual fridge door all in one. A frindow if you will.
-- Teachers, let’s help you unleash your classroom’s potential ---
There’s a reason you got into teaching. But the daily whirlwind of admin, reaching parents and sourcing supplies can pull you off-purpose. With ClassTag you’ll break through.
*Reach More Parents*
ClassTag’s “smart messaging” automatically convert your notes into the preferred language and format for every parent (email, SMS or flyer). Come be smart with us.
Imagine having a streamlined way to do all of your parent communication, with follow-ups, reminders and even your weekly newsletter automatically sent out for you. You got it.
Get free classroom supplies and other goodies from our partners, just for using ClassTag (which is also free). Read that again if you like.
Once parents are invited they start getting all communications right away. ClassTag is available on any device including desktop, mobile web (https://www.classtag.com) and other smartphone devices.
We’re certified safe and take the utmost care with your community’s privacy. Configure what parents can do and see as you wish.
ClassTag is free for teachers, schools and parents. Active classrooms unlock free supplies for the class through ClassTag Rewards, courtesy of our supporting partners.
Join us on ClassTag today!