Newsletters / Oct 20, 2020
ClassTag Gazette: October 2020
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Comparing teacher-parent communication app options is overwhelming. As a result, we’re often asked: how is ClassTag different from Remind?
Well, both apps help teachers communicate with parents but that is where the similarities end!
We made this guide to help you get what’s right for your classroom.
Both ClassTag and Remind have a suite of tools for reaching parents, however, ClassTag does have some bonus features which make it a quick, effective way to reach all parents:
Here’s a full overview:
Our users love the fact that they can use ClassTag for all communications, scheduling, calendar events, volunteers and conferences, rather than combining multiple tools.
“ClassTag is a communication tool that makes life easier for the teacher. It is a Signup Genius, Remind, calendar, and class website all in one!”
– Beth Lafferty, 4th Grade Teacher at Lipscombe Academy
To see how ClassTag compares to other apps, read our articles:
ClassTag has a suite of tools that make it simple to organize events and activities that parents actually show up for. Teachers using Remind would typically need more tools to manage this, which can make things complicated!
While both ClassTag and Remind have an automatic translation, only ClassTag has features for reaching all parents. ClassTag can automatically convert a teacher’s message into either email or SMS text, dependent upon the parent contact details available.
Also, ClassTag gives teachers smart, actionable alerts and recommendations. If a family isn’t being reached via email or mobile app, the chatbot-inspired assistant will recommend printing a personalized paper copy of announcements, reminders and schedules to be sent home in children’s backpacks to those harder-to-reach parents.
“Before I started using ClassTag, I tried Remind, ClassDojo and Bloomz… none of them were as well-received by parents as ClassTag.”
– Casey Korder, 5th Grade Teacher at Claude and Stella Parson Elementary School
Parent communication is essential and the last thing our educators and schools need is another cost. Thankfully ClassTag is completely free, for everyone. No up-sells, no gated features and no subscriptions.
For schoolwide reach or even for classrooms, there is a charge for Remind.
As you surely know, many teachers are spending $100’s, maybe $1000’s of out-of-pocket, just on classroom supplies. But with ClassTag, you can finally get your students what they need and keep your salary.
Family-friendly brands want to support teachers like you. With the ClassTag Rewards program, they can do so through ClassTag as classroom supporters.
Here’s how it works:
Teachers can then redeem their ClassTag Coins for teacher offers exclusively available on ClassTag Rewards.
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