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What’s It Like?
ClassTag is a messaging tool for teachers and their students’ parents. Teachers set up a free account and create a class, and they can add parents directly or send parents an access code to sign up on their own and join the class. Then teachers can use the app to create two types of posts: Announcements and Activities.
Pros: Excellent how-to info makes it easy for teachers to get oriented and get creative.
Cons: Some features may be redundant with communications tools your school already has in place.
Bottom line: A fabulous way to coordinate the little sign-ups that make a big difference.