First of all, welcome to ClassTag! We are excited to help you build a thriving community in your class and make this the year you can turn parents into partners!
You can make it happen with ClassTag! ClassTag is a simple parent-teacher communication tool that works for everyone. You can reach parents simply and easily. Because every parent is different, ClassTag offers automatic translations into +50 languages and automatic conversion to email and SMS. You'll be able to achieve your goals in no time. Plus, ClassTag is available on all devices.
We’ve created a checklist for you to help you get started "As a Teacher" on ClassTag.
SIGN-UP AND CREATE YOUR CLASS
Signing up for ClassTag and creating your first class is very easy. Please follow these steps:
1. Go to ClassTag’s website and click the “Get Started” button on the upper right side or in the middle of the home page.
2. Choose "As a Teacher" from the list.
3. Click "Create New Account".
4. Fill out the next page with your details (First Name, Last Name, Email Address, and Password) and click the "Sign Up" button.
5. As an overview of what you can do on ClassTag, the next page will give you what we call the "playground". You'll see how to send a smart message, create an announcement, or share a moment with your parents. Please click on the arrow and see how it looks like.
6. You'll see a progress on the upper part of the page.
7. When you're done, click the "Create Classroom" button.
8. Enter your class' name, and choose the grade level and your timezone. Finally, click the “Create Classroom” button.
That’s it! You’ve created your account and added your first class on ClassTag. Don’t forget to click on the link in the email verification that we’ve sent to confirm your email.
Now, let’s start adding your students’ names and parents’ information.
ADD STUDENTS’ NAMES AND PARENTS’ INFORMATION
These steps show you how to add your students and their parents’ info on ClassTag. As a teacher, you can invite parents to join your class on ClassTag using either their email address or mobile number. After you add the students’ names and parents’ email addresses or mobile numbers, the system is going to send an email or SMS to the parents.
I don’t have the parents’ information yet. Is this really needed? → Not necessarily! You can still invite the parents to sign up on ClassTag even if you don’t have their info with you. You can send them the flyers with the code that they can use to join ClassTag.
Further details and step-by-step instructions about adding the students and parents’ information can be found here.
COMMUNICATING WITH PARENTS
There are tons of things that you can do on ClassTag to communicate with parents.
You can send direct messages to one or multiple parents, send class or school-wide Announcements, create Events, automate Weekly Newsletters, set up Parent-Teacher Conferences, add Volunteer Request and upload videos, photos, and documents to share with parents. ClassTag also sends out follow-ups and reminders so you do not have to.
Read this article with the entire list of how you can communicate with the parents and the step-by-step instructions on how to do it.
When the first day of school arrives, you want your students to be ready with the essentials for the school year ahead. ClassTag Supply Lists helps you in securing these items. It allows you to create and share a custom and printable supply list with parents, co-teachers, and school leaders. Parents even have the option to purchase items online with a purchasing link direct to Wal-Mart or Amazon.
Go ahead and create one! You can customize it and share it with parents on ClassTag, social media, via email, or simply print it out to distribute.
Here is an article to guide you in creating your Supply List.
Looking for in-depth demo or PD session to see all of the great things ClassTag can do? Here is a quick video to watch and get a grasp of how ClassTag can help you this year! Here is a link to all of our teacher instructional videos.
Take a look at ClassTag webinar covering a full demo and tips from ClassTag power users to successfully reach and engage every parent. You can watch a replay at your own pace here.
You can also utilize this powerful presentation and share it with fellow teachers or educators to help bring them up to speed with ClassTag. This flier also provides a great overview of ClassTag, and this flier is a great side-by-side of ClassTag vs. others.
Want to request a live PD session for your school or district? Drop us a line to request a free live demo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAUNCH KIT FOR YOUR SCHOOL
Looking to launch ClassTag in your school and want even more resources? This Launch Kit has all you need for success.