nancydlemmon - 2019-12-06 10:11:33
App and website are unreliable
WHAT I DONT’T LIKE 1. My main issue is the app doesn’t load about 90% of the time, either when I click on an SMS notification or when I go to the app directly. 2. The app is laggy, takes seconds to complete any action. 3. When you post an event, you don’t see the date in the news feed, just the title, and the UI doesn’t make it clear what to click on to see the details. 4. A lot of times, it just gives you an error. To update a parent’s name, I had to contact Support. 5. This may be counterintuitive, but the language translation isn’t great and our class is fully bilingual. When a parent says something in Spanish, I want to read it in that language, not in poorly translated English. WHAT I LIKE 1. Parents can talk to each other directly, unlike Class Dojo where only teachers can initiate communication. 2. Smart reminders for events (based on RSVP status). 3. Ability to choose preferred communication method (email or SMS). 4. Ability to have messages, events, and volunteering in one tool.
qutyebux - 2019-12-06 00:14:39
This is a lifesaver!
My son’s classroom uses ClassTag and I regularly use the app. I don’t know what I would do without it. There are so many updates, pictures, scheduled events, and things going on at his school that there is no way I could keep up if it wasn’t right here in one single place on my phone. I love that his teacher messages me personally to share his successes along the way. I really feel so much more connected to what’s going on during his day than any year before. The app itself is quick, easy to learn, and I can get my questions answered from the ClassTag team right there with the touch of 1 button. I love ClassTag! ❤️❤️
Dad Perspective - 2019-12-06 22:06:55
Loving This App -
I’ve been using this app for about 3 months and love it. The UI is super user friendly and the applications functionality is solid. It’s super cool to get updates on my kids day. As a busy Dad I really like the fact that I get updates on my son’s day. Further, this app really helps me stay connected to keep upcoming events top of mind. I sincerely recommend any working parent juggling all the schedules and daily logistics (that we all face) to anchor into this app. It’s been super fun, enjoyable, and it sincerely has helped provide me with a sense that I’m more tuned into my kiddos day.
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