FAMILIES | TalkingPoints 4+

School Communication


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TalkingPoints is a free application that lets you communicate with your children’s teachers and school. You will be able to send and receive messages through this application in your preferred language, because TalkingPoints will translate your message into English for teachers. Stay engaged and involved in your child’s learning by communicating and collaborating with their teacher and school using TalkingPoints!

What’s New

Version 4.86.3

Welcome! We're always working to make the app better so you can easily connect with your student's teachers. We’ve fixed some bugs to make the app ever better. Make sure you've got the latest and greatest version of the app! Need help? Please contact family@talkingpts.org.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
91.7K Ratings

91.7K Ratings

Stacey Lynnn ,

Single mom of a High School Student

I love and appreciate this app!!!!!
I wish more teachers would use it! It’s much easier for me than the email system!!!!
I get information about what is going on with my child right away! I can at least try right then to remedy the issue or problems my child is having ,when I’m notified about them! Especially now, through this pandemic and distance learning situation! Thank you to all the teachers and staff who utilize it! Again, I wish more would!!!!

cptully ,

Why would I use this app?

Update #2: Thank you for the response, but: Too little, too late. This is May daughter’s last year in school and I will celebrate by deleting the app.

I am sorry, but this is billed as a communication app, and it fails miserably at that. I go back to my original complaint! The communication from teacher to parents is OK. But there is no communication from parents to teacher. ONLY parent to teacher works.

As a programmer myself I would not have released an app with such a glaring hole.

Update: no response from the developers! I wish the app would just die!!! I use this app not because I think it is good in any sense. Nor does it provide any features that a plain old text message cannot provide! I use it because my daughter’s teacher uses it and it is the only way to communicate with the teacher. My complaints: 1) When I get a message from the teacher I have no way to know if it was sent to just me or to a group of people. 2) There is no way for me to send a message to the teacher and my daughter’s mother. These two “features” lead to miscommunication and confusion. I am sure that an app supposedly built to foster communication does not want to hear those complaints but they are real. I would not use the app if I had any other option for communicating with my daughter’s teacher.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for providing your feedback - it helps us better understand ways in which we can improve our service. In fact, we have launched a "shared messages" feature based on similar feedback from other families.

When there are multiple family members associated with a student, each can opt-in to see each other's messages to the teacher. When each family member turns on shared messaging, messages from your daughter's teacher will always be sent to both you and your daughter's mother. You can find this feature by going to a specific message and clicking the purple "people" icon on the upper right side of your screen.

If you would like help setting this up please let us know by reaching out to our email hello@talkingpts.org so we can connect you immediately with our support team.

emhow ,

Great communication with teachers

I really appreciate this app, it seems to be a quick and functional way to chat with my child’s teachers, and receive announcements from administrators. It’s easy to use on multiple devices - iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch. My only issue with it is that often I’ll get a notification on my phone that I have a message from a teacher, and when I click on the notification the app will open and tell me that something’s wrong and I won’t be able to see the message. I then force quit the app and open it again, and then I’m able to see the message. But something funky is going on there.

App Privacy

The developer, TalkingPoints, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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