The TalkingPoints Teacher app helps teachers reach all parents and guardians, regardless of language, via text messages in 100+ languages. Our translation is done by a combination of human translators and machines, allowing for seamless communication with all of your families.
TalkingPoints helps teachers
• Communicate with non-English speaking parents through automatic 2-way translation
• Quickly send messages to one parent, a group of parents or to the whole class
• Keep their cell phone numbers private by sending text messages through the app
• Attach pictures, videos, polls, and files to text messages to share what students are learning in school
• Preschedule messages to go out when parents are available to read them
"Teachers have busy schedules and don't have a lot of time to learn how to use a new tool, but what I want other educators to know is how easy it is to communicate with parents through TalkingPoints. I love it and use it everyday!” - Ms. Cardenas, ESL teacher
TalkingPoints is free for teachers in the U.S./Canada. Sign up today!
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Excellent App for Teachers
I am a third year science teacher in a 100% English Language Learner campus. This means 100% of my students come to our campus with zero English and learn English while at my school. That presents a different challenge when trying to communicate with parents important information from our school. This app translates to Spanish and Swahili (which is primarily what is spoken at our campus) and it is so helpful to communicate with families!! This is an absolute game changer and life saver. I would recommend this app to anyone who likes the idea of the Remind app, but needs it to be accessible to ALL parents. My only complaint is that it doesn’t have access to all languages, but I think that would come with time as they become more known with time.
Fantastic platform to communicate with parents
I am a kindergarten teacher and have used this app for 2 years now. It has been a gift with being able to communicate with my parents. I love that there are options to translate messages into my parents’ home languages. There are so many benefits to this app...sharing pictures, read receipts, polls, sending classes to other teachers (PE or Music teacher), and sending messages at a later time is one of my favorites features. I would highly recommend this app. I was able to teach myself how to use it pretty quickly and it’s user friendly!
Great Service; App Needs Tweaking
This app is great for communicating with parents across all languages. But, there are a few shortcomings with the user experience: (a) there is no way to mass delete messages (I.e. student enrollment notifications and parent messages) so it is hard to keep a clean inbox; (b) when using an Apple Keyboard, the app doesn’t support landscape mode; (c) intermittently the Student/Parent profile screen do not display; and (d) the compose message screen could be made more intuitive and easier to begin an individual message. Great service, but I think improvements are needed with the app functionality!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.