Teacher Review for TalkingPoints

Effective parent engagement tool for ELLs

Katy K.
Classroom teacher
Brentwood Borough School District
Pittsburgh, United States
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, English-Language Learning
My Rating
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great with ELL
How I Use It
Great for establishing a connection with the parents of my ELLs. The translations are far from perfect but they allow for a touchstone for families with limited English proficiency. I like that I can do it from my phone but that my number remains private.
My Take
The app is great for sending quick reminders or photos of forms/homework with a decently translated explanation.