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Best Messaging Apps and Websites for Students, Teachers, and Parents

These apps and websites for texting, messaging, and communication make it easier for teachers to send out assignments, reminders, and progress reports as well as communicate with parents about conferences, field trips, and volunteer opportunities.

ParentSquare Visit Website: https://www.parentsquare.com/
Versatile communication tool fosters parent involvement
Grades Pre-K-12
Type Website
Price Contact for pricing
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Sesame Snap Publisher: Sesame HQ
Portfolio tool keeps report cards from being a surprise
Grades Pre-K-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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Classtag Visit Website: https://www.classtag.com/
Flexible user-friendly tool gets parents and teachers in sync
Grades K-12
Type Website
Price Free
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Seesaw: The Learning Journal Publisher: Seesaw, Inc.
Versatile digital portfolio appeals to teachers, students, and parents
Grades K-12
Type App
Price Free, Paid
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Chrome
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Bloomz Publisher: Bloomz Inc
Full-featured parent-teacher communication platform
Grades K-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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ClassDojo Messenger
This product is no longer available.
Publisher: Class Twist Inc
Connect with kids and parents using quick, easy text or image updates
Grades K-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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Remind Visit Website: https://www.remind.com/
Teachers' text reminders give students -- and parents -- a reason to check their phones
Grades 1-12
Type Website
Price Free
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FreshGrade Visit Website: http://freshgrade.com
A fresh way to capture, document, and share student learning
Grades 3-9
Type Website
Price Free
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Schoology Visit Website: http://www.schoology.com/
Top-tier LMS for digital classrooms
Grades 5-12
Type Website
Price Free
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Athena's Workshop Visit Website: https://www.athenasworkshop.com
Texting platform for students, parents, has extra classroom features
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Paid
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Teachers.io Visit Website: https://teachers.io/
Organizational tool helps teachers plan, communicate with students
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free
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Class Pager Visit Website: http://www.classpager.com
Send simple text reminders and polls to students' cell phones
Grades 9-12
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
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