How I Use It
I use this website to keep in contact with my parents about how their kids are doing in class. It sends out a weekly email with the good and bad news. Usually, I only contact parents when there's a problem, so this is a great way for my good kids to get positive feedback. Unfortunately, it works better in my Honors class where the parents are more up on using technology. Half of the kids in my ELL class don't even have email addresses.
This is a little babyish but all three of my 6th grade classes really like this website. I have kids who are mentally and academically on a kindergarten level and some very mature kids in my Honors class. They all got a huge kick out of creating their avatar and they like to log in to see how many points they have. If your parents aren't tech savvy or can't afford it, this website becomes less useful. The iPad app is awful, it almost never works and it difficult to award multiple students. I just use the website on my iPad.