App Comparison / Jul 26, 2019

ClassTag or Seesaw? Which one is right for you?

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Choosing the right platform to use for the school year can be daunting. Comparing different platforms can be overwhelming and time consuming, so we have created this article to answer the question: How is ClassTag different from Seesaw?

Our goal at ClassTag is to support teachers and to help them get to the information they need; efficiently and quickly.

How is ClassTag different from SeeSaw?

ClassTag’s and Seesaw’s biggest difference lays within their target audience: SeeSaw focuses on student profiles whereas ClassTag is concerned with transforming the way you connect with parents. Another notable difference is that SeeSaw’s premium features require additional money, while all of ClassTag’s features are absolutely free!

Using ClassTag this school year was a game changer for me. It improved my ability to get a hold of parents on a consistent basis. I could announce parties, share pictures and videos, look for volunteers and the most amazing feature the self scheduling of parent teacher conferences! I love you ClassTag!

-Christine Sunkes, 2nd Grace Teacher at James Johnson Elementary

Parent Communication Tools

Both ClassTag and Seesaw have ways to communicate with parents, however ClassTag does have some bonus features which make it a quick, effective way to reach every single parent:

  • Weekly Newsletters, which give a summary of the important events coming up
  • Event planning with sign-ups for supplies and volunteers
  • Parent, Teacher Conferencing with sync

Here’s a full overview:

Parent Support and Engagement

ClassTag has a suite of free tools that make organizing events and activities and getting participation. Seesaw’s main focus is student portfolios, rather than creating teacher/parent connections.

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ClassTag is completely free, for everyone. No up-sells, no gated features, no subscriptions, no school or district level plans. Also free, is access to our incredible support team, here to assist you via our promptly responsive online chat or email. To receive this level of one-on-one support from Seesaw you need to pay for a Seesaw for Schools, Premium account.

Reaching and Engaging Families without access to Technology

While both ClassTag and Seesaw have an automatic translation, only ClassTag has features for reaching all parents.

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ClassTag gives teachers smart, actionable alerts and recommendations. If a family isn’t being reached via email or mobile app, the chatbot-inspired assistant will recommend printing a personalized paper copy of announcements, reminders and schedules to be sent home in children’s backpacks to those harder-to-reach parents.

Additionally, ClassTag is setup to be a one-stop shop for parent engagement, with features including event planning, supply and volunteer requests, to scheduling Parent/Teacher conferences.

A Truly Unique Solution To Teachers’ Out-Of-Pocket Expenses

As you surely know, many teachers are spending $100’s, maybe $1000’s of out-of-pocket, just on classroom supplies. But with ClassTag, you can finally get your students what they need and keep your salary.

Family-friendly brands want to support teachers like you. With the ClassTag Rewards program, they can do so through ClassTag as classroom supporters.

Here’s how it works:

  1. You use ClassTag for parent communication
  2. You accumulate “ClassTag Coins” as you engage parents through ClassTag
  3. You then redeem your ClassTag Coins for free supplies and resources for your class

Teachers can redeem their ClassTag Coins for teacher offers exclusively available on ClassTag Rewards.


Still curious? Classtag is free forever, so give it a whirl! Create a classroom and join our amazing teacher community at ClassTag!

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