TEACHERS | TalkingPoints

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About this app

The TalkingPoints Teacher app helps teachers reach all family members and guardians, regardless of language, via text messages in 149+ 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 family members through automatic 2-way translation
• Quickly send messages to one family member, a group of family members 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 families 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. Sign up today!

Updated on
May 8, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Photos and videos and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

285 reviews
Abby Dix
February 10, 2021
The app was working great on my previous phone. When I got my new phone and apps were transferred over automatically, it stopped working. I reached out and after a few days of back and forth support I had a zoom meeting with 3 people from talking points. Together they were able to figure out the issue and are now working on a broader fix so others hopefully don't run into this same frustrating issue.
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Tobias MacRobie
August 7, 2020
Manually create classes and contacts list. It is arranged by student name. Translates automatically as advertised. It works well! Only dislike is that I cannot menu my contact list for easy editing. I have to enter a message screen, tap the contact from there, and then can tap an edit icon. Would be awesome if i could edit contacts from a menu.
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A Google user
April 23, 2020
I figured out that you can send PDFs using this app from the computer. My favorite thing so far is that parents don't have to sign up or download anything for this to work just like regular text messages. I just make sure to tell them it's really me (even though they can't call; it's just text). I also like the option of pressing "send" once and it goes to everyone I choose. It offers a lot for a free app and I'm sure it'll get better with the technology world thriving nowadays.
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June 16, 2020
Thank you so much for the detailed review! We're glad to see you making the most of the TalkingPoints app!

What's new

Welcome! We're always working to make the app better so you can easily engage with your students’ families. This update includes a few bug fixes and a way to see if families have chosen to leave your chat. To make sure that everyone is up-to-date with the recent enhancements, we are requiring an app update. Please take a few minutes to update your app!