ClassTag was originally created to help you as a teacher save time when communicating with your students’ families. Teachers are busy and we know how important your time is. We’ve also come to realize that teachers spend more than just time on their classrooms; they spend their hard earned money. Our team at ClassTag wanted to give even more support to amazing teachers, so we introduced a Rewards Program – ClassTag Rewards – to help stock your room with supplies and thank you for being a parent engagement all-star!
Of course, with any fun program such as this there are always tips and tricks to maximize the benefits! Let us help you get started.
First things first, head on over to ClassTag.com, sign in and click the “Rewards” tab. Not sure where it is? We’ll help you find ClassTag Rewards in the image below.
Alright, now that you’re ready to look around, let’s talk about how to redeem a reward! We want you to try rewards, so we’ve even put added a reward you can test. Go ahead and click the “Try ClassTag Rewards”.
Now click “Redeem coupon”. Don’t worry, it doesn’t cost any coins for this one! It just acts as an example to show you what the redemption process looks like.
Time to check your email. Yeah, you might notice we’ve thrown in something fun. And yes, you CAN redeem a reward more than once. We won’t judge you if you “try” ClassTag Rewards more than once. 😉
So you know how to to redeem a reward, but you might still be wondering: HOW does Rewards work? How do I earn ClassTag Coins?
Simple. There are two ways you can earn coins: parent engagement and teacher referrals. Right now you can earn up to 500 ClassTag Coins a month, just by getting parents involved. Coins are deposited at the start of each new month from your previous months engagements.
Earn Through Parent Engagement
The more engaged you are with parents, the more coins you earn! There are a few different ways you can do this.
Announcements: these are broadcast messages that you can send to all parents to share a great moment from the classroom, give them some tips and ideas for how to support their child or give heads up on something going on at school. You can upload pictures, videos, and files along with the announcement itself.
Stories: a Story can be made visible to all parents or parents of one student and are a great way to send a picture/photo privately to a parent. You can create a Story right from your home page and add as many pictures or videos as you like (parents love pictures!!). You don’t have to even add a message, just load up the pictures, and share!
Parent/Teacher Conferences: these can be one of the most difficult events to coordinate and we are excited to give teachers and administrators a very easy and intuitive way to get them scheduled and take advantage of the smart reminding system to boost participation.
Volunteer Requests and To-Do Items: ask for helpers to be somewhere at a certain time or use for chaperones and activities leaders. You can also ask for donations of a single item or require parents to complete a task.
Earn Through Referrals
If you want to earn a some coins on the side, remember you can always refer a teacher! From the referral page all you need to do is enter another teacher’s e-mail address, phone number or even share it via social media. Make sure they use your unique referral code. This ensures you get credit for their referral. Check back to the referral page to see if your fellow teacher has signed up for ClassTag. As soon as your referred teacher gets signed up and starts a classroom, YOU get to reap the rewards – 150 ClassTag coins per teacher! And what’s better than earning rewards by helping other teachers? When the other teachers get a reward too! You guessed right, referrals are two sided, which means you both earn ClassTag Coins!
A Few More Tips for ClassTag Rewards
We know many of you are saving up for those amazing Amazon or TeachersPayTeachers gift cards, but don’t be scared to redeem for those low priced EdTech Rewards! We even have some rewards listed at 0 coins, but they won’t be around forever!
Also, don’t forget to check the Rewards tab often. We’ll be adding new and exciting offers that you won’t want to miss. Keep an eye out for our newsletter, which will announce any new Rewards or features.
We’ve created the Rewards program to support teachers and we are continuously looking for ways to improve the experience for you. We take your feedback very seriously, so please feel free to email us at email@example.com if you have anything you’d like to share with us.