About Talking Points

  • TalkingPoints

    Manor ISD is excited to partner with TalkingPoints for the 2022-23 School Year. TalkingPoints is a free application that lets you communicate with your children’s teachers and school. You will be able to send and receive messages through this application in your preferred language, because TalkingPoints will translate your message into English for teachers. Stay engaged and involved in your child’s learning by communicating and collaborating with their teacher and school using TalkingPoints!

    Talk to your teacher about getting connected or review the information below. 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is TalkingPoints?

    TalkingPoints is a two-way multilingual family engagement platform that allows teachers and schools to have communication with families across language barriers! The platform translates messages back and forth into over 100 languages, to allow for teachers and school administrators to be able to reach families in their preferred languages directly, which in turn increases parent engagement in the classroom and school communities!

    Who has access?

    All Teachers and School Administrators have access to TalkingPoints via Clever. Teachers will automatically be given access to their class rosters to be able to communicate with their families. School Administrators will have access to their entire building, and be able to send messages to the entire campus at the touch of a button!

    I am a Manor ISD Teacher, How do I login?

    Chromebook or Laptop:

    Step 1: Go to Manor ISD Clever. Be sure to sign in using your Manor ISD email and password.

    Step 2: Look for the TalkingPoints icon. 

    Mobile Phone:

    Download the TalkingPoints for Teachers Mobile Application in either the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

    If you would like to use the TalkingPoints for Teachers Mobile Application to communicate with your families on the go, you will first need to log in on your Chromebook or Laptop through Clever, and set a password that can be used with the Mobile Application.

    I am a family member of a Manor ISD scholar, How do I log in?

    The great thing about TalkingPoints, is that families don't need to take any extra steps to receive messages from teachers! As soon as teachers start sending communication, families will automatically receive messages from their child(ren)s teacher on their phones as basic SMS text messages.

    What if families don't have unlimited texts?

    For this exact reason, TalkingPoints has developed an optional, and free, Parent Mobile Application which they can use to receive messages and bypass the texts. The Parent Mobile Application is also available for download on both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

    How can teachers and administrators send messages in another language?

    TalkingPoints will automatically send messages to families in the preferred language that has been indicated in the Student Information System (Skyward) used by Manor ISD, so you don't have to do anything to send messages in another language!

    How can families communicate with their children's teacher in their preferred language?

    Families can respond to messages in their home language via text message, because TalkingPoints will translate their messages into English. If families have downloaded the Parent Mobile Application, they can also change their own language preference in the app!

    Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

    If you are a teacher, contact your administrator. If you are a parent, contact your scholar's teacher.