Bloomz: For Teachers & Schools

Bloomz: For Teachers & Schools

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 4.58
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Bloomz Inc
  • Compatibility: Android
  • Links: Google Play Store
11,076 Ratings
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Bloomz: For Teachers & Schools App

One app for all your parent communication. Bloomz is the FREE award-winning app that saves teachers lots of time in all parent communications, while creating a supportive classroom community. “Make your life easier by consolidating all of your communications and coordination with parents.” – WeAreTeachers “If you’re looking for ways to build relationships with and between families, check out Bloomz!” – The Cornerstone for Teachers “There’s one app that does it all, it’s called Bloomz.” – Vicki Davis (CoolCatTeacher) Bloomz makes it easy for teachers to securely share photos, classroom updates and reach parents instantly through messaging, as well as to coordinate events (like PT Conferences) and sign up for volunteers. Bloomz now supports Student Timelines, a simple & beautiful way to capture and share student-driven portfolios. Students can publish their work by quickly scanning a QR code and annotating their work. Teachers can approve and instantly share with parents on Student's Timelines. With Bloomz teachers can: - Post class updates and share pictures, and see who’s viewing them - Manage events and calendar, with built-in reminders - Schedule Parent-Teacher Conferences in seconds - Sign up volunteers in a few easy steps - Message one or more parents, without sharing their cell phone number - Send alerts notifications for urgent matters, to both phone and email in one click. - Invite parents via email or class code for privacy - Capture & share student-driven portfolios with parents securely via Student Timelines - Reinforce students’ positive behavior, sharing notes and awards with parents With Bloomz parents can: - Sign up FREE and be notified via SMS/TEXT messaging - Choose between push and email notifications, as well as their frequency - Read posts in their preferred language with one-click translations (80 languages available) - Communicate with other parents for play dates, carpooling and more Awards: - New Education Product of 2016 – EdTech Digest - 2015 Awards of Excellence – Tech & Learning - The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval - Top 20 Most Promising K12 Technology – CIO Review - People’s Choice Award – Stevie Awards - Best of Show @ ISTE 2016 – Tech & Learning - Best Website for Teaching and Learning 2016 – American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Subscription: Bloomz is always free for teachers, parents and schools. Bloomz may experiment with different premium experiences, while continue to offer both educators and parents a free platform to connect, coordinate and communicate. The Bloomz Convenience Pack is an easy and quick way to download and share media posted on Bloomz, in full resolution, and without restrictions.* For only $1.67 a month (billed annually at $19.99), parents get photo and video downloads at full resolution on both mobile and desktop, with multiple media selection (including full albums) and unlimited access, even after class is archived. Note: Teachers can always upload unlimited number of photos and/or videos to share with parents at no cost. * Your subscription is effective for 1 calendar year starting with your purchase. Your iTunes account will be charged at confirmation of purchase and automatically renews at the then current price, unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings, and you can cancel any time by emailing [email protected] You can ask for a refund within the first 15 days as long as no content has been downloaded after payment. Prices shown are in U.S. dollars. Other restrictions apply. Privacy Policy: Terms: Follow us on:

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Bloomz: For Teachers & Schools app reviews

  • Customer service not helpful 2/5

    By Stephshab
    This app worked great for me last year, regardless of the little bug issues. However, this year it seems to be going downhill. Since the beginning of the school year, parents have told me that they are not receiving my notifications for my posts/ announcements but receive them from my messages. Because of this, they have missed many important posts. I have worked with parents to check their notification settings, and everything is how it should be (along with mine). I reached out to Bloomz about 4-5 times via email since the issue started and have gotten absolutely no help. They told me that phone calls are only for paid customers, so I have no way to contact them other than email, which they do not help with. I am very saddened since I did enjoy this app and it made it easy to communicate with parents, but I am afraid that I will have to find a new communication app to use since parents and myself are unhappy.
  • Disappointed 1/5

    By k teacher 77
    This is my second year trying to use Bloomz. My first year I started using it during the pandemic but new it was hard for apps and programs to keep up with the demand. Now my 18th year being in education and retrying something for my 2nd time I've never been more disappointed with a program. For one thing this app I've already used to set up my roster, send out to my parents to join, added a calendar for our Share Days, added my room mom(who has sent our volunteer schedule) and now my laptop or accessing the program via my teacher computer is not working. As a teacher this takes alot of time on my end. When loooing where to reach out to connect to someone they only have an email. Overa week ago , I sent an email asking for help and they keep saying something about needing to get a new code. Well I keep letting them knowand I haven't received the code. Now on my 4 th or 5th email I keep getting asked if I revived it and every time I've replied, "no!" Their answer is always the same, "Did this get resolved?" As an educator I'm disappointed when I don't have the time to keep resubmitting the same answer to their question and no number to contact to resolve my issue. Now if their is no response to my last email almost 48 hours later I will be reaching out to my parents to switch to a better system such as Remind, ParentSquare, and/or ClassDojo.
  • Poor support 1/5

    By DoneWaitinginKy
    App is unusable as of right now. Network error every time I log in. I’ve been in contact with super over a course of several emails and have nothing but generic response. The last 2 I’ve sent have gone unanswered. It’s more frustrating because my kids school has decided to use the app school wide so I don’t get any updates unless a teacher sends it to me personally. I know several parents are complaining about the same thing. If you’re a a school administrator STAY AWAY from this app!
  • Terrible customer service. Still waiting 1/5

    By Mark_ass trick
    The app logged me (teacher) out. I went to log back in but it says my information is incorrect. I went to reset the password but I haven’t received ANYTHING. I have tried emailing and they haven’t offered any solution besides an automated response. It is very frustrating as I need to communicate with families.
  • Security and visibility concerns 1/5

    By Lady named
    Sometimes young developers forget that older people might be using their product. I can find no security settings to protect my privacy or that of my child. Nor, can I find any way that I can increase font size so that I can read what my child’s teacher is writing to me. Unfortunately, these two omissions make the App unusable for me. It would be nice, also, if there was a way to reach customer support so that small issues can be resolved in a less public forum. On the bright side, when they move to correct some of these items, this should be a great tool for teachers, schools, and parents. I look forward to seeing that and needing to change my rating of them.
  • Login 3/5

    By YbyaB1
    Each time I use the app it logs me out the next day.
  • Terrible, worse than slack 1/5

    By Gizzard Stone
    If you want constant confusion and frustration and annoying messages from other parents, then this is for you. The app is the worst. Hard to use. Hard to find anything, confusing to send and receive messages. If your school insists on using this then donate to the bake sale in a wheelbarrow of rusty pennies. Two thumbs down. -M
  • I don’t like it 2/5

    By NanaNosha
    I been using it since last year it’s always a trouble with that in the login or software but I have to use it because the teacher has it already so we can communicate.
  • No support 1/5

    By Cbpcola
    I’m a teacher, and the recent two-factor update kicked me out. When I logged back on, all my data for my classroom is gone. I can’t reach anyone via email to figure out what happened (only a canned response about the update and to log back in).
  • Great info, but SLOW 2/5

    By Movard
    I like the app and it’s ease of use. I think it has a a lot of things combined like sign ups, messaging, updates. But it is SO SLOW to load and they’re often doing software updates so you can’t load it. It’s like going back to dial up - and my husband says the same.

    By Tmoore23
    I have a Bloomz account and was hacked at 2am in the morning while I was sleeping. I am mortified at what was sent out to a group of teachers, school administrators and parents of my daughters 5th grade class. This is UNACCEPTABLE for a system such as this to not take extra precautions so that teachers can use this platform to communicate safely. Our school is looking into another way to communicate.
  • Miserable app 1/5

    By Chooseanewname
    Notifications stay on and never go away. App is clunky and not easy it convenient at all. I’d rather just have a class fb page. You could do all the same things and no new app would be needed.
  • Glitchy 2/5

    By s_squaredd
    In theory this a great idea, however it is very glitchy. I never receive notifications in a timely manner. Only direct messages from the teacher come through. It will continue to show I have notifications even when I open up the app and can’t find anything. This seems to be a recurring issue that they have yet to fix.
  • Red notifications 1/5

    By Super bangn
    The problem I hate with this app is that it always shows a red icon for a message but there is hardly ever an update. Hate seeing the red icon on my phone. It’s great to be able to communicate to the teacher but hate the glitchy red icon.
  • Many years 4/5

    By mommabmz
    I first have to say I love this app. All the features is absolutely perfect for my classroom. I have used it over the years and is my go to. Sense COVID though there is some major kinks work out. It freezes allot. Last year my whole class was deleted then lost my conference times. Started new class this year and struggling sending messages. I get it. It gives notifications that they are working on it. It’s just hard because allot of families use this has a main communication and refuse to answer phone calls.
  • Absolute worst app for school communication 1/5

    By emileebc
    The app does not work. The support is extremely slow and unhelpful if you contact them for assistance.
  • Notifications 2/5

    This app is frustrating because it will show notifications but when you open the app there’s no way to determine what the notifications are. I have 2 classrooms to check so I have no way of knowing where the notification came from.
  • Not working anymore 2/5

    By Jingmin Z
    No longer able to sign in after changing my password. Always get stuck with the below message. "backtrace": "Traceback (most recent call last): \n File \"/usr/local/lib/python3.4/dist. packages/pymongo/\", line 1184, in get_socket_no_auth\n sock info self.sockets.popTeftO\nIndexError:pop from an empty deque\n\During handling of the above excepti thar «cantion occurred:
  • They charge you to download photos 1/5

    By kjodmb8
    All of the other apps like this allow parents to download photos. This one makes you pay $20 to subscribe to “premium” service in order to download pics.
  • Awesome application 5/5

    By Claudia9809
    We love the interaction we have with the teacher on a daily basis. She is able to share pictures with us on a daily basis. Claudia
  • Cumbersome and Not Intuitive 1/5

    By Snoopy117
    This app is a bungling mess. It gives all the power to the teachers and the teachers at our school hate it compared to Class Dojo. Most of the settings don’t work and it just feels like antiquated technology. Hard to communicate, freezes constantly, can’t see pics, etc.
  • Continual ghost notifications 2/5

    By My_Review25
    I like being able to communicate with my child’s teacher but numerous times a day, every day, we get the red notification on the app icon (Apple iOS). When we open the app there are no updates. I cannot stand it. It has happened previous iOS versions on up to the current one.
  • Crashed 1/5

    By Pluis_delgado
    It's not working
  • Not user friendly to register 1/5

    By vaalvarez
    When creating a parent profile the app assumes the child has the registering parent’s last name. It has been super messy trying to set up a family profile if both parents (with different last names) have created separate profiles as you will end up creating duplicates for your child under 2 different last names.
  • Letters to small to read 4/5

    By cduto
    I wish we had the option to zoom or make text bigger.
  • Looking at other apps 2/5

    By FNC08
    Problems: I have to shut off the wifi on my phone to use this at school, or nothing will post. There’s no customer service support number and there’s either no response from customer service when you send a message or there’s a long wait to receive a response. Looking for something with better customer service.
  • Customer service must be broke 1/5

    By Chud09
    I’m a preschool admin and cannot get an email back from anyone. I’ve sent 3. There’s no phone number to be found to call about an issue so I’m giving a one star review.
  • Great concept; poor quality 2/5

    By Katie G6656
    I have been using this app for four years with my infant class; over the past year it has become increasingly less reliable and significantly more buggy. Settings will not save; daily activities will not save, photos will not save. It’s just become unusable
  • Emails are easier 1/5

    By Karenturano
    Too confusing, best way to communicate with the teacher is email.
  • First grade 5/5

    By 808Trees
    It’s been really nice to have an easy way to reach the teacher as well as collaborate with parents on Bloomz
  • Muy buena 5/5

    By Josyanais
  • Great Parent-Teacher communication tool 5/5

    By Yoked2him
    I’ve been using Bloomz for my classroom for several years and I love being able to communicate so directly with my student families!
  • Teacher respond late 3/5

    By Avalanch man
    Nice way to communicate with teachers, but wish teachers could respond quicker. Most times they don’t respond until the end of the day and that’s not helpful when time is of the essence like something is due and I have put an item in our kids backpack to be turned in that day.
  • Easy to use 5/5

    By Migond
    I really like that it is so easy to use! I love it!
  • Updates 3/5

    By Bloomz User
    I like that it tells a user that there is a new message…. Just wish the app would show you exactly what is new.
  • The Best Communication App 5/5

    By tonyaslily
    I’ve never needed anything more than what they offer, pictures, videos, and characters.
  • Great app 5/5

    By Cal found
    Easy to use. Easy to follow different teachers/classrooms. Easy to find information. Great app.
  • Awesome App 5/5

    By Jsmith111111111-
    Great teacher communication app. Best one out there in my opinion!!!
  • Wonderful App 5/5

    By kenzerbug2002
    I have been using the app for over 2 years. It is a great way to stay connected and informed with my child’s teachers. Recently I had an app issue and I emailed Bloomz. They were speedy and had the issue corrected in no time. Thank you for a great app!
  • The worst 1/5

    By Fer0074593
    This app always lags, they keep “fixing” bugs and trying to improve but that never really helps. Idk why my child’s school would pick this app for parent teacher communication. Sometimes teachers don’t get message notifications. Do better!
  • Suggestion 3/5

    By mad tweeter
    I like Bloomz to an extent. It is very glitchy when giving out positive and negative points simultaneously. I would also like to be able to use my phone’s app to give out points and it connect to my computer display in the classroom.
  • Takes SOOO LONG to load! 1/5

    By Babyrosejeans
    Our school uses this app for mass communication. I’ve used other apps before and this is by far the worst. When I’m notified that someone from the school made a post, I click in the notification but wind up sitting there for minutes waiting for it to load. Then it’s like what’s the point. The app should be faster.
  • Glitchy 3/5

    By iHeartMailbox
    As a teacher, I love all of the features Bloomz offers, but it’s so glitchy! After over two years using Bloomz, I thought they’d have worked out the glitches by now, but I still get random notifications on the app. I’ll often click through everything to find where it’s coming from without being able to. Often it’ll disappear for a few minutes just to reappear the next time I pick up my phone. It’s maddening! There’s also a few glitchy things in their messaging. I really want Bloomz to be better. It has so much potential! I’m just so disappointed it’s not better by now!
  • Doesn’t even open 2/5

    By andjjdbf
    I can’t even get into the app. It does not work at all. Unusable for me.
  • Doesn’t load 1/5

    By photogRYphy
    Terrible app. It doesn’t load messages especially when you click on notifications. Support says to “delete and reinstall the app.” It’s a recurring issue. I wish my school didn’t use this.
  • Not the best classroom app I have used 3/5

    By JMcleland
    I have been a teacher a few years now. I have used various communication apps and this is my least favorite. It can be glitchy at times. There has been times when I get notifications from days ago. Also I don’t like that fact that I cannot use it horizontally on my iPad with the Smart Keyboard. There is so much that could be made better.
  • Always has a notification 2/5

    I agree with other reviewers, I’m constantly getting a notification even though there’s never anything new added. Please fix that issue. Also, sending a message is not very intuitive.
  • Bloomz 5/5

    By Ali Hale
    I can communicate with my Co workers. Better this way instead of texting them on there personal phones about work.
  • Hate it 1/5

    By Mohsocool
    I love the concept and it can be helpful, but I get notifications from the app and I have no idea what’s new. It’s not user friendly at all.