Looking for a vehicle to keep your communication open and clear with school families? With the options of email, social media, website, and newsletter, there are a ton of tools you can utilize to keep your school families connected — but do you need them all? If your parish school has limited time and staff, you need a way to send out one communication that will hit everyone. That’s where an app can help.
If your school has yet to invest in an app to stay in touch and keep teachers and parents connected, you’re missing out. Here are some of our favorites you need to check out.
Class Dojo connects teachers, students, and families through communication features that extend the classroom. Teachers can upload photos and videos for parents to check-out, instant message parents on the fly, as well as share lessons, create assignments, and schedule events.
If you’re looking for a way to connect and manage not only a school, but entire school districts, Schoology can help. Teachers can manage classrooms, create and submit assignments, and conduct assessments. Students can participate in interactive discussions and collaborate with their peers. Schoology has every tool a classroom needs and comes integrated with more than 200+ tools such as Google Drive, National Geographic Kids, and Vimeo.
Bloomz boasts itself as being an all school/home communication platform, with many features of its competitors but without the hassle of having to download the multiple apps. It’s social media-like interface makes it easy to share updates to an entire school, or to a specific guardian. It also has the ability to brand the app according to your specific school, which leads to greater recognizability.
One of the most popular classroom apps out there, SeeSaw is powerful, intuitive, and has a number of multimodal tools that allow students to show what they’ve learned using the method that works for them (such as writing, video, audio, etc.). Students and families can easily communicate with teachers, and teachers can assign classroom work that is easy to turn-in.
A free parent-teacher communication platform with everything you need to reach, engage, and support parents, ClassTag connects teachers and families with one easy-to-use app for all their communication needs. Deliverable as email, SMS or printable flyers, parents can get the information they need, the way they want to receive it.