When it comes to a child’s education, it’s vital that parents and teachers can communicate well. They both see the child in different settings, and together they can build up a picture of that child works and learns. Apps are a fantastic way to keep in touch, as they’re easy to access and use. Here are 10 apps that you can use to keep in touch and improve your child’s education.
This app recognizes that notes in backpacks rarely work. They get lost, they get missed for weeks, and so messages aren’t sent. This app eliminates the problem by sending messages directly to parents. It also allows parents to participate in classes, so they can see what their children are learning. Even pictures and videos can be sent via the app.
This app has been developed so reminders can be sent and seen exactly when they should be. The developers recognize that letters and emails can often sit unread for days or even weeks, where a notification will be seen right away. Teachers can send test reminders, so parents know exactly what’s happening that day and what their child should be ready for.
This app is perfect if you or parents don’t own a smartphone. Many apps don’t keep these people in mind, but Ringya does. You can set up group messages between any group of people, so keeping a class’s parents in the loop is easy. It can be used on PC too, so non-smartphone owners can stay involved.
This app is perfect for teachers, as it can help them record everything for parents with just a few taps. Teacher David Jenkins from Revieweal says “You can track attendance, behavior, grades, and all kinds of things with this app. It was incredibly helpful as it meant all the information I needed for parents at the touch of a button.”
This app gives you the ability to bring teachers, students, and teachers together all on one platform. This means that any work or documents can be sent to students, and parents can see what those documents are, and when they were sent. It helps create transparency between everyone, which means that everyone knows what’s expected of them. It’s a helpful communication tool in that regard.
This app is designed with volunteers in mind. In a school setting, it’s perfect for organizing chaperones for school trips, or schedules for parents to volunteer in schools. You can use it to create schedules or signup sheets that they can use to get involved. If you’re a teacher looking to involve parents in school, then this is a good way of doing so.
If your parents prefer to get emails from you, rather than having to download an app, then MailChimp is the tool you should use. It lets you create user groups depending on the message that you need to send out, and who it affects. This helps you minimise confusion that mass emails can generate. It also keeps email numbers down, so no parent should feel as though they’re drowning in emails from their child’s school.
Sometimes a social network can be the best way of parents and teachers to keep in touch. App developer Sarah Wales from Australian Reviewer says, “As a teacher, you can use it to share anything you think may be relevant to the parents of your pupils. As a parent, it’s an easy way to get in touch with the teacher and other parents too, helping create a sense of community.”
This app is designed to help teachers connect with students even when they’re not in class. Parents can use it too, as it’s a great way to keep an eye on their child’s homework assignments and performance in class. Online tests and discussions can get parents involved in their children’s learning, and help them feel like a part of it. It’s a great way to keep everyone in the loop.
This app is a highly developed writing tool that can help anyone, especially pupils, in improving their writing skills. It’s also a tool that teachers and parents can put to use, too. There’s writing guides for almost every eventuality, so if you think you need some help with getting your point across, consult this guide before you write that message. You’ll be surprised at how much it can improve your writing skills.
These 10 apps have all been chosen as they’re made with teachers and parents in mind. With your busy lifestyle, it’s hard to stay in touch, but these apps make it a whole lot easier. Whether you’re communicating by phone, email, or even social media, there’s lots of ways you can stay talking and improve your child’s education.