These parent teacher communication apps will make keeping parents informed so much easier!
As a teacher, I’m always looking for ways to communicate with my students’ families and keep them up-to-date on all of the things going on in our classroom. I’ve tried calling, emailing, texting, and writing notes home but have found sharing information instantly on my phone or tablet through apps is a more effective way to connect to parents. We all know that papers get lost on the way home, or it’s easy to forget details about upcoming events. If you work at a school or send your child to a school that isn’t using an app, this could be life-changing. Well, not completely, but it will make life so much easier.
Apps are the new easy way to communicate, and many apps are even free for schools! Here are 9 Parent Teacher Communication Apps:
Parent Teacher Communication Apps That Make Life Easier
COR Advantage – This is one of the newest communication apps available, and it has all the bells and whistles! Make professional newsletters, send messages, and even translate messages for families in their home language. They make it super easy to share photos, images, reports, and portfolios. But the icing on the cake? They also have a built-in early childhood assessment tool! Their assessment tool blew me away when I saw that it met all state standards and even works with Head Start programs.
SeeSaw– This app helps students, families, and teachers. Students can document and share their learning activities. Families can immediately know all about their child’s school day. And teachers can stay organized and easily communicate with parents with SeeSaw.
Tadpoles– With this app, you can record information on daily reports, prepare lesson plans up to four weeks in advance, view medical and emergency information, and much more. Parents can download or share photos and videos of their children, mark their child absent or on vacation, and receive emergency alerts.
Brightwheel– With Brightweheel, you can provide a summary of your day and call parents right from within the app. Send photos easily as well. You can also record student progress with text or voice and share assessments privately with other teachers.
Storypark– With this app, you can share pictures, videos, and observations. You can also keep parents informed on how a child is developing and learning. Storypark’s reporting features make it easy to see each child’s progression, unique interests, and family involvement. You can create ePortfolio records that students can have from birth to school too.
Bloomz– With Bloomz, teachers can share messages and photos with parents, schedule parent-teacher conferences, and even help with volunteer sign-ups.
More Apps To Help Teachers Keep Families Informed
ClassDojo– With ClassDojo, you can share positive feedback or give students a digital high-five and encourage classroom and school values. You can also instantly share photos, videos and announcements on Class Story or privately message any parent. Students can share their work in their own digital portfolios too.
Kaymbu– With this app, you can align your classroom observations with your curriculum and assessments to track student development. You can easily share that information with their families too. This app also includes special tools designed specifically for preschool and daycare programs including digital daily sheets, attendance tracking, and much more.
Kangarootime – Kangarootime is an app that works perfectly for childcare centers and preschools. It provides iPads to schools and logs children in and out when they enter and leave the building, all in accordance with US state regulations. It provides a way for families to pay for school tuition so that schools don’t have to send invoices or worry about collecting payments each time. Kangarootime also helps administrative staff figure out staffing, ratios, and even keeps track of meals for the Food Program. Direct phone messages, daily reports, and photos are also part of the app.
It can be difficult trying to talk to family members when they are dropping off or picking up their child at school. Both teachers and parents are so busy during the day to call and email each other too. These teacher parent communication apps will make communicating with parents easy.
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