Group Communication Apps, Tools, and Resources That We Love

Are you looking for apps, tools, and resources that you can use to communicate with your school community? If so, we have you covered. Check out our list below. Let us know if there are any that we missed.

Chatzy– This social messaging analog provides a safe, instant messaging platform for students. It does not require any sign-up process; it is simply “plug and play.” It works on all browsers and does not require any plug-ins to function. You simply create a virtual chatroom for your students to interact and develop together. Available in multiple languages.

ParentSquare– ParentSquare is a tool that increases parent involvement in school management and planning by providing a safe and secure platform for parent-educator correspondence. It helps to maintain a tightly knit, proactive group of educational stakeholders by offering two-way group messaging, private chats, area-wide alerts and announcements, and a simple user interface. ParentSquare brings parents from silent spectators in their children’s education to more active participants by establishing an open, two-way communication channel between them and their children’s educators.

Signal Vine – This is an intelligent two-way text messaging platform that allows users to personalize communication with students. Signal Vine’s Blended Messaging® approach enables you to connect CRM or SIS data to segment and personalize student communication. With Signal Vine, you can automate your messages and responses to save time while quickly identifying those responses that require an individual approach.

Child Care Daily App– This software solution is designed for daycares and similar facilities to securely manage communications between the business and its customers. The automated processes handle repetitive tasks, such as sending personal or group messages, alert notifications, or volunteer activity notices to parents. Updates are sent via the web, email, mobile device, SMS, or other means.

SchoolBzz – provides a solution to consolidate the tools schools use to communicate with families. It aggregates the key information and updates in one place, eliminating the need for parents to manage multiple user accounts or sift through long emails, newsletters, or websites to find the information they need. As a result, parents can get relevant information anywhere, anytime.

Composica – This system integrates authoring freedom and flexibility.  It uses an HTML5-based authoring solution for interactive e-learning content and real-time collaboration. The system reduces development time by saving, cataloging, and reusing pieces of content from previous projects. It also allows teammates to see what everyone is working on, open tasks, review notes, post on the project’s wall, and group chat.

Slack – Slack provides a single place for messaging, file sharing, and one-on-one and group conversations. Paired with a powerful search feature that allows anyone with permission to access past conversations and files, Slack allows schools to save time and communicate more effectively. It can sync across all your devices and integrates seamlessly with over 1,500 apps.

Communication & Calendar App – This is a communication app designed to help schools and districts keep in constant communication. It is a mobile and web platform that brings schools together with calendars, notifications, and group communications. The app is available on desktop and mobile devices, and it automatically updates events and dates to remind parents of upcoming events.

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