In a previous post, we outlined ways to prevent school notification legal problems, so the next logical step is to show you how to avoid backlashes when launching a notifications program in your school or district. Make it easy – and legal – for your parents and staff to receive notifications by
Recent news about a school district’s alleged misuse of its school notification system is a nagging topic about which every school communications professional needs to be...well, notified. You need to be able to alert your audiences about what you feel is important, but you need to take the step
As web content becomes a greater part of our lives, website design is playing a more important role in your school community’s experience with your school. People expect more and more from your total web communications, so it’s important you stay out in front of school website design trends.
With more than 90% of adults going nowhere without their cell phone, making school notifications a part of your school's communications DNA is a no-brainer. It can help keep parents in the know on everything – from ordinary to urgent – impacting their child. Pinpointed and large-scale notificat
Just when you thought Facebook had plateaued, it introduces Facebook Live, which greatly expands the capabilities of still the world’s largest social media platform. Facebook could soon become a larger part of your school’s world if you follow these tips for using Facebook Live at school.
We live in the era of mobile phones and the applications that they hold. Mobile apps have become a standard of how we communicate and stay informed. Business of Apps reports that iOs users downloaded 25 billion apps last year and Android users downloaded 50 billion. There are many ways a school mob
In today’s landscape of constantly shrinking school budgets, the role of fundraising has become even more important to school communities. For both public and private schools, finding funds often requires some creative thinking. One major trend poised to become a breakthrough in the fundraising
Everybody wins when parents stay very connected to their child’s school experience, and today’s digital communication channels are certainly helping.
Getting the most, however, out of engaging websites, targeted emails, voice, SMS text messages, social media and mobile apps can be challenging
Navigating the school mobile app landscape these days requires a pretty large map. In our own diligence to find the right mobile app partner to co-develop a fully integrated mobile app-website solution, we found so many vendors with a wide range of deliverables. I feel for the school communications
You know it's time for a school mobile app. Now what? Maybe your board has approved the budget for one, but you’re not sure where to start.
The allure of being able to reach and truly connect with parents with dynamic, user-controlled data via a mobile app is appealing. It’s important, howeve