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SchoolCircle Launches Free App for Teacher-Parent Communications
SchoolCircle is a new, free Web
app for teachers and parents designed to facilitate communication and event
SchoolCircle is intended to replace the various e-mails, reply-all threads and
paper flyers used to communicate between teachers and parents and to make it
easier for parents to keep track of school deadlines, appointments and
Teachers and parents can get started by visiting the SchoolCircle site and
creating a free account. Teacher accounts let them create a "circle" of parents
for their class, and they can share messages, pictures and files with members of
their circle, as well as organize events and and assign tasks.
Parents can sign up for a free SchoolCircle account when they are invited by
their child's teacher, or they can create an account and invite the teacher and
other parents to join. Parents can see all of the upcoming events, classroom
pictures, documents and messages shared by the teacher, and they can import
events into their personal calendar. They can also receive morning reminders at
7 a.m., daily digests at 5 p.m. and weekly planners on Sundays. If the teacher
has an urgent message, they can send it to parents immediately.
According to SchoolCircle, the app is particularly useful for parent
volunteers, who can creat their own circles and send out classroom content and
reminders to other parents, just as the teacher would.
Further information about SchoolCircle can be found on the
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.