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5 apps to keep parents and teachers connected

These five easy-to-use and free tools can help parents and educators stay in touch and prevent potential academic concerns


As we prepare for a new school year, many parents would like to know how they can better connect with teachers and stay informed with their child’s progress.

Maintaining open channels of communication is important and can help prevent a student from falling behind.

There is no shortage of social media and mobile application tools for receiving instant news and communication, and eSchool News has compiled the following apps to connect and network with educators during the school year.

If there is a specific technology not mentioned in this list that you think is helpful, please let us know in the comments section below and by following the conversation on Twitter @eschoolsnews.

(Next page: Five parent-teacher communication tools)

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  1. Cindy

    August 25, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Some schools don’t allow Facebook understandably. An alternative is Edmodo which also has a parent portal and is controlled by the teacher.

    • Michael Sharnoff

      August 26, 2014 at 1:19 pm

      Thank you very much for sharing this, Cindy.