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App of the Week: Stay in the loop

By Laura Devaney
September 8th, 2014

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Name: SchoolCircle

What is it? SchoolCircle is a new survival tool for busy parents, teachers and room parents. It eliminates much of the “busywork” that teachers and room parents deal with in order to communicate with parents, and organize events and volunteers.

Best for: Parents and educators

Price: Free

Requirements: Mobile device and internet connection

Features: The SchoolCircle web app allows teachers to easily communicate with parents from a personal dashboard where they can share tasks, events, messages, photos and documents according to designated classes or “Circles.” At a glance, parents can see all upcoming events, classroom pictures and documents, messages from the teacher and assigned tasks. Parents can also import events to their personal calendars. Teachers also have the option of sending urgent messages the moment they need to go out. Alerts stay consistent and in one central place, so nothing slips through the cracks.

Link: http://www.schoolcircle.com/

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Ascione Devaney is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura