Class Messenger: A Better Way To Communicate With Parents, Students, and Staff

Communication from school to parent/student has evolved over the last 5 years. Not only are schools moving toward the web to communicate more, but parents and students are as well. In fact, one of the first places that people look now for information is the web. So, it would be only natural that this would happen. There are a variety of different ways to communicate through the web, and today, I want to take a look at Classroom Messenger. The company behind it, Scholastic, has been around in education for a long time and have definitely made a name for themselves. So, it definitely piqued my interest when I came across this platform that they are pushing out to teachers, administrators, parents, and students. Let’s take a look at it.

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Booktrack: Soundtracks For Reading Books

Reading can be a lot of fun, but what do teachers do for students who don’t like to read? I know many teachers have some amazing strategies to get kids to read. But sometimes, you need something different. That is where something like Booktrack can come in handy. It harnesses the power of technology, audio, and reading and puts it all into one great web application that teachers, students, and even parents can use for reading. Let’s take a look at their unique approach.

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MOS Reach: Charge All Your Devices At Once

Now days, as a teacher, I had a laptop, my iPhone as well as my iPad in my classroom with me at any one given time. What I absolutely hated the most was the fact that when I had to charge two or even all three of them, I always had to make sure that I had my power cable for my laptop as well as for my two other devices. Then, I had to find places to plug them into my classroom. I know, first world problems, but nonetheless, it was a problem that I am sure I wasn’t the only one running into. With the rise of mobile technology in the classroom, there is sure to be a need for a solution to this problem. Well, there are a few that I have seen out there that have tried to solve this problem, but there is an up and coming project that is sure to pique your interest. Let’s check out the MOS Reach.

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Apple’s Back to School Sale

If you have been in the market for an Apple product, but have been wanting to wait for prices to go down. Or you just aren’t sure if you should spend more money for their products, well, now is the time to jump in. It’s time for Apple’s Back to School sale, and if you are a college student, parent, or teacher, now is the time to get that Apple product you wanted for the classroom or to study at home.

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