Apps & Websites to Power Your PTA & PTO!
What's on your school parent group's resolutions list for 2014? Getting organized always tops the list and what better way to coordinate your 2014 then streamlining PTA and PTO communication and event planning digitally. Check out our 5 favorite apps & tools for getting organized:
1. Dropbox: Share important documents, pictures, videos and files in the cloud with Dropbox! Free up to a certain amount of memory, Dropbox lets parent leaders upload and share files with the click of their mouse or tap on their screen phone; field trip permissions, spring carnival check list, volunteer orientation documents - you name it, you can share it!
2. VolunteerSpot: Coordinate school parents and classroom helpers in a snap with free online sign up sheets from VolunteerSpot. Quick online scheduling, easy access from a computer or smartphone and automated reminders make coordinating parent volunteers and helpers so easy (and less time consuming). Click here to try it out now
3. Hootsuite: Is your school resolving to be more 'social' this year? It's easy with social update scheduling tools from Hootsuite! Share online sign up links, fundraiser news, classroom updates and more on twitter with Hootsuite as well as catch a feed of twitterers you follow in addition to trending topics and hashtags you're interest in, i.e. #ptchat.
4. DirectorySpot: Manage your school directory on the go with DirectorySpot! Say goodbye to hunting for the school directory in the glove compartment or the kitchen -- your parents will love instant access and quick connections to other school parents wherever they are. All apps have school spirit and are customized with your school colors and logo or mascot. More info here
5. Trello: Project management is a breeze with the comprehensive but simple-to-use Trello tool. Set up To Do lists, tasks, reminders, alerts and even share important documents with fellow school leaders and parent volunteers; great for planning big fundraisers, ongoing school campaigns and more.
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