Apps & Online Tools to Help You Save Paper
Between teachers, school leaders and parents - the communication highway seems to be paved with paper. Notes home, clipboard signup sheets, flyers, posters, slips . . . the list goes on! Incorporate a more efficient and eco-friendly system to communicate in your school this year with these online tools & top apps:
Share important documents (permission slips, forms, contact lists, surveys, etc) online, securely with Google docs; send parents important information regarding the classroom, students and rely on parents to have access whenever they need to check in.
Lose the clipboards and paper sign up sheets and start organizing online with VolunteerSpot's free signup sheets. Coordinate classroom parents in a snap for everything from weekly readers to class party helpers, lunchroom advisers, field trip chaperones, math station leaders, you name it. With 24/7 access from a a computer or smartphone, eCalendar syncing and automated reminders (plus a free iPad app, "Clipboard"), VolunteerSpot is the answer for paperless organizing. Get started
Engage class parents with visual insight into what’s going on in the classroom and school with free, interactive blogs from Edublogs. Teachers can post customized newsletters, photos and podcasts to share with students and parents; as well, they can introduce class and parent discussions with conversation threads and monitor all posted content too! Get started
Store essentital checklists, meeting notes and more on Evernote. Great for committees to swap and share ideas and planning notes from montly meetings, or for school parent group leaders to plan agendas and projects. Get started
Access and share important files wherever you are with DropBox; great for planning large events and storing documents, presentations and more to share with school leaders, staff members, teachers and parents. Try it today