Blogs

Mobile School Directory App Versus a PDF
I talk to school parents every day about our mobile school directory app. One of the questions asked is –
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School Directory Production
School Directory Production can be a torturous process I was talking to the “PTA ex-Directory Chair” in one of the
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School Directory App invaluable tool for parents
Why do parents need a mobile school directory? All parents are always balancing their commitments to work and other responsibilities
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Mobile and Online School Directory for School Parents – Top Ten Reasons
Do we use the printed copies of the Yellow Pages? Years ago, after search engines like Yahoo, Google and Bing
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Mobile and Online School Directory App Helps Parents in a time crunch
Why did we build this mobile and online school directory app? Parent Teacher Organizations build a school directory for the
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Collaboration Portals for Parents in K-12 schools
Parent Teacher Organizations or Parent Teacher Associations are an important part of the public school fabric in the United States.
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Self-service parent portal enhances communication in school community
LocalArq implemented a self-service portal for Franklin elementary in Summit, New Jersey. What is a self-service portal? Initially when websites
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MobileArq transforms communication in school community with technology tools
Franklin Elementary school in Summit, New Jersey implemented a parent portal with LocalArq’s innovative technology that provides personalized tools for
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Top Ten Reasons You Need More Than a LinkedIn Group for Your Alumni Association?
I have called and spoken to a couple of hundred Alumni Association Directors coordinators to get their feedback on having
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April 23, 2014

How School Directory compilations can lead to eye problems?

April 16, 2014

PTA/PTO in the cloud

What is the PTA in a cloud? What is the “cloud” anyway? These days almost all data is stored permanently on a private and secure place that can be accessed via the internet. Typically, the remote server that a user is accessing via the web interface is the “the cloud”. Data in the “cloud” does not mean anyone can see it – only the authorized users would be able to access the data. Data could be your PTA’s documents, forms or whatever you might want to store on the cloud. A PTA/PTO deals with secure and private data and financials year after year, as they build the student directory and run half a dozen fundraisers each year. Keeping your PTA/O information on a private and secure place on the internet, that is not google-able is the best time saver and collaborative tool. Instead of sending emails loaded with attachments to […]
April 13, 2014

What the HeartBleed Security Bug Means to an Internet User?

                                                          All of us use devices connected to the internet every single day, whether it is to browse the web, get our financial information or connect to our children’s schools. So it is essential for us to understand the implications of the HeartBleed Bug for us as an internet user. In this article, we explain the HeartBleed bug in a layman’s language and its impact upon the regular user. When you submit any information on the internet, whether it is a keyword or phrase that you are searching on Google or a username for logging into a secure website, your query is converted into a coded message or encrypted to insure its security from an ‘eavesdropper’. The security flaw termed as the […]
March 18, 2014

Top Ten Reasons Dads are a Rare Species on PTA Boards

10. The PTA Board meetings are always in the mornings and Dads are at work. FIX: Move the meetings to the evenings. 9. PTA Moms are the leaders at home and the school and do not want give Dads a chance to lead. 8. Dads do not want to get involved with school politics! 7. PTA Moms are better at fighting school boards for their children’s education! 6. Dads cannot compete with the Type A PTA Moms who are organized, smart and capable of doing it on their own. 5. Stay-at-home Dads really love staying at home – they don’t like to socialize! 4. PTA Moms love fundraising and raising money for their schools. 3. PTA Moms are better at making Halloween Treats, Gingerbread cookies and holiday parties in general! 2. PTA Moms can multi-task – organize the next school fair/bingo night/basket raffle, drive three kids to different places everyday […]