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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 […]
March 14, 2014

Are you a PTA Mom doing it all?

PTA Moms are usually doing it all – managing their children, arranging for the best parties for their classroom, girl scouts leaders, volunteer at the school library, create the school directory and the list goes on. It can be overwhelming at times.
February 19, 2014

A Mobile Website or a Native App for Your Mobile School Directory?

A web app or a native app to access a mobile school directory? Mobile School Directories are generally accessed via mobile websites.  While this process requires users to login and to have access to the Internet, mobile websites or web apps are also considered to be a more secure means of providing users with privacy-protected content.  In the age of apps‚ where software programs or applications covering a wide range of usage can be readily downloaded and stored on a mobile device, the questions is often asked if the school directory can also be downloaded as an app. Efficient access, operation and Internet independence are the major arguments in support of having the school directory as downloadable ‘native app’.  So, why are the school directories not generally provided as native apps.   The main argument against going the native app route is data security.  Storage of the data that is […]
February 14, 2014

Mobile Website or App, their Differences and Benefits?

Smartphone and mobile device users access mobile websites and apps for specific tasks.  The distinction between the Mobile Websites and Apps dictates their usage and application.  Yet, the user uses these two terms interchangeably.  So, what is a Mobile Website and how does it differ from an App? We will define of each of these two terms and then assess their advantages and disadvantages A mobile website is similar to any other website accessed over the Internet.  The mobile website is distinguished from a standard website is by its device responsive design, so that it can fit within the small screen and touch-screen interface.  A great advantage of a mobile website is that it can work on any platform and can be readily updated as necessary.  A major disadvantage is a couple of steps that are required to bookmark the mobile website by the user. Apps are software applications that […]