Blogs

How to overcome objections to joining your PTA?
There are always going to be excuses and objections to joining the PTA. Most parents don’t see the value in
Read more.
A conversation on fundraising and school directory with School Zone
Welcome to the school zone school fundraising ideas podcast. We interviewed top fundraising and resource companies to help you find
Read more.
MobileArq 2018 American Small Business Champion
MobileArq Receives National Recognition as a 2018 American Small Business Champion by SCORE  Summit, NJ-based MobileArq, https://mobilearq.com/, a provider of
Read more.
Why data security does not mean data privacy?
Data privacy and data security have become hot-button issue in recent weeks. Facebook, the social networking giant with over 214
Read more.
The complete PTA Software guide
Are you confused about the countless school and PTA Software solutions available on the market? How does a Student Information
Read more.
school fundraising app
School Fundraising: ‘Crush it’ with these three simple hacks for PTAs and PTOs
School Fundraising takes time and it is a lot of work! Organizing a school fundraiser is no simple task. You
Read more.
Tech Tip #4: Safeguard your phone with encryption
This article was originally published on https://tapinto.net at http://bit.ly/MA-tech-tipe-4. In this article, I will introduce you to encryption, the why and
Read more.
Secure Your Email From Hackers
A Gmail phishing* attack has been perpetuated on millions of users in which the hacker sends you a fake email
Read more.
Secure your smartphone with your fingerprint
This post written by Niru Mallavarupu originally appeared on the Tap Into Springfield as a Technology Tip. Smartphones have become
Read more.
Secure your smartphone with a passcode
This article written by MobileArq Founder Niru Mallavarupu was originally published in Tap Into – https://www.tapinto.net/towns/springfield/articles/tech-tip-securing-your-smartphone Since smartphones have become an
Read more.
August 11, 2016

Mobile School Directories and the ‘Go Green’ Movement in US Schools

Every year thousands of schools in states across the US continue to go through the grueling process of compiling and printing school directories for parents.   These directories include names and contact information of families, students and teachers and represent a valuable school resource for parents.   However, the print directories consume significant levels of paper and ink products, a ‘tradition’ that is at odds with the School’s mission to ‘Go Green’. The production and use of paper contribute towards significant pollution of our environment, affecting, air, water and land. Even paper recycling can be a source of pollution due to the sludge produced during de-inking (remove ink from the paper being recycled).  The increasing demands for paper consumption has led to deforestation of ‘old growth forests’, compounding the ecological impact of increased Greenhouse gas production and global warming. The digital directories represent an ideal ‘Go Green’ solution to the drawbacks of […]