Every PTA/PTO/HSA loves to compile a school directory at the beginning of the school year in August/September. To get a directory published by the end of September, you need to collect the permission from parents and their updated contact info to be published in the directory during the summer months. This includes finding volunteers willing to chase the parents and organize the information. With all these requirements, the directory usually does not get done in time for distribution to the parents in September. For some schools, the directory is simply not produced even by December. Or you could have the parents simply update their information in an online directory. With, this problem in mind, MobileArq helps out the PTAs and PTOs with the preparation of the online and mobile school directories. So, if you have not yet compiled your school directory, then, below are the top ten reasons your PTA/PTO […]
Are you a class parent who wants to send a note to all the parents in your child’s class about the upcoming “Teacher’s Gift” or “Teacher’s Appreciation Day” or simply requesting for a parent volunteer? Are you a teacher who wants to provide your students with timely reminders about a homework assignment that is due or an upcoming exam ? Are you a PTA President who needs to send weekly newsletters and emails to your PTA Members? MobileArq school directory app fulfills the wide-spread and important need for group communication within the school community. Over 20,000 parents, teachers and PTA Officers are using MobileArq to easily and effectively communicate with their school community.
I talk to school parents every day about our mobile school directory app. One of the questions asked is – how does a mobile app compare to an electronic PDF available over the web containing a list of parent contacts. I have compiled a table with the list of comparable features. Our mobile school directory app, MobileArq, is available on smartphones, iPads or any tablet device, computers (laptops and desktops). PDF Directory Mobile School Directory App Hard to view on a smartphone. Built for usage on a smartphone, tablet or computer with the same URL Not interactive Interactive‚ call/email/text from app Personal info cannot be updated/published by the user. Personal info can be updated and published immediately by the user or directory volunteer. No Group Communications Send message in a single click to members of any group. E.g., class/forensics/sport teams. As you can see, the benefits of having an app […]