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Remind- Geared towards students mostly (HS age) though there is also a parent feature
- Send simple text reminders about events and assignments
- Reminders/announcements can be scheduled and sent in advance
- Files can be attached to messages (pics, hw, etc.)
- Communicate availability to students & teachers
- Co-teacher options (more than one eachers can send messages
- Read receipts so you know who has seen your message
- Group conversations can be set for discussions and collaborations
- Communication: 1 to 1 (sent from master message)
- Notifications sent within the app and as emails.
- Messages are sent in text format (rather than assignment list)
- There is no coding for messages (ie. assignment vs. announcement)
- Just a messaging app - doesn't replace all communication
- No assignment tracking or managing screen
- pared down design with fewer distractions
- teacher to student sending assignments (teacher contributes to student planner page - assignment populates to student page when teacher adds them) to ensure no assignments are forgotten between assignment & student home
- color coded classes
- assignment types icons
- calendar view/integration
- allow teacher to estimate time for completion to help students with planning
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Bloomz- Geared towards parents (mostly of elementary school children)
- Facebook-type view where parents can like and comment on posts created by teachers
- Many features allows teachers to use Bloomz for almost all communication with parents
- Classroom calendars can be created
- Online signup sheets can be created
- Parent-teacher sign-ups
- Allows behavior tracking
- Premium offerings to teachers/parents to make $
- Communication: 1 to1 and 1 to many
- Files (photos, videos & docs can be sent)
- Notifications sent within the app and as emails.
- No real way to send messages to students, geared towards parent communication
- No assignment tracking or managing screen
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MyHomework- Track assignments, HW & tests
- Track classes
- Get due dates and reminders
- Sync between devices
- Paid version has file attachment options
- Paid version has external calendar access
- There is a School Subscription option that allows school/teacher to communicate with students
- No communication between teachers and students
- Tracking assignments is student obligation
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Class Timetable- Track classes
- Track assignments simply
- Color coded classes for consistency
- No communication between teachers and students
- Tracking assignments is student obligation
- Classes and assignments are tracked separately - assignments not integrated
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Google Classroom
- All encompassing
- class view & assignment view (similar to planner page - new feature)
- teacher can upload assignments
- discussion/question stream possible within an assignment or a class
- Assignments can be turned in within the app (mobile or desktop)
- Huge feature offering - planner page view can get lost in other features
- no estimate of time for assignments
- Potential information overload
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