10 tips to choose the right technology for your school

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Implementing new technology into a school is a key decision that has an impact on your whole school community. Over the last 20 years we’ve helped hundreds of schools with technology adoption strategies across many challenging environments. Here are our top 10 tips for a successful implementation road map.

  1. Identify what problems or challenges you’re trying to resolve
  2. Gather information from students, parents, teachers, professors, administrators, donors, alumni and any other relevant groups; surveys, or focus groups can be great for this.
  3. Do your research and dig deep. Ask supplier/provider questions such as; Read More

Why Your School App Is Failing Copy Copy

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In the past few years, mobile apps have been added to the already large range of communication strategies available to schools. In a recent study, schools told us many of the expectations mobile apps promised to deliver have not materialised, and it’s been discovered that large gaps exist in essential app capabilities.

Why Are So Many School Apps Ineffective?

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Why Your School App Is Failing Copy

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In the past few years, mobile apps have been added to the already large range of communication strategies available to schools. In a recent study, schools told us many of the expectations mobile apps promised to deliver have not materialised, and it’s been discovered that large gaps exist in essential app capabilities.

Why Are So Many School Apps Ineffective?

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Why Your School App Is Failing

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In the past few years, mobile apps have been added to the already large range of communication strategies available to schools. In a recent study, schools told us many of the expectations mobile apps promised to deliver have not materialised, and it’s been discovered that large gaps exist in essential app capabilities.

Why Are So Many School Apps Ineffective?

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2.9 cent ($NZ) School Text Messaging

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Now Available in NEW ZEALAND

BREAKTHROUGH NEW SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY

Save Your School $000’s in Cheaper SMS Costs

In 2002, MGM Wireless made the worldwide invention for schools to use SMS for absence messaging. Since then, over 1,700 schools across Australia, New Zealand, America and India have used MGM systems, including many Education Departments directly.

And we’ve sent a whopping 27+ million absence text messages too!


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2.5 cent School Text Messaging

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BREAKTHROUGH NEW SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY

Save Your School $000’s in Cheaper SMS Costs

In 2002, MGM Wireless made the worldwide invention for schools to use SMS for absence messaging. Since then, over 1,700 Australian schools have used MGM systems, including Education Departments in WA, NT, QLD and NSW, and we’ve sent a whopping 27+ million absence messages!


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Don’t give up on your School App – yet

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A common issue we often hear is that a school is just about ready to give up on their school app because they’re just not happy with the results. It could be that parents aren’t downloading, or that parent engagement is much lower than was expected. But instead of abandoning your App it’s important to stop and ask, ‘what has gone wrong?’

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School App Evolution

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3-minute read.

“How to make the App switch”

Getting parents to download and use your existing school App was hard. Now that you’ve decided you need to move to a new secure App – how do you go about it without alarming parents? A strategic approach is required. Spending a little time planning the change will build parents’ confidence and engagement.

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Breaking Through the Barriers

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3-minute read.

Effective school communication is tougher than ever before

Each generation has different communication preferences, from glossy printed newsletters or magazines, personal phone calls, to email, SMS, news apps, social media and more. They each have different preferences on how they would like to be kept engaged, a multi-channel platform approach is needed to break through those barriers and reach your whole community.

Every school community can have up to 5 different generations involved. Each of them will have their own preferred way to stay up to date and keep informed. Managing the expectations of each of those 5 generations can be one of the hardest parts of making sure your message is heard.

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