SunGard K-12’s eSchoolPLUS Family App name Best of Show by Tech & Learning
SunGard K-12’s eSchoolPLUS Family App was named one of the Best of Show by Tech & Learning at the 2016 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference and Expo, which was held in Denver, Colorado. The next-generation app was called a game-changer by a team of experienced educational technology advisers who reviewed new products being released at this respected international conference.
On the first day of ISTE 2016, Tech & Learning advisers, who are professional end users and editors of educational technology, scoured the show floor to investigate the latest and greatest technology solutions for K-12 education. The judges rated their impressions and then selected those technologies that have the potential to have the most impact in the classroom.
Designed to tighten the feedback loop between schools and families, the Family App puts just-in-time information at the fingertips of parents/guardians and students on their mobile device. Easy-to-view icons quickly connect families with classwork, schedules, attendance, grades, activities, and more. The app is designed to provide information to parents when they need it.
Classwork details can be easily referenced and includes due dates, descriptions, attachments and scores. Alerts are also set up to notify parents for attendance, grades and school updates. The Schedule allows parents to know where their children are during school hours on any day, at any time, including details like class names, room numbers and teachers.
Parents are able to help their children plan for success. With access to Grades, parents can stay up to date on class grades, interim progress reports and report cards. The Activity functionality allows parents to know when practices, club meetings and events will take place, as well as the coach or instructor involved. The Calendar lets parents see events, activities and assignments in a month overview or as list details that can easily sync with personal calendars. There is also an Attendance Calendar that displays tardies and absences. The Resources section gives districts the ability to provide additional resources including lunch menus, social media accounts and a unique RSS feed. Parents will always have access to important transportation information, including pickup times, pickup days, bus number assignments and bus stop locations.
By displaying data through the lens of action, the Family App helps schools and families partner in supporting student achievement. The Family App is available for iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod Touch®; Android™; or Kindle devices.
About Tech & Learning
For over three decades, Tech & Learning has remained the premier publication and leading resource for education technology professionals responsible for implementing and purchasing technology products in K-12 districts and schools. Our team of award-winning editors and an advisory board of top industry experts provide an inside look at issues, trends, products, and strategies pertinent to the role of all educators—including state-level education decision makers, superintendents, principals, technology coordinators, and lead teachers. For more information, visit www.techlearning.com.
About SunGard K-12
SunGard K-12 offers software solutions designed to help teachers, administrators, and parents support student achievement. PLUS 360 is a single integrated suite of software solutions for the management of student information, assessment and curriculum, special education, and financial and human resources. The suite—which provides district staff with anytime, anywhere access to important district information—can be deployed to work together or implemented as stand-alone systems to help meet educational goals and requirements. For more information, visit SunGard K-12 at sungardk12.com.