Back in 2015, we launched the first version of Schoolze as a classroom newsletter web app that allows teachers to engage parents by writing and scheduling weekly newsletters.
Today a year later, we are excited to announce that
- Schoolze is complete productivity and parental engagement platform for classrooms,
- Our first beta “Schoolze for schools” has been launched and is being fine-tuned and
- a brand new mobile app for iPhone in the works for launch in coming summer.
In this post, we will focus on “Schoolze for classroom”
In essence, Schoolze provides features that can primarily be categorized among following categories in a single app -
- This includes teachers features such as
- Online and instant parent communication,
- Shared documents,
- Learning links,
- Calendars management,
- Parent Conferencer,
- Signups and
In general productivity features are said to same teachers 4 to 6 hours each week in increased productivity, and this summer all of this comes to our brand new mobile app.
- Parental Engagement:
This includes features that engage class parents.
- 3-way instant messaging (Teacher — Parent — Parent )
- Weekly and monthly class newsletter
- Shared wall for parents and teachers
Features that enable parents to build relationships with the classroom in a more affectionate way. Features such as student family profiles, student interest based class report, direct connection with other parents.
Schoolze enables inclusion by translating newsletters for parents in 90+ languages with no additional effort on the teachers part.
- Fun and Photo albums
Schoolze’s photo album allows both teacher and parents to share class field trip and events pictures on a secure online workspace. Parents are notified about these shared moments that creates and preserves memories for them.
Next on the roadmap for the upcoming year are 1) final School product 2) Classroom mobile app that comes out this summer and we are excited about it.
For the school product, we are researching on publically available data points from Department of education about the feasibility of a parental engagement platform for schools. Parental disengagement has been identified as one of the top 3 problems in US K-12 education system and we think we have a use case to solve it by making things easy and engaging in the classrooms and in schools.
If all goes well, school product will be launched at the beginning of 2017 with the target to be first used in the 17–18 school year.