Death by a 100 beeps. Chat is killing your school productivity (and here’s what you can do about it). Beep, Beep, Beep, Message from your colleague, Message from your partner, Facebook Notification, Instagram alert, A random promotion SMS, Your School Alumni Group that functions actively 24/7, Parents of the child’s play school class asking questions on the upcoming annual day function. 

Beep, Beep and more Beep. 

That’s productivity death by a 100 beeps!

 
No wonder teachers efficiency dips down drastically.                        

 Chat is killing your school productivity.
(and here’s what you can do about it)

‘People Spent 85 Billion Hours In WhatsApp In The Past 3 Months (Versus 31 Billion In Facebook)’,
according to
Forbes in a 2018 report.

Beep, Beep, Beep

Message from your colleague
Message from your partner
Facebook Notification
Instagram alert
A random promotion SMS
Your School Alumni Group that functions actively 24/7
Parents of the child’s play school class asking questions on the upcoming annual day function

Beep, Beep and more Beep

That’s productivity death by a 100 beeps!

No wonder teachers efficiency dips down drastically. Chat is a complete distraction at work and does more damage than help in keeping school parent communication going. A typical day of a preschool teacher is nothing short of chaos. The running and the screaming and the fighting and the arguing and the hitting and the pushing and the falling and the whimpering and the crying and the being sad and what not! And to top it, the phone beeps non stop, taking their focus away from other important things.

Here are 11 Worst Things Whatsapp Is Doing To Your School.

So what can schools do about it?

As much as it is important to keep communication going, an effective school communication app will bring some structure, and  help both parents and teachers keep in touch better. A mobile app for school is known to increase their productivity by 30%. 

Also Read: Everything you need to know about using Whatsapp for Schools

Some of the features that help schools communicate effectively with the parents are below.

Marking Attendance / Leave

Chat doesn't provide options to mark attendance/leave. A mobile app for school attendance will save teachers time significantly. With ONNE, teachers have a convenient way to track the school attendance of students

  • Mark student absence in just a click
  • Choose single or multiple entries 
  • Once sent, parents get notified on their app

  • School-Attendance-App

Sending Posts

Chat helps in general communication. But the message school sends tend to get lost because of all the replies and other generic posts posted by every parent. 

A parent teacher communication app allows the school to send posts with structure and receive comments in specific threads. With ONNE school app, teachers can do just that.

  • Posts can be just texts
  • Or can have photos and documents
  • Posts can be sent individually, to groups or to all parents in a click.

  • School-App

Sharing Alerts

There are always messages that are high priority over other generic messages. Chat doesnt let schools prioritise these messages.

ONNE is the best app for teachers to communicate with parents. They can send up-to-the-minute school information to parents. Alerts are designed to stand out from regular posts to grab parents’ attention.

Sharing Daily Report

Chat does not have a facility to create reports. You can only upload as attachments after manually creating it. 

Why spend time manually writing daily student reports or school report card of children when it can be automated and put into a nice template using ONNE? Let parents know exactly how the day went for their child.

  • Share play activity, mood status – Happy, Sad, Sick, Angry etc.
  • Keep parents in the loop about recording child’s eating habits 
  • Reports are dynamic and are auto generated into beautiful templates
  • Reports can be shared individually to parents

  • School-content-management-app

Grouping Students

ONNE school apps helps to send communication all-together or in private by creating different groups

  • You can create different groups for different classes or sections
  • Specific school timetables or school reports can be sent to specific groups
  • Common information for entire school can be broadcasted to everyone

Creating /Uploading Calendar

Chat does not have a calendar facility to set reminders and notify parents. With your school apps or school management software such as ONNE, school can share events and activities to parents

  • Create events and send to parents for RSVP
  • Update your calendar for any future events well in advance
  • Send reminders and more.
Broadcasting or sharing One on One

Chat does not let schools have complete control over communication. How schools want to communicate with the parents should fully be in your control.

With your School apps or school management software on ONNE,

  • Generic school information can be broadcasted for all parents to see
  • If there are activities pertaining to different classes, it can be shared with specific groups
  • Individual child report such as daily progress or report card can be sent one-on-one.

 

Collecting School fees

Tracking, collecting and following up on online fee payments is made easy with the school apps or school management software on ONNE. 

  • Use the reminder function to remind parents about school fees payment online.
  • Send auto generated payment receipts upon receipt of fees.
  • school fees payment can be collected online by using any of the Payment Gateways available on ONNE
Sending Reminders

Managing school fees online payments with your school apps or school management software on ONNE is easy

  • Use the reminder function to remind parents who are yet to pay the fees
  • Send auto generated payment receipts upon receipt of fees.
  • Fees can be collected online by using any of the Payment Gateways available on ONNE

  • Mobile-App-For-Schools

Sharing Events

Plan your events ahead and maximise parent turnout with your school apps or school management software on ONNE.

  • Create event invites with location map, timing and other details for parents to RSVP 
  • See how many confirmed and send reminders to parents who are yet to respond.
  • Map out all the year’s events at the start of the year, setting up automatic reminders as the event comes up! 

 

Setting multiple Admins

Whatsapp doesn't allow multiple admins to manage your school group. By having various admin rights and controls, school can save their and their teachers’ time

  • Owner of the school apps will have complete view and access of the mobile app for school.
  • Owners can assign super admins with all the rights they have except deletion of account.
  • Provide users access limited to managing specific class groups.
  • Provide restricted access to fees and financials section of the school apps.

  • school-group-management-app

Creating registration form

Schools can set an online registration form for parents/students to connect with the school apps or school management software. 

  • Choose the information you would like to collect from the parent such as class name, parents name, ward name, gender, date of birth etc
  • Choose to keep your your mobile app school public for anyone to join or private
  • Data captured during the registration process reduces manual data entry work

 

Scheduling messages in advance

Schedule posts, messages, pictures, events and just about anything in advance. Chat doesn't allow that option or flexibility for schools. Mobile app for school management provides features specifically designed for schools.

  • Use schedule function to share information on any date with parents.
  • Choose the specific date and time you want to share 
  • Posts gets published on the day you schedule. This works great for reminder messages too.

 

Create/ Upload Timetable

Why spend time manually writing school time tables when it can be automated and put into a nice template using ONNE?

If you have pre-created school time table, upload it as an excel or a PDF file. Or create one with the readily available templates option within your school management software. With Onne mobile app school time table feature, you can 

  • Create as many school time tables you want for different classes/sections
  • Have an easy interface allows you to input data into your school time table template
  • School time table are dynamic and are auto generated into beautiful templates and shared individually or to groups.

  • School-Time-Table-App

Personalised Branding

Promote your school through your very own branded school apps.

  • Customise your mobile app for school or school management software with your logo and branding
  • Share brief introduction about you school with location map and address
  • Share opening time, closing time, founders’ information and just about anything you want parents to see.

 

School Handbook

Keep a copy of the Student Handbook on the app, so parents, students and teachers have it handy at a moment's notice. Include school policies and procedures, locations and purposes of administrative offices, and other helpful details. 

 

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