Blupods Is Improving Communication Between Educators and Parents
Technology is innovating everything in the classroom, from textbooks to grade books, projects to homework. Blupods , a California edtech company, is using technology to improve communication between parents, teachers, schools and districts.
Blupods makes it easy for teachers to communicate with parents about school projects or volunteering in the classroom. It also makes it easy for schools to communicate early dismissals, weather related closings or safety issues. Even district offices can use Blupods to remind parents when registration deadlines are or if there’s an important school board meeting.
“Organizing field trips is a breeze with the BluPods app. I used to have to wait weeks before collecting all forms, now I get them within the day. Same for volunteers!” A teacher from LCM school district says on the company’s website.
BluPods is available on iOS and Android and helps simplify:
- Permission slips
- Safety concerns like lockdowns
- Any necessary communication between parents and their entire school community
With Blupods teachers, administrators and district staff can use easy to understand templates to send messages and increase parent engagement. They can also create their own messages from scratch. It also helps schools reduce paper usage and makes tracking communication simple.
Speaking of tracking communication, school administrators and district level staff can see full visibility and engagement data school wide or district wide. Blupods integrates with current student information systems (SIS) to ensure that messages can reach parents.
Research has shown that parental involvement increases the odds for student success in a number of ways. The same research suggests that mobile apps and websites designed to improve parental communication are one of the key ways to improve engagement. In many schools across the country parents miss out on plays, parent teacher nights, assemblies, fundraising and more, not because they were busy, but because they didn’t even know these things were happening. Blupods fixes that.
You can see Blupods for yourself at Spring Cue 2018 in Palm Springs California, March 14-17th, booth # 255 and find out more online at blupods.com