With so many different technology platforms for teaching apps, personal websites, data storage (the list is endless), it’s crucial to give your districts and schools a platform which allows seamless integration between everything they need. This includes things like:
- Social media – Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
- Office 365
- Dropbox, OneDrive
- Ical and Google calendar
- Student Information System (SIS) Integration
- Staff rooms
- Google classroom integration or online classrooms
- Google Drive
- Website or Portal Apps
- Text/Voice messaging
Scholantis Website Solutions offer the above integration, depending on the base platform – SharePoint or Cloud. However, unique to our solutions, we also offer Sangha, a fully integrated Parent Communication Platform which enables two-way parent-teacher messaging, signing and payment of permission forms, parent-teacher conference bookings and much more.
Here’s our top 5 reasons why finding a platform with some of the integration mentioned above, depending on your district’s needs, is so important:
Save time and resources
Only having to log into one place, to find everything you need, saves both time, energy and resources. It also ensures regular usage. Some of our districts have even added a Google search bar to their portal homepage – that way your staff really can log into their portals to find everything!
Integration begets collaboration. And collaboration is critical to school life – whether it be between staff, between teachers and their students, or between teachers and parents. Integration successfully aids this process by enabling the sharing of news items (via social media and websites), private messaging, sharing resources and much more.
Meeting standards of your staff
There is always pressure from our staff to supply technology that not only works, but also delivers a product that allows them to access different areas of their school life, from teaching to departmental collaboration. This is why whichever platform you choose, it needs to be dynamic and multi-faceted.
Technology is changing
As technology changes, so does the world of teaching and district communication. This means technology has to stay contemporary and innovative. Schools and districts need to make sure they have up-to-date technology, with a team of people behind them dedicated to the improvement and upkeep of their solution (like our team at Scholantis!)
New ways of teaching
As teaching evolves, so do its methods. This is why districts and schools need a platform which offers features like: multimedia uploads, online photo galleries, online classrooms (which allow for more formative assessment) and blogs. A great portal also gives students the opportunity to practice 21st century computer skills, which they will need post-education.
Finding the right platform is no easy task, but with the right integration, you can be on your way towards a perfect solution for happy staff and school community! Find out more about Scholantis Websites and Portals.