Connecting Matters: Facilitating School-Parent Partnerships

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In today’s world, where everyone has a smartphone, a School- home App can be a great tool for every educational institution. Research shows that school-home communication is greatly increased through personalised positive communication between teachers and parents. When a message from school conveys good news, the relationship between home and school improves.

Connecting Matters has been developed to empower this relationship. It is a one-stop solution to enable teachers and parents to access information, maintain records and manage communication without putting in a lot of time and effort.

With the job of the Teachers beoming more and more demanding everyday, schools are feeling the need to take appropriate counter- measures. This is where Connecting Matters has stepped in. “We did a thorough testing of this product and we’re pleasantly surprised to see the response-time and modern technology used. It has a smart and useful interface with great user experience,” say Vishal Jagtap and Sonal Toshniwal, Co-founders, BitCode Technologies, Pune.

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As the pun in the name hints, Connecting Matters is a communication app, that saves time and energy of the teachers, and helps schools cut down on their communication expenses. The app has several smart functions like attendance entry, homework entry, school time table, digitised school diary, consent forms for various activities and sending important updates to all parents in one go.

Teachers can track attendance, share school newsletters, grades of various tests, timetables, syllabus and dates of upcoming exams, quizzes and other important updates. Teachers can send circulars to parents in bulk, or selectively. Additionally, they can schedule messages, undertake an administrative audit of the messages as well as manage subscribers list through the App.

With Connecting Matters, parents can stay up to date with their child’s school work and schedule, check notifications and give their consent or feedback on various issues. Connecting Matters gives parents the much-needed assurance of their child’s safety by giving them access to their child’s attendance record daily.

Anjani Kumar Shukla, Founder & Managing Director, Connecting Matters App

Anjani Kumar Shukla, Founder & Managing Director, Connecting Matters App

Describing about the genesis behind Connecting Matters, Anjani Kumar Shukla, Founder & Managing Director, Connecting Matters App, said, “I have observed that parents are always concerned about their child’s life at school. Being a parent myself, I know that parents are anxious about their child’s safety, security, interactions with the teachers and their overall experience at the school. This Connecting Matters: Facilitating School-Parent Partnerships made me wonder if there can be a platform specially designed for parents and the school that can give the parents a complete insight of the children’s life at school. This is how ‘Connecting Matters’ was born. From providing updates like Test scores to annual result, from Live Bus Tracking to event updates, Connecting Matters promises the parents a peace-of-mind they always deserved.”

With both parents getting busier by the day, even they are feeling the need of technology intervention, that ensures child’s safety and communication that informs them well in advance. Parents want to be involved in the child’s school work and actively participate in the progress of the child at all times.

Smart schools are understanding the need of technology and are making a beehive to adapt it. Besides improving communication adapting to new technology also helps schools build thought- leadership in the fraternity. “We work with schools and help them build their credibility. Connecting Matters is a must have for all schools who are catering to well connected, but busy parents. The features it offers at this price point are just amazing. It surely helps the schoolstay connected with the parents,” says Akshay Kulkarni, Director, Till it clicks studio Pvt ltd.

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