Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Techy Tuesday - Bloomz

One of the things on my To-Get-Better-At list for next year is parent communication.  I do an okay job of it - I have a good rapport with my parents, I send home occasional notes, I keep up with a class Facebook page, and I send home a weekly newsletter - but I want to be more intentional and focused this year.  Not so scattered.

So, Bloomz came across my Facebook feed one day, and it seems like it's a solution to my problem.  Check out this video:

Here's why I like it:
  • It keeps all of my communication in one place.  I'll still send home a weekly newsletter, but this will be command central.
  • I love the function where you can get people to volunteer for activities or to send supplies.
  • I also love that you can schedule conferences or other events in the calendar feature and it's synced across everyone's account.
  • I think that being able to safely upload photos of the kids is a real plus.
  • You can create events or updates on your phone or computer.  And parents can add the free app easily.
Best of all, Bloomz is FREE for teachers, parents, and PTA members!!

Bloomz provides sample wording for an e-mail explaining it to parents before you invite them, and I've already got that copied and pasted into a draft e-mail.   I created my account, made a calendar event for the first day of school, included a note about supplies, and I'm ready to go!

If you're interested in getting started, click here to sign up! 


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  2. YOU WILL LOVE IT! I learned about it in March and used it until the end of the school year. Read my review! http://teacherlifeisgood.blogspot.com/2015/03/bloomz-bomb.html

  3. Hmmmmm... May have to check this out! We have talked a lot about our communication with parents and I want to be SO much more intentional with it. Thanks for sharing!


  4. Thanks, Stacie - I'll check it out! Me, too, Becky - me, too. :)