District Administration® and FETC®’s Top Ed Tech Products of the Year contest spotlights the most innovative new solutions on the market that are helping school leaders meet the ever-evolving education technology needs of their districts and schools.
A panel of experts chose 15 winners from more than 130 submissions, all of which will be featured during the in-person Future of Education Technology Conference® Jan. 26-28 in Orlando.
Here’s a look at one of the Top Ed Tech Products of 2022:
SchoolStatus Communication Platform featuring Video Chat
What it is: SchoolStatus Communication Platform featuring Video Chat is a SaaS platform for K-12 school districts that enables two-way, secure communication between school and home informed by comprehensive, real-time student and district data. The SchoolStatus platform integrates the district SIS, assessments, benchmarks, and more. Then, the platform pairs student data analytics with communication tools that enable educators to have data-informed conversations and build meaningful relationships with stakeholders. Designed for easy integration and ease of use, SchoolStatus delivers a customized experience for each user and removes technology, language, and access barriers to support increased parent engagement, improved teacher satisfaction, and more personalized student support.
Why we like it: We like this tool because it has so many different ties into elements districts need to communicate. We also like that teacher numbers are kept private, and it builds efficiency into teacher-parent communication while tying lots of data together in one place. Since the lockdown, virtual parent meetings have become very successful. School-parent communication is imperative and combining all tools into ONE is needed everywhere. This is a unique tool combining data into the interface with chat and video meeting capability. It records all parent communication and enables users to use a mobile interface that is convenient.
As always, we encourage you to perform your own due diligence before making any investments.