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HomeworkNOW.com - K12 School And Classroom To Home Communication

January 11, 2011 13:05 ET

New iPhone, iPad, and Android Apps From HomeworkNOW.com Help Schools and Teachers Stay Connected to Parents and Students

YORK, ME--(Marketwire - January 11, 2011) - HomeworkNOW.com, a leader in school-to-home communication solutions, has launched its My HomeworkNOW and School Alerts app for Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Google Android based devices.

When installed on their mobile device, parents and students can:

  • receive school alerts (such as closings, emergencies, back pack notices, announcements, etc.) with real time APNS (iOS) and C2DM (Android) notifications
  • view the latest school wide notifications on-demand
  • view classroom information and homework on-demand
  • receive notifications when teachers update a class page or homework assignment.

"Studies have shown that parents and students are four times more likely to acknowledge an electronic communication in minutes compared to a voicemail," commented Amanda Sedgewick of HomeworkNOW.com. "In a time of tight budgets, schools are now asking themselves why they are spending so much on telephony/call-out notification solutions that just leave voicemail. HomeworkNOW.com lets parents and students choose how they want to receive vital school or classroom alerts/updates."

The new mobile apps complement the other communication methods HomeworkNOW.com supports including a Facebook application, email alerts, text messages, desktop alerts, RSS feeds, Twitter alerts, and more.

Sedgewick added, "Whether you are a teacher looking to communicate homework or classroom happenings, or a school admin that wants a reliable way to communicate school closings, emergencies, or announcements, HomeworkNOW.com provides you with the means to reach everyone."

The My HomeworkNOW and School Alerts mobile app is FREE and is available on the Apple App Store (iOS devices) and the Android Market (Android devices). School administrators, teachers and other personnel are welcome to learn more and request a free 90-day trial at http://www.homeworknow.com.

About HomeworkNOW.com

Through a browser, email, text messaging, Apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, & Facebook, Twitter, RSS feeds and more, HomeworkNOW.com makes it possible for schools to easily communicate school alerts and classroom information with parents and students in the manner they prefer. Administrators use HomeworkNOW.com to electronically communicate school alerts, closings, announcements, and back pack notices. Teachers use HomeworkNOW.com to communicate homework, newsletters, files, and more. Web based. District-wide, school-wide, individual teacher solutions available. Try for free at http://www.homeworknow.com. HomeworkNOW is looking for resellers/partners in North America.

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