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- February 4, 2022 | 12:00 AM
- September 21, 2021 | 11:00 PM
- AllHere Wins 2023 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Parent-Teacher/School Communication App or Tool
AllHere is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious 2023 Tech Edvocate Award for the Best Parent-Teacher/School Communication App or Tool. This recognition is a testament to AllHere's unwavering commitment to enhancing communication and collaboration between families, educators, and schools. Through its innovative and user-friendly platform, AllHere is positively impacting the lives of four million students and families across 36 school districts nationwide. The Tech Edvocate Awards acknowledge and celebrate advancements within the rapidly evolving edtech field. As the education landscape continues to be reshaped by technology, these awards recognize visionaries and innovations that are driving transformative change in teaching and learning. The rigorous selection process, involving nominations, online voting, and a panel of education experts, ensures that the winners represent the pinnacle of excellence and innovation within the edtech community. Receiving the Tech Edvocate Award for the Best Parent-Teacher/School Communication App or Tool underscores AllHere’s role in revolutionizing communication in education and reaffirms our dedication to enhancing educational outcomes through technological innovation.
- The Crucial Role of K-12 School Attendance: Empowering Students and Their Families with AI Support
In today's rapidly evolving society, K-12 education plays a fundamental role in shaping the future of our nation. One of the key components of a successful educational journey is regular school attendance, which ensures academic progress but also encourages social and emotional development. Every September, school districts across the United States observe Attendance Awareness Month, reminding students and families of the importance of consistent and punctual school attendance. Regular school attendance is directly linked to academic success. If students don’t show up, they cannot learn! Attending classes enables them to actively engage with teachers, participate in open dialogue and collaborate with peers. It offers a structured environment conducive to learning, where students receive consistent instruction, guidance, and feedback from educators. Missing school days can result in a significant loss of valuable learning opportunities, making it difficult for students to keep up. School attendance goes beyond academic achievement as it also plays a vital role in a student's social and emotional development. Attending school regularly allows children to form meaningful connections with their classmates, develop social skills, and build a sense of belonging. Schools foster an environment that creates teamwork, cooperation, and empathy, all of which are essential for a well-rounded education. Additionally, consistent school attendance helps identify any potential learning difficulties or challenges early on. Teachers can observe and monitor students closely, noting their progress and addressing any areas that require additional support. With the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI), students now have access to innovative tools and technologies that can provide invaluable assistance. For example, AI-based educational tools can aid teachers by analyzing vast amounts of data and detecting patterns that may indicate areas of improvement or intervention. Through data-driven insights, AI can identify struggling students and provide targeted interventions. AI also has the power to better connect families with school administrators, teachers, and the district. AllHere, an award-winning text messaging solution that reinvents school-to-family communication, can offer unparalleled support regarding school attendance and often much needed guidance regarding wraparound services. Through 24/7 two-way, real-time communications, AllHere’s AI-powered chatbot engages with families in an unprecedented manner. If a student is absent repeatedly, the chat bot will send a message to the family of the child. If a parent has a question or concern, it can reach out directly to the chat bot for immediate assistance. If the chat bot is unable to respond to the question, a staff member will be notified so the parent can receive an accurate and timely response. With the AllHere chatbot, a teacher or administrator can quickly contact a parent if a student is struggling and needs additional support. Vice versa, a parent or family member can connect with the school in more than 100 languages to express themselves freely in a proactive manner. It’s a win-win for the district and school employees as well as families! Regular school attendance is crucial for students' academic, social, and emotional growth. The integration of AI in education can greatly enhance the learning experience and provide personalized support. This September and the entire academic year, let’s leverage AI-powered tools and technologies to highlight the importance of school attendance and prepare all students for a successful future.
- Back-to-School Readiness: Getting a Head Start on the 2023-2024 Academic Year
In the blink of an eye, August has arrived, which means one thing for parents of school-aged children. We are now in back-to-school mode and the countdown to the first day of the 2023-2024 school year has begun. Here are a few tips to make sure you and your child are ready for the upcoming academic year: First and foremost, have you registered your child? Are they in the same school as last year or did they transition to a new school? Does the school have all the required documentation they need for your child? Making sure you’re completely up to date with paperwork, contact information, and any required health/immunization forms will allow for a great start! Have you purchased the required school supplies? Typically, schools will provide a list for each grade level. This makes it easier for parents to be able to shop ahead of time and take advantage of any sales tax exemptions that each state may provide. Additionally, if uniforms are required, be sure to purchase new ones, or have your child try on their existing ones to ensure they still fit. And don’t forget to try on their shoes and sneakers! Kids grow dramatically from one year to the next, and you want your child to have comfortable footwear for the new school year. Is your child going to be a bus rider? If yes, find out all relevant information such as location and time of pick-up and drop-off, bus route, and if any forms need to be filled out to confirm the child will be riding the bus. If your child is a car rider/walker/biker, and you are in need of before or after school care, check with the school to see what programs they offer. If the school does not offer any programs, local organizations or nearby youth/recreation centers may have other alternatives. Moreover, make sure you know the drop-off and pick-up schedule for every weekday, as some schools have weekly early release days. Will your child be bringing a packed lunch every day, or will they be purchasing meals? Many school districts offer free breakfast and based on income eligibility, may also provide free lunch meals. Visit your school district website to see if your family qualifies for the free or reduced-price lunch program or visit your school’s website to view the monthly lunch menu. Last but certainly not least, knowing how to communicate with your child’s school and district is critical for a successful school year. Is there an app or text messaging system that is used? Have you downloaded it? Does the district/school need permission or have an opt-in clause to be able to send messages? All of these are important questions to know before the first day of school. Parents who are interested in being more involved in their child’s school may also want to find out if there is a Parent Teacher Association, and how to become a part of it. Schools are always in need of volunteers and it’s a great way to feel more connected to your child’s educational journey. To make the back-to-school experience even smoother, many school districts across the United States are taking advantage of AllHere’s two-way communication platform. An award-winning text messaging solution that reinvents school-to-family communication, AllHere’s AI-powered chatbot provides the perfect system for parents to ask schools and school districts any questions they may have ahead of the first day of classes. Through 24/7, real-time communications, the chatbot will respond in less than a minute in more than 100 languages. More importantly, if the chatbot cannot answer a question, it will send the inquiry to a staff member. With AllHere as a district tool, parents can be EXTRA prepared for the upcoming school year. To learn more about how AllHere can support your school district and schools, visit https://www.allhere.com/.