At Report Bee, we believe that effective communication between our bees, i.e. schools, teachers, students and parents that use Report Bee, plays a big role in the ecosystem and has a huge influence on students’ learning. Relevant information to parents regarding what is happening in the school or class, what has been assigned to the students as homework, etc. keeps parents in the loop and pushes them to take the right actions at home. Would relevant information shared just anywhere serve the purpose? We are afraid, not. To be effective, such communications have to be instantaneous and easily accessible to the parent. The problem of access is solved by a device that is always in the hands of the parents (no points for guessing what that is!).
The problem really is that the current communication systems available to schools exist in isolation, totally disconnected from systems which store students’ and parents’ information. The disconnect makes sending information to parents a strenuous task as it requires transferring all contact details from one system to another. To top it, there is an additional exasperating process of selecting parents one by one, or uploading excel sheets of contact details of the recipients.
This is where Report Bee’s novel solution comes in to bridge the gap in the existing communication systems. With an aim of providing a seamless interface for communication between all the various school entities, Report Bee has created Waggle, a specialised SMS sending product for schools! While it is an independent product, it interacts closely with our primary product, Report Bee. The connectedness between Waggle and Report Bee allows for easy communication between the school administrators with all their teachers; and between teachers and parents. Teachers can use Waggle to send information like assessments, marks, homework, general notifications, etc. to the parents of their students in no time.
In keeping with the trademark of Report Bee, Waggle has a simple, elegant design and is particularly user-friendly. In just a matter of seconds and a few clicks, one can compose a message, choose multiple sets of recipients (even from a large number of people in the school), filter the recipients based on various categories, and track history of all messages previously sent. Along with the simplicity of usage, Waggle has also been customised for school usage, with features such as school related access controls, SMS approval before sending, etc.
You can drop a mail at email@example.com to know more about this product and learn about implementing it in your school.
Did I digress from the subject? After all, what does Waggle have to do with how bees communicate?
Happy Waggle Dancing! (Oops, I might have revealed the answer 🙂 )