In the age of ever-changing technology and constant communication, it is important that school communication does not get lost in the shuffle. Students are facing more rigorous testing methods and changing standards, which can cause heightened stress and anxiety. Parents are concerned about these changes and they are worried about how the changing standards may hamper the success of students. On the one hand, the standards are meant to improve the students’ ability to compete in a changing world. On the other hand, some students have become disengaged from school and their grades are suffering. More and more parents are reaching out to teachers and administrators in an effort to understand what might be done for their particular student. For this reason, some school districts have implemented various educational apps to improve the communication process.
Using the apps to keep parents up to date has proven to be a convenient way to allow them to track student success and monitor assignments. Schools can relay messages to parents and parents can send messages to schools using apps. Apps are constantly being improved and created, which means that the opportunity for convenient communication is constantly improving. Students have more access to assignments through online resources as well as access to the teacher for questions regarding homework after school has been dismissed. For the future success of students, apps are proving to be a great way to encourage the connection between home and school.