The Internet of Things
Smartphones are becoming increasingly intertwined with our daily lives. From booking cinema tickets to checking your bank balance to reading live updates from your social media, today, most people won’t leave home without their smartphone.
For years, experts have predicted the ‘Internet of Things’—a system in which objects can communicate internally or with other machines—will transform the way we live our lives, and smartphones are set to become ‘the hub’ of all of this, connecting many different objects and systems via the internet. In a consumer world this could be your fridge telling you you’ve run out of milk or your dishwasher warning you it’s about to break down.
So what does this mean for schools? Well, it’s clear that the smart phone is fast becoming the most important gadget we own, and this means schools must take advantage of the benefits they offer.
Schools typically have finite resources, meaning the more they streamline day-to-day operations, the more money can be spent on actually teaching students. Time consuming activities like administration for payments or sending and collecting school forms can be eliminated with the connected devices that send the data where it needs to go online, and instantly.
Technology really does have the power to integrate and share information between schools, learners and parents in a way never before possible, and there is consensus that the greater the parental involvement in a child’s education, the better that child will do.
Here at ParentMail, we know that the future of technology is changing and growing rapidly, and we pride ourselves on keeping ahead of the pace, which is why our brand new App is the only App that will aggregate information from multiple schools and clubs and allow parents to respond to it from one place. Whether that’s topping up dinner money, receiving school messages, completing school forms or paying for trips, granting permissions or booking parents’ evening, we’ve got it covered.
As the Internet of Things develops, so do our features and our own ParentMail development. Don’t get left behind as the world moves on, let ParentMail help you progress on the journey, and let technology help your school get more, for less.