For Immediate Release: Nov 4, 2015
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The Mom’s Choice Awards Names Scholastico PTC Among the Best in Family-Friendly Apps and Software
Summary: Scholastico is honored to announce that Scholastico PTC has earned the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award®. Having been rigorously evaluated by a panel of MCA evaluators, this solution for online parent-teacher conference signups is deemed to be among the best apps and software for families.
The Mom’s Choice Awards® has named Scholastico PTC as among the best in family-friendly media, products and services. The MCA evaluation process uses a proprietary methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal, and cost.
“We are thrilled to earn the Mom’s Choice Awards Honoring Excellence Seal of Approval,” says Scholastico co-founder Warren Apel. “We know all the great things the MCA does to connect schools, teachers, parents, and caregivers with the best educational technology, apps and software available for families.”
As a former school technology leader, Apel was in charge of selecting and purchasing software. Awards such as the MCA helped guide him when he adopted new technology at the schools he worked at. Now he is on the other side of the table, running an educational technology software company.
To be considered for an award, each entrant submits five (5) identical samples for testing. Entries are matched to evaluators in the MCA database. Evaluators are bound by a strict code of ethics not only to ensure objectivity, but also to ensure that the evaluation is free from manufacturer influence. The five evaluations are submitted to the MCA Executive Committee for final review and approval.
“Our aim to introduce families and educators to best-in-class products and services,” explains Dawn Matheson, Executive Director of the Mom’s Choice Awards. “We have a passion to help families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually. Parents and educators know that products and services bearing our seal of approval are high-quality and also a great value. The MCA evaluation program is designed to incorporate the expertise of scientists, physicians and other specialists; but we also engage parents, children, educators, and caregivers because they are experts in knowing what is best for their families.”
Scholastico creates easy-to-use software that enables school offices to work more efficiently.
Everything that we make is powerful, flexible and straightforward. We test our programs in actual schools and improve based on feedback from teachers, students, administrators and parents.
Our products are web-based, easy to use, simple and straightforward.
We have 4 products:
- solutions for parent-teacher conference registrations
- after-school activity and extracurricular signups
- secure school elections
- and student-teacher feedback surveys.
All are 100% browser-based and require no software downloads or installation. All are designed to be easy to use, but powerful. They’ve been tested in real schools by real teachers, principals, and school secretaries.
Our co-founder Warren Apel is an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google for Education Certified Innovator. He is a National Board Certified Teacher who worked in schools for 18 years before taking a break from education to form an ed-tech company designed to solve the problems he saw again and again at schools where he worked.
Information about signing your school up for Scholastico’s services can be found at scholastico.com.
About Scholastico PTC
Scholastico PTC is the best way for schools to organize registrations for parent teacher conferences. Every school has a parent conference at least once a year. But organizing those days can be a messy, time-consuming nightmare of spreadsheets, emails, and paper forms. With Scholastico PTC, parents sign themselves up for free slots with all their children’s teachers in just a few seconds. They can sign up for the best available slots to match their schedule. The teachers know who had signed up so that they can prepare for the conference. The office staff and secretaries can see at a glance what each parents and teachers schedule for the day looks like without having to do the cumbersome and manual task of planning the day.
Parents get the most efficient schedule for their needs. Teachers plan their own breaks and availability, and see the schedule of who has signed up, so that they can prep for the day. Teachers don’t have to do any of the work in constructing the day’s schedule. School offices, secretaries, and administrators save hours PLUS they get positive feedback from happy teachers and parents.
If the school office is managing this important day in a spreadsheet or on paper, they will spend days trying to organize it. No matter how they arrange it, it won’t be the most efficient for the teachers or families. Trying to send individual schedules to families and teachers is messy and difficult. If each teacher is in charge of organizing their own day, the school ends up with dozens of different solutions, created by busy teachers. If the school is using free survey or signup software to organize the day, parents will get different signup links from all the teachers who work with children, which can be messy and annoying. Plus, the data from all those sign ups ends up in different places, so the office can’t organize a master schedule from the different form results. Scholastico PTC makes the entire process super efficient, easy, and fast. Parents, teachers and administrators are all going to be happy with the savings of time and effort.
About the Mom’s Choice Awards®
The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children, families and educators. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. The organization is based in the United States and has reviewed thousands of entries from more than 55 countries.
Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media look for the MCA mother-and-child Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality products and services for children and families.
Learn more about the Mom’s Choice Awards by visiting their website: www.MomsChoiceAwards.com.
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