- What’s New June 2020
New Video Chat Feature
Classlist just reinvented the concept of Class Coffee Mornings by adding a new feature – video chat rooms. Described as “Houseparty for Schools” parents are invited to an event and then allocated to a room with 2-3 other parents.
It’s been designed to work like a real coffee morning but better. Where parents start off in a small conversation and then can circulate with the wider group by clicking into different rooms. No hovering around trying to join into a conversation. A fantastic way for working parents to participate in their community.
If you would like to try Classbudi out with your school join our waiting list
- Press Release: Houseparty for school parents
Get in line, parent no 25!
Remember when school parents milled together at the school gate for afternoon pick-up? That was then. Following Denmark’s example, from June schools are likely to enforce military-style collection rotas with parent chat strictly discouraged. Making it difficult to get close and personal with most families’ essential lifelong social group – their fellow school parents. GDPR throws a further spanner in the works as getting parent contact details from the school office has become mission impossible.
A nifty UK startup has come up with a neat solution – Houseparty for school parents. Classlist is now the UK’s largest social network for school families, having signed up 3,000 UK and European schools since 2016. Their app helps parents exchange contact details whilst complying with GDPR. They’re now launching a “Class Roulette” video linkup feature which looks a lot simpler to use than Zoom. Parents are nudged to connect in a single click to meet up over video in small groups. Over a couple of weeks they will be introduced in a completely secure environment, with everybody else in their class or year group using a clever algorithm. An improvement on playground cliques and a solution for at the end of the day what parents want above all else is – their children to be happy and make friends.
“With Zoom’s and Houseparty’s known security issues, parents definitely feel much more secure using this feature within Classlist.” Masuma Contractor, Rygaards International School, Denmark
If you would like to know more or join our wait list for this free service go to https://classlist.com/waitlist-instant-secure-video-chat-for-your-school-community/
Latest app update
We’re always improving Classlist and release a new version of the app every two weeks. Here’s what’s new in our latest release:
We’re excited to announce our new Ambassador Insight Report
This is the first report in our series of reports comprising data-backed insights on your school community’s performance. Each week you will see how your community is doing based on specific school community metrics, benchmarked against our top quartile of Classlist schools.
Over time we will add tips and tricks to help you achieve ‘best in class’ results 🏆for your school community.
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