Smart List | 40 Resources for Homework Help & Parent Organization

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Getting Smart featured a list of 40 resources that parents can use to stay organized and engaged with their students, from helping with homework to communication with teachers.

Homework Help

Apps for Parents’ Personal Organization

  • Cozi: Everything you need to stay organized
  • Google Calendar: Program notifications, enter daily homework
  • Google Drive & Docs: Sometimes the most helpful are also the most prevalent.
  • LaLa Lunchbox: Plan meals and get kids involved in the process
  • Naviance: Helpful for organizing the college and career process
  • SafariChrome or other Bookmarking System: Simple, but useful
  • Timepage: Calendar+weather app from Moleskine (yes, the notebook company) with an attractive design
  • Trello:Project management tool with every-day applications
  • Wunderlist: Getting Smart uses this for our task list needs

Informing & Organizing Parents

Parent Communication Apps

  • Class Dojo: Behavior management app that shares announcements and photos with parents
  • Edmodo for Parents: Free app to stay in touch with learning activities
  • Infinite Campus: Connecting parents with student progress
  • ParentLink: Free app from Blackboard connecting schools and parents
  • PowerSchool Mobile: Free app connects parents to widely used gradebook
  • Remind: Simple free messaging system
  • SchoolWay: Free app from Jostens connects parents and school activities
  • Sports Engine: useful for extracurricular activities

Source: 40 Resources for Homework Help & Parent Organization | Getting Smart