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Education Intentions for the New Year

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/__EOgCDiNR/   As you welcome 2016 to your lives, remember to welcome new ideas into the classroom. Here are a few ideas and links to keep things fresh in the coming year. Enjoy! FastDirect Communications tools to try: Intend to… FDmail your parents regularly, inform them on upcoming events, contact them with updates on their [...]

Successful Implementation of School Management Software

It can be overwhelming to implement a new technology in your school, especially a new school management system. Whether you call it that, a school information system, or school management software you will be introducing a new technology that touches every person in your community and performs many different functions. In my experience, schools that are able to implement their school [...]

What’s New? An Update To Teacher Web Pages!

What’s new in our school management software? This is exciting stuff! We recently released an update to our FastDirect Communications BulletinBoards. “What are BulletinBoards?” you may ask. Well, they are also called classroom web pages, teacher web pages, teacher websites, or even faculty web pages. Furthermore, our version of the teacher web page also integrates with our online grade book, [...]

Sustainable Schools: Going Paperless

With Arbor Day in April and Earth Day on the 22nd (Happy Earth Day!), I’ve been thinking about sustainable schools and going paperless. Going paperless is an integral step in a sustainability program for schools. Taking steps to become a green school also saves your staff time and is very budget friendly. Reducing paper costs, printing costs and time spent [...]

Better Parent-Teacher Relationships

Quality communication between the school and home means a two-way contact that is consistent, positive, and meaningful. With both teachers and parents being extremely busy, using technology to stay in touch is imperative for better parent-teacher relationships. The teachers I work with, who use technology to help build a parent-teacher relationship, experience more positive conversations with parents. For example, they [...]

Top Education Technology Blogs

The education blog world contains a lot of information and chatter, however, certain voices stand out. Following the blogs that stand out to you is definitely a fun way to learn.  Because we provide a school management system (school information system), we also help schools integrate technology into their daily lives. We see how the whole school community is constantly [...]

What’s New?

FastDirect's Email Forwarding! Once every month we plan to include a post about FastDirect Communications’ new features. A little window into our ever improving school management system. This month I decided to focus on Email Forwarding. To those of you who are familiar with FastDirect, you’ll recognize that this feature was released a little while ago. However, because it is [...]

The FastDirect Communications Blog: Envision a Bright Future

Welcome! We’re pleased to introduce our new blog! Before I get going, let me first introduce our company, FastDirect Communications. FastDirect Communications offers personalized support for an easy to use school management system that strengthens school communities, and at prices affordable for private and parochial schools. In short, it’s an all-in-one service that connects the whole community, providing a convenient way [...]