Last school year when we implemented the limits on free accounts, we received lots of feedback from our users – particularly as it relates to storage. After listening to all of it, we took it to heart to find creative ways to reduce the friction for our teachers, at the same time we set up… Continue reading Right on Time for the Holidays: More Storage for Free Accounts!
Bloomz teachers can post student work to a digital portfolio which is essentially a stream of data for parents to access. A student timeline contains awards and a body of work including photos, video, and audio. Over the year you can see how the student has progressed by browsing through his/her timeline. During conferences you can… Continue reading I Use Bloomz Student Timelines Because…
How exciting to take the class outdoors and head to Soundview Camp with the first through third graders at my school! This was a special trip to me because it was the first time I’ve ever planned an overnight trip for three classes of lower elementary students and chaperones. It’s hard to believe I’d been… Continue reading Off To Camp We Go!
Today we released the long-awaited feature that our have been waiting for: Year-End Videos. This premium feature allows teachers and parents to easily create video stories with the pictures shared in the Bloomz classroom. If you were using Bloomz last year, you’ll remember these videos are more than a just slideshow – to make them really… Continue reading Year-End Videos Are Back!
What sets Bloomz apart from other parent teacher communication apps? It’s the fact that it is all encompassing. Bloomz incorporates every aspect of communication a teacher needs to effectively connect and inform a school community. Parents can rest easy knowing that they are completely in-the-loop with what is happening in their child’s class and teachers… Continue reading Eight Ways Bloomz Expedited and Facilitated My Classroom’s Communication Needs In ONE WEEK Of School
A key element to teaching is revealed in the book Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit, by Leslie Marmon Silko. The benefit of combining text with visuals is the creation of a well-rounded relationship in language. The tension between words and images goes back thousands of years. In connecting this relationship to the… Continue reading Clarify Communication to ELL Families with Images
Today we released an exciting new feature that many of our users have requested for, we’re calling it (for now because, you know, we’re at the end of the year) Year-End Videos. This premium feature allows teachers and parents to easily create video stories with the pictures shared in the Bloomz classroom. These videos are… Continue reading Need a Year-End Video Memory for Your Class or Child? You Got It!
As teachers, we want to make sure that we are creating a welcoming environment where parents feel at ease to contact us for any reason about their child. In most cases, we are not in contact with parents on a daily basis, and so establishing relationships and trust can be challenging. Teachers have many outlets… Continue reading 6 Ways to Boost Engagement Within Your Parent Community On Bloomz
There are countless research articles out there that indicate visual cues help us remember information. In fact, we process visual information 60,000 times faster than text. There are fun quizzes on Facebook to see how many logos you can identify, and, chances are, you know most of them. There is always that one you can’t… Continue reading Tip: A Picture Says A Thousand Words