Question: On-line Student Directory
Has anyone used an on-line student directory. We have an opt-in form to create the directory. The school is going green and hesitant to print the directory. Has anyone experienced problems having the directory available on-line?
Asked by Vsluwa
Community Advicemtchard writes:
Personally I would not want my child's information in an online directory. We had an FBI officer who is part of a child predator task force come speak to parents at our church. It was amazing how much information they could receive about a child by compiling data from different sources. As much as I love having informaiton at my fingertips I guess I would prefer to err on the side of caution.
Community Adviceblafoley writes:
Our PTO went through this exact same issue. We wanted ability to have secure website (require login), then secure personal info within the website as well (hide various personal info). We ended going with some software from MJS Software. They had the most secure system than anything else we could find. Our group also got a website out of it, so that was pretty cool. I think they're coming out with a new version in a month or two, but they had everything we wanted (ability to secure website as well as secure personal info by field). I hope it helps!
Community Advicekbw001 writes:
In an effort to go green, our elementary school went through the process this year of publishing an online school directory. As the directory administrator, I evaluated a few different software offerings and settled upon one offered by Directory Burst (www.directoryburst.com). Security was a concern, and I liked how Directory Burst requires each parent to use a unique login and password for access. So far, it's been going great!
Community AdvicePazour writes:
There is company in California Bay Area called Fourleaf. Makes a great online student directory to replace the printed ones. Fast, very secure (they take security very seriously) and works on any devise (desktop, tablet, mobile phone). Does have advertising. Allows for Google-like one box searches, directory views by class, or school (which can be printed if you still want), tap to dial, text, email or map address. can be found at fourleaf.cl
Community AdvicePazour writes:
Meant to say Fourleaf "does NOT have advertising" Sorry
Community Adviceryestacks writes:
Security should always be a primary concern for parents. When parent organizations in my district (Rye, NY) wanted to go mobile we went with SchoolBee. It was actually built by parents in Rye and is now being picked up by parent organizations around the country. Check it out: www.schoolbee.com
Community Advicethoen@classroomparent.com writes:
ClassroomParent (www.classroomparent.com) is a secure, web-based parent directory service that also gives parent organizations and schools email messaging, group management, volunteer management, dues collection and a subscription model that allows the directory to pay for itself.
Community Advicevbarrio writes:
JoinOurClass.com is a cloud-based school directory loaded with smart features. Easily search for students, staff, and parents from anywhere.
Community Advicepshriver writes:
RunPTO.com has the best cloud based Student Directory.
It has the following features:
1.Comprehensive Information such as Student Name, Parent’s names, Address, Email, Grade, Teacher & Phone Numbers can be added for each student.
2. Easy to Add , Update or Delete Student Information Online.
3. Collect Student Data Online securely.
4. New Parents can enter their Students Data Online.
5. Existing Parents can update the Student Data Online, if needed.
6. Viewed from any device and is Mobile/Tablet Friendly
7. Quick & Advanced Search features allows you to to search or filter the students based on Grade, Teachers, Student Names, Parent Name & Phone Number.
8. It can be printed as as a PDF document, Word Document or Excel document.
9. Easy Transition to the next school year when students graduate.
10.Easy Student Directory Management for any volunteer
11. QR Code, URL Links, Website embeding for Student Directory & Online Registration
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