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Hard times in education

Most people who are involved in education are aware of the difficulty of funding in education. Government cuts, possibly forcing schools to consider acadamisation are happening every day.
We at appsforschools are acutely aware of this. We ar also acutely aware of two other things in education. First that we are at the bottom line trying to sell our products into schools and in order to do this price is important for most schools. Secondly that eae of use and simplification of administration time must be of paramount importance.

Government Cuts

AppsforSchools have very close ties with several senior leadership managers as well as teachers.
We are acutely aware of the massive government cuts being required of schools. It may be part of the government's drive towards grammar schools and acadmies, we don't know, although it appears academies do seem to have more finance. Nonetheless all schools are looking to save money.
Here are a number of ways an app can save you money.
MESSAGING
Are you paying more than £1500 per annum for SMS messaging bundles?
Why?

When you shouldn't get an app for your school?

App technology has been around for school use for around 4 and a half years. Although the functions have improved massively, most schools are under-using the technology. 

 

Could this be the year when your school grasps the technology and makes it do what you want and not allow the app developer to tell you what you should do with an app?

 

Mobile Website

E-planner Apps

It has been a very busy time for us at Apps for Schools, we have been rolling out some new functions which we will be blogging about over the next couple of weeks

MIS data - Supplier Vs student numbers

We have been having a play with plotly (Other data visulisation tools are availble but I just really like their URL https://plot.ly/) here at Apps for Schools, so we thought we would try out some data visulisation on the the various MIS providers.

So here is a quick overview of MIS provider plotted against the number of students, it does give an interesting spread and helps to quickly identify if a provider sits in the primary or secondary school camp (or both)

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