Published 9 Dec 2011
The issue of communication is streamlined to a great degree and the system will enable emails to be sent to multiple people based on the groups you create. There is also a discussion board feature giving students the opportunity to bounce ideas around when class is over, all moderated by teacher of course.
As an aid to education I like this one and there is only one grey area as far as I can see. The old "left my bag on the bus sir" scenario could I suppose be very quickly replaced with "my computer crashed sir!" With mom and dad only an email away though you’ll probably only hear it once.
As a teacher, setting one of these up is likely to make your life a lot easier and bring more organization to both your students and your own school day. The basic model is free and you can rest assured your site won’t come with a load of advertisements.