Staff and Child Safe Messaging System
Wouldn't it be convenient to be able to ask a staff member question instead of having to leave your office or classroom and hunt around the school to find the staff member you wish to speak to? What schools really need is something like Skype but that is suitable for an educational environment in that only people within your school can add you as a contact or message you.
A very common desire of schools is to enable children between two schools to chat to one another. However because Skype is a public messaging system, teachers are understandably reluctant to use Skye as there is no way to block inappropriate add contact requests. In addition many schools still use a paper calendar system due to the fact that over the years have tried various online calendar systems and due to one problem or another - usually lack of support have given up on using an electronic calendar.
Thus due to a lack of any real internal messaging programs, secure child safe messaging programs and online calendars that are easy to integrate into school system schools have resigned themselves to walking around the school to find a staff member to ask them something and children never get the opportunity to chat to children at other schools and schools are stuck with inefficient paper calendar systems.
Once again, Dalacor can help you with this. Our Email Service includes messaging functionality to allow secure internal (non public) messaging between staff members. The calendar system included with the email service is very simple to use because its intregrated with Outlook and the webmail application. See the Email Service page for more details.
In addition, we would be interested to find out if schools would like to join up to a countywide messaging system that would enable schools to effectively phone other schools for free in addition to enabling children from different schools to chat to one another. Many schools are looking to reduce their phonebills, so this could be an option.