Entries by Frank

STEM Workshop: An Introduction to CoderDojo Part 2

Welcome to the second part of our STEM Workshop blog on CoderDojo, a global network of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people. In part one, we took a look at the history and setup of CoderDojo, in today’s entry we’re covering the various benefits this STEM Workshop offers schools and students. Encourage, Teach and Prepare […]

STEM Workshop: An Introduction to CoderDojo

As Ireland’s Information Communications Technology sector continues to go from strength, the importance of STEM disciplines becomes more apparent. Ireland is the second biggest exporter of computer and ICT services in the world today and this is due, in part, to our highly skilled and knowledgeable workforce. There are a number of STEM innovations operating […]

New iClass Parent Module

Coming soon we will be launching an iClass module for parents. This will allow the school set up and created fully moderated accounts for members of the Parents Association. Not only will parents be kept up to date with all the school happenings via the mobile app but they will now be able to directly […]

Improve PR with messaging

With our mobile app you can send push messages at no cost to parents. As such it would be good practice to send regular positive messages to all users. i.e the School wins a big sporting event, is having the canteen refurbished or is working with a charity. Like with all communications, the key is […]

Hide Menu Links

If you are working on webpages and would like to temporarily remove them from your website but not delete the pages this is very simple. On the Control Panel; 1 – Click ‘Menu’ 2 – Expand the menu structure in the panel on the right by clicking on the arrow beside the menu link. 3 […]

Publish School Videos

Include videos in your news, web pages or newsletters. We recommend using a private Youtube video channel for uploading and optimising your videos. Simply follow the following steps; 1 – Create a school Gmail account. (this automatically creates a Youtube account) 2 – Click Youtube 3 – Set Youtube Channel to ‘Private’ so your videos […]

Manage Events with iClass

When posting event simply set Register to ‘Yes’ to allow for student registration. Parents can register their children on either the web or mobile app. A few days before the event you can message unregistered student to check if they are going. Click on ‘Events’ in the Admin Console and under ‘#Attend’ click the number […]

Create Great Newsletters

The iClass platform is perfect for creating great newsletters. Say goodbye to printing 1000s of pages and time wasted creating PDFs Simply publish an article and tag it with the keyword ‘Newsletter’. This will automatically publish to the web and also go straight to parents on the mobile app without the need for sending files. […]

Top 5 Characteristics of a Good School Website

Building an online presence is as imperative for schools as it is for businesses. A website can have a tremendous impact when it comes to your school’s image, parent awareness, and the representation of your school mission. The following list contains the top 5 characteristics that constitute a good school website. 1. Visual Appearance The […]

A One Stop Content Management Solution for Schools

Have you heard about iClassCMS, the best in class website and mobile app solution for schools? This comprehensive content platform is designed to answer the needs of teachers, students and parents, allowing for the quick and simple creation and distribution of relevant school information. It consists of a custom built website, publishing platform and an app, […]