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Website design for schools in Dublin

Unsure about the importance of your school website? Or maybe your lacking the confidence or skills to manage the site? Regardless of the reason, it’s essential that you give your school website the right amount of attention and consideration.

As we’ve mentioned previously, your school website is the first thing most parents encounter when researching what your school has to offer for their children. As a result, it’s important that the website makes a good first impression every time.

iClass takes the stress out of running a school website and provides your school with a beautiful and bespoke site that’s tailored to highlight the benefits of your school for prospective parents.

It’s designed with the user in mind and every function on iClass websites can be completed in under a minute, from teacher and student publishing to super simple event registration and maintenance.

Get in touch with us today to organize your free iClass demo and learn exactly how iClass can improve your school website both visually and functionally, and enable your school to fully leverage all the benefits of digital technologies.

5 Benefits of an iClass School Website

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Still on the fence about updating your school’s website? Check out the following benefits of iClass school websites.

1. Content Management and Publishing

The main advantage websites offer is content management and publishing, which enables schools to store and display important information about the school.

From basic information such as contact details and the school’s location to dedicated channels for news, upcoming events and the curriculum, your iClass website acts as the central source of info for your school.

2. Event Registration

All school websites built with iClass feature an event registration module that simplifies event management and saves time for parents and teachers.

The module allows schools to publish events complete with registration forms and payment options, enabling parents to register students for events with a few quick clicks.

3. Free Parent Teacher Communication 

Cut the costs of parent teacher communication completely with the iClass app, a fully integrated app educators can use to message parents at any time.

4. Mobile Responsive

It’s essential that your school’s website is responsive to mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, and all iClass websites are fully mobile responsive, ensuring your website can be accessed at any time, on any device.

5. Student Enrolement 

Drive student enrolement with an online presence and allow parents to fully enrol digitally through the dedicated enrolement feature.

For more information, or to order a free website review, get in touch with us today.

 

iClass at IPPN Conference 2019

iClass is exhibiting at this year’s IPPN Conference at the Citywest Convention Centre on Thursday, 24th and Friday 25th of January.

iClass is the number one website and mobile app solution for schools, and comes with a range of features that simplify content management and greatly reduce the costs of communicating with parents.

All tasks can be completed in under 60 seconds, and the system interface is streamlined and user-friendly.

Improve the Google ranking of your school’s website and cut the time it takes to enrol students with the digital enrolment form.

iClass is the only content solution that comes with a fully integrated app, enabling free communication between teachers and parents.

For more information about iClass, please quick here, or visit us at stand A13 at IPPN Conference 2019 at the Citywest Convention Centre on Thursday 24th, and Friday 25th of January.

Standalone iClass App Launches This Week

iClass, the number one website and mobile app solution for schools, is pleased to announce the launch of the standalone version of the iClass App this week.

The iClass App transforms how schools communicate with parents and staff, providing an ‘always on’ solution that simplifies communications and eliminates the costs.

The standalone iClass App features all the benefits of the desktop version of iClass content management system including:

  • News posting and categorising
  • Live publishing articles to parents
  • Video and gallery hosting
  • File sharing
  • Free messaging
  • Online permission slip submission
  • And more

Click here for more information about the iClass App.

Upcoming Event: iClass at Microsoft Breakout

Microsoft is bringing it’s free Microsoft Breakout learning event to the iconic Thomond Park, Co. Limerick, on Wednesday 7th of November for a day of technology workshops and demonstrations.

iClass will be among the exhibitors at next week’s event, which aims to give teachers a new understanding of technology tools such as Office 365 and how they can be used to improve the learning experience for teachers and students.

The first seminar, ‘Class Notebook, CBA, Assessment for Learning and E-Portfolio with Rosin Beaver’ covers software and programs ideal for assessment while the second seminar ‘Collaboration within Microsoft Teams with Brendan Cawley’ discusses the use of Microsoft Teams to support educators and school administrations.

Third on the agenda is ‘Office 365 on iPad with Jamie Johnston’, a workshop on how to leverage the benefits of Office 365, followed by ‘Accessibility and Learning Tools with Sean Glynn’, a detailed look at some of the best edtech learning tools you can introduce to the classroom today.

Don’t forget to visit the iClass stall at Microsoft Breakout to learn more about iClassCMS, the number one website and mobile app solution for schools of all levels.

Click here to register for Microsoft Breakout for free, and please get in touch if you would like to know more about iClass or participate in a free website review.

iClassCMS at Microsoft Breakout

We are pleased to announced iClass will be exhibiting at the  Microsoft Breakout event at Thomand Park, Limerick, on Wednesday 7th of November.

Microsoft Breakout is a free event designed to show teachers how technology can be successfully used in the classroom for teaching and learning.

The event takes place at Thomand Park on Cratloe Road, Co. Limerick, from 8.30am – 13.00pm on Wednesday, 7th of November.

A range of experienced speakers will be on hand to discuss the latest classroom technology tools such as Class Notebook and Office365 on iPad and how they can be used to improve the teaching and learning experience for both teachers and students.

Refreshments and lunch will be served during the day and all attendees can avail of a complimentary tour around the Thormond Park Museum.

Visit the iClassCMS exhibitor stall at Microsoft Breakout to learn about iClass, the number one website and mobile app solution for schools.

With a best in class website that engages students and parents, and a fully integrated mobile app that enables schools and parents to communicate for free, iClass makes content management a quick a simple task.

Click here to register for Microsoft Breakout for free, and please get in touch if you would like to know more about iClass or participate in a free website review.

Reminder: iClass at NAPD Conference 2018

iClassCMS will be at this year’s National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals Conference 2018 at the Galmont Hotel & Spa, on Lough Atalia Road, Galway.

Taking place on Thursday, 18th, and Friday, 19th of October, the NAPD Conference 2018 is the biggest annual event for second level school leaders.

This year’s NAPD Conference features a range of workshops that offer advice and inspiration on how to approach the challenges second level schools face today, plus an excellent lineup of speakers discussing the biggest teaching issues and developments in Ireland and around the world.

iClass is launching a new partnership with NAPD during the conference, so make sure to visit the iClassCMS exhibition stall to learn more about our work with NAPD.

We’ll also have an exclusive offer available for NAPD Conference 2018 attendees and info about the iClassCMS platform and how it can benefit your school.

For more about the NAPD Conference 2018 including how to register, please visit napdconference.com.

For details about iClassCMS and how to avail of a free website review, click here.

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Creating Awesome Teacher Blog Posts

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Unsure of how to utilize your blog as a teacher? Here are some tips to create posts that engage your students, communicate your message, and inspire your class.

 

 

Create a clear and simple title

It is helpful to use a post title that accurately reflects the content being included in each individual blog post. This will allow students to navigate the class blog page easily and efficiently.

 

Keep longer posts well organized

Any extensive content should be well organized with clear subtitles and topic headers. The information should be delivered in paragraph, bullets and topic summaries. It can prove helpful to use text that is bold, underlined, Italicized and in different Font sizes to distinguish the most crucial information and headers.

 

Use hyperlinks to websites discussed

A post that discusses or reference specific websites should include a hyperlink that students can use to access the website in one click. This will ensure that students are able to access the website being discussed in a convenient and simple manner.

 

Helpful media to convey information

The use of media in a blog post can prove to be entertaining for students and convey the same information in a more memorable way. Media can vary from images to pdf documents and video files. Media used in the classroom can be relayed to students in this manner to make videos and graphics easily available for students. This can also allow students to continue their learning outside of the classroom if there is additional content that could not be discussed within the allotted class time.

 

Using informal language

Blog posts are a quick and simple manner for teachers to get information to students quickly and efficiently. Due to the speed and frequency of blog posts, teachers may find it helpful to use informal language (but still proper grammar!) to communicate well with their students. 

 

iClass CMS provides an intuitive and affordable content management solution for schools. Teachers, administrators, parents, and even students, can post blogs. One click moderation ensures that all tasks can be carried out in one minute or less.