School’s out for summer! Or is it really?!? It all depends on your program and your perspective. My program operates from Labor Day to Memorial Day, so the students have already been out for three weeks. We do have some summer sessions and already have one of those under our belt, too. If your program is year round, summer may not necessarily bring much change in routine for you. The one… read more →
As an early childhood educator, parents are entrusting you with their precious babies. In doing so, you are expected to wear many hats– a coach, a mediator, and a teacher to name a few. But probably the most important role you have is as a communicator. You need to be a good communicator with your students and peers, but maybe most importantly with parents. While this can be a daunting… read more →
If you’re in the early childhood education field you probably know that there is an ever-increasing amount of networks and online sources for ECE professionals to get the latest news and resources. I’ve personally gotten to know quite a few experts in the ECE field and can recognize when there’s good content that needs to be shared. So we’ve decided to start a monthly newsletter geared specifically to helping Early… read more →
One of the challenges that organizations have experienced with MemberHub is the ability to communicate at multiple levels within their organization. For example, many of you have created an organization-wide hub, but you’ve always had to remember to add new people to that hub along with any other groups they need to collaborate with. A new feature in MemberHub called Hub Trees is designed to help our customers communicate more… read more →
Is preschool a worthwhile investment for our country? This will certainly be a hotly debated topic over the coming years in light of Obama’s Preschool for Every Child initiative. The folks at Education News have put together a nice infographic (scroll to end of post) that supports the case for preschool.
Underwood Elementary, a GT Magnet Elementary School in Wake County, NC has been using MemberHub for the past year. They launched the use of the service over the summer of 2012 with the goal of strengthening communication among teachers and parents at the school. I recently spoke with Andrea Trowell, the Media and Technology Specialist at Underwood and we discussed the schools growing passion for MemberHub. Andrea sent out a… read more →
Sending text messages has been an integral feature in MemberHub from the very beginning. Calendar event reminders can be sent via text message, but the primary way administrators send text messages is through MemberHub’s Announcements feature. We’ve made a change to Announcements that we anticipate will be well received! Essentially, we have removed the 160-character limit that was placed on new Announcements.
We’ve made some small tweaks to the Whiteboards feature. Nothing too fancy, but very much needed. As a reminder, Whiteboards are an easy way for groups to create simple signup sheets, brainstorm ideas on a particular topic, or to post additional information for members of their hub. Whiteboards have version tracking and members can edit the whiteboard content or leave a comment at the bottom.
Google Places is very important to your business. As a “vendor” in your community, whether you’re a business, church, preschool or day care facility, you simply must show up on the Google map when people search for your keywords. For example, if you have a local day care in Raleigh and you want people to find you on the web when they search “Daycare in Raleigh, NC” if you’ve registered… read more →