PROVO, Utah, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ParentLink® today announced that two of its K-12 communication products have received Awards of Excellence from Tech & Learning magazine. Both Attendance Discovery and Teacher Reach from ParentLink were honored as outstanding new education technology products.
Entries were carefully screened by the Tech & Learning editorial team and then given a rigorous test-drive through several rounds of judging. Evaluation criteria included Quality and Effectiveness, Ease of Use, Creative use of Technology, and Suitability for Use in an Educational Environment. Tech & Learning has been honoring technology products for nearly 3 decades and employed a panel of more than 30 educators to test this year's submissions and select the winners.
"Our readers are looking for rigorous edtech products that improve teaching and learning, inspire teachers and students, as well as meet today's assessment and standards requirements," said Kevin Hogan, Editorial Director for NewBay Media's Tech & Learning Group. "This year's Award of Excellence judges put over 160 products to the test and chose only those that met these criteria. These companies can be proud that their products were selected as winners by this prestigious team of judges."
"We are thrilled that these two ParentLink products have been honored by Tech & Learning," said Mark Child, VP of Marketing at ParentLink. "We feel that Attendance Discovery and Teacher Reach are in a class by themselves. And as our partner districts have implemented these solutions they've told us how beneficial they are, and that is what matters most to us. But to receive this recognition from a publication as prestigious as Tech & Learning is indeed an honor."
ParentLink's Attendance Discovery module is an attendance management tool that helps school districts identify, track and communicate with at-risk students and parents. The other product honored was Teacher Reach which was designed specifically for teachers and makes two-way, teacher-parent communication fast, easy and secure. Both of these products were selected as winners in the "New Product" category and both add tremendous functionality to the suite of K-12 communication products from ParentLink.
For more information about all of the solutions from ParentLink, please visit: http://www.parentlink.net.
ParentLink is the complete communication solution for education, providing the tools to link schools, parents, students, and the community in one common objective—to improve the educational process. Exclusively serving the K-12 market for over 20 years, ParentLink provides administrators with a communication platform that will keep parents engaged and students achieving. ParentLink is the central communications hub for all of a district's various information systems, allowing educators to communicate the right information in the right way and at the right time. Every week, thousands of schools use ParentLink to securely send millions of messages to students, parents, and the community, in the form of phone calls, emails, SMS text messages, Facebook and Twitter posts, printed letters, and fax messages, or via the web. ParentLink is the all-in-one communication solution, helping educators improve parental outreach efforts and enjoy the benefits of increased student achievement.
Mark G. Child