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How to Create a School App and Grow Your Community.

By The Zype Team on November 08, 2019

There is no doubt that students are more connected than ever. Thanks to classroom technology use being an at all-time high, both educators and pupils are used to having software and hardware incorporated into their daily school day. 

With generation Z and millennials in the full swing of their educational years, schools now more than ever have an opportunity to accommodate their student body with resources as a streaming app.

A smart TV app can help educational staff from beyond run-of-the-mill email newsletters to keep in touch with their school members. By investing in a streaming app, educational institutions can be on their way to providing a personalized teaching experience outside the classroom.

Build a digital community:
With live streaming, no parent ever has to miss a solo recital again. Casting live and pre-recorded events such as school plays, PTA meetings and even away games can help keep friends and family in the loop for all-important student milestones. With tools like sharing capabilities and comments sections, building an online community around the student body is one of the most effective ways of fostering a learning environment. 

Drive sponsorship revenue via local businesses:
With the assistance of a community-driven smart TV app, educational institutes can implement innovative ways to raise funding for everything from class trips to new uniforms. By partnering with local business owners to provide advertising in exchange for sponsorship, schools can drive traffic to local businesses while boosting campus funding.

Provide on-the-go news updates:
Whether it’s a surprise snow day or a last minute parent-teacher conference, keeping students and parents in the know is easy through push notifications. Building a companion mobile app for your educational institution helps not only keep young students’ private information secure, but also inform guardians and staff of campus news, daily updates, department notes and even classroom-related content, such as virtual blackboard and homework.

From customizable app layouts to live stream capability, MAZ can support an array of major content formats, as well as provide monetization tools. If you’re interested in learning more about launching a custom app for your school, including the addition of subscriptions and ad support, reach out to a team member here at MAZ.

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