Smart List: Homework Help & Parent Organizing

Getting Smart is acknowledging people and organizations making a difference with the 3rd Annual Smart Lists. During October and November you’ll see about 20 ‘Best of’ lists, not in order, not exhaustive, just people we appreciate doing innovative work.

Today we are recognizing sources for homework help and organizations informing and organizing parents.

Homework Help

Informing & Organizing Parents

Parent Communication Apps

  • ParentLink: Free app from Blackboard connecting schools and parents
  • SchoolWay: Free app from Jostens connects parents and school activities
  • PowerSchool Mobile: Free app connects parents to widely used gradebook
  • Edmodo for Parents: Free app to stay in touch with learning activities*
  • Class Dojo: Behavior management app that shares announcements and photos with parents*
  • Remind: simple free messaging system


This Smart List is sponsored by K12 Inc, a leading online learning solution dedicated to being available to any child, anywhere, who can benefit from an individualized approach, whether it’s full-time schooling outside of the traditional brick-and-mortar school, or through part-time or supplemental options available both inside and outside of the traditional classroom.

* Learn Capital Partner, # Getting Smart Partner, ** Board member or Advisor

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