HEARD helps school communities save time in disseminating information, so they can spend more time engaging in the work that matters.
Safe, simple and beautifully designed, HEARD streamlines activity and organizes communication, making it easy for parents to engage and schools to create community.
But HEARD isn’t just for schools. Kids belong to team sports, camps, scouts, after-school programs and more. Parents can manage communication of all of these groups on HEARD.
+ Connect - Reach anyone without disclosing contact details.
+ Communicate - Share information, photos, files and links. Private message, post and comment. Choose your preferred language.
+ Collaborate - Create custom groups, manage events, enlist volunteers or donations, schedule conferences, take polls.
Integrate your school calendar and provide access to school resources right on the platform.
HEARD is free to teachers and homeschooling parents and accessible via iPhone and web, so you can engage wherever you are.
“HEARD is a game-changer for me. It makes it easy to connect, stay informed, and get involved. It’s been integral to building a strong school community by helping us communicate seamlessly with teachers, staff, and parents.” — Robin, Parent
“As an educator in the age of instant information and communication, I feel like I’ve been waiting for HEARD for years! The newsfeed format makes the essential work of communicating the great things happening in the classroom to our family community easy, fun, and familiar.” — Nate, Teacher
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Ratings and Reviews
Great communication tool for the whole school community
Communication in the school environment can be challenging. Parents might be limited to relying on notes from teachers that easily get lost or trying to get updated from other busy parents during the very distracting drop off and pick up times. Not every parent is able to make it to school wide and PTA meetings. Parents are busier than ever and need all the help they can get to help their child through school, stay up to date on school happenings and beter communicateand collaborate with school administration, teachers and other parents. HEARD has been an amazing tool to use with our school community. I feel so well informed about what is happening in the classroom and the school as a whole. There is a general newsfeed (with prioritized messages from administration and teachers so it is harder to get lost), but one can also select individual categories for posts about just that child's class, grade, extra-curricular club or sport, etc. From my phone, I can easily share pictures with other parents and teachers that I might take when I join in on a school activity or field trip. I can also create events and playdates and specify if I want to invite the whole school, vs. just my child's grade or class. HEARD has been amazing to use and I feel our whole school community is closer and more in synch because of it.
A must have!
Our school is a newer charter school. Our staff was really trying to keep the communication open but coming from so many different people, it was truly overwhelming for parents. About a quarter way through our first year, we got Heard and it changed everything.
Heard streamlines everything. Finally all of the info I need is in ONE place, instead of getting lost in my inbox. It separates my communications into the groups I belong to like PTA, room parents, my daughter's grade AND her individual class. I can choose a different notification schedule for every group too, so some I get in an email at the end of the day and others I get as they happen. The ability to fit it into how I need it to work is a life saver.
What Heard has done for our school is give us a platform that truly keeps us all connected, but in an organized, personalized way. We're in year 3 with it now and I can't imagine life without it! This is the tool you need!
Like Facebook for Schools!
It's great having an APP that's a clearinghouse for all my kid's school communication. Notes from teachers, sports team schedules and organization, community event notices and newsletters, picture-sharing that gives us a glimpse into what's happening in class and at our aftercare program, ways to comment and keep the conversation going. It does a lot, really... everything we need to make sure parents, teachers, and our whole community's in the loop.
I really love having it all in one place, with intuitive tools making it easy to manage and customize alerts.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.