Parents, schools, teachers and organizations can now easily communicate in the language of their preference thanks to an app called LivingTree, which has over 41 languages avaualable on its translation system. LivingTree launched two months ago and it says over 400 schools have signed up already.
This can be a huge help for families. “From experience and feedback, we know that children often play the role of translator between teachers and their parents. LivingTree is working to remove that burden with our new translation capability, and enable more robust parent, teacher and school collaboration and coordination in parents’ native language, ” said Cullen Childress, Co-Founder and CEO of LivingTree.
LivingTree provides schools, teachers and parents with a private and efficient means for sharing important information, rich media, documents, private direct messaging, shared calendars, and integrated volunteer sign-ups. It supports mobile access to all functions through intuitive iPhone and Android applications.
One of its greatest features is how it can improve collaboration between parents and the school. Parents’ calendars can be updated at the school or class level. Volunteer and sign-up needs (carnivals, parent/teacher conferences, field trips, etc) can be easily coordinated – straight from the web, iPhone, or Android applications.
“Using the LivingTree platform, our school was able to build a much tighter community and meaningful engagement with our families. It has truly changed our level of transparency with parents and how we converse, share, and coordinate in the context of educating our children,” said Eden A. Jones, Principal at Briargrove Elementary in Houston, TX.
“We have over 27 languages spoken by parents at our school. LivingTree already helps us connect better but this feature is going to mean even deeper collaboration by all parents,” said Lilian Rodriguez, parent at Briargrove Elementary.