The Kinvolved Attendance & Communication App is an analytical and communication tool for K-12 and higher education instructors or schools to improve student learning behavior and culture by connecting schools and families. The application includes instant messaging between instructors and parents, a tracking system that analyzes these communications, attendance, and school-wide trends, and a digital coaching service. Kinvolved is free for teachers, parents and staff, but requires a price plan for schools or programs.
The first key feature of Kinvolved is the instant messaging system. Instructors can send messages to individuals, a specific group (e.g. a group of students or parents), or the entire class. Parents receive these messages directly onto their personal phone or email and can immediately respond without downloading the application. The application also offer templates in up to 10 different languages.
The second feature is attendance analytics. Kinvolved tracks student attendance across individuals, classrooms, and the school. Instructors and administrators can flag students who are constantly late or absent and record notes to share with parents. Specific topics can be added to notes to track trends for and better understand the reasons for absences.
The third feature Kinvolved offers is human support and coaching. If a school or program partners with Kinvolved, a community specialist will be available to provide one-on-one or virtual coaching throughout the academic year.
Kinvolved is available as a mobile application for both iOS and Android and as a web application. Internet connection is required.
Kinvolved is free for teachers, parents, and staff. A school or program that wants to partner with Kinvolved must choose a pricing plan: the limited plan is $2,500/school, the basic plan is $5,000/school, and the comprehensive support plan is $10,000/school. Each plan lasts for one year and may vary depending on the level of support requested. In addition, there is an extra charge of $1 per student on the base levels mentioned above.
Who is using it
According to the company’s website , Kinvolved is used in over 300 schools with more than 1.5 million SMS sent.
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