Translating school to home communications is increasingly important as more and more students are first generation immigrants, speaking different languages at school than at home.
Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) July 13, 2010
eChalk, the pioneer of web-based learning platforms for communication and collaboration in K-12 school communities, announced at NSPRA (National School Public Relations Association) its Summer 2010 release which includes new tools to help schools and districts streamline communication and engage the communities that eChalk serves.
Translation into 51 Languages
The latest edition allows school and district websites, emails to and from teachers, student and parent communications to be translated into 51 different languages – the most extensive language translation of any learning platform in the K-12 market.
“Translating school to home communications is increasingly important as more and more students are first generation immigrants, speaking different languages at school than at home,” says eChalk CEO Torrance Robinson.
Exclusive Branding for Schools and Districts
To enhance eChalk’s exclusive partnership with PropellShops whereby schools can fundraise by selling on-demand branded merchandise – such as t-shirts, mugs, hoodies and more – directly from their websites, eChalk is launching a new professional branding service to help schools and districts enhance community engagement with a compelling logo and identity across their online and offline properties.
eChalk is a learning platform that connects teachers, students, parents and school leaders to the people and information they need to make learning successful. Only eChalk allows schools to create and manage school websites, encourage collaboration among faculty and staff in professional learning communities, involve parents as active partners in their children’s education and engage today’s students, who are digital natives, with Web 2.0 tools to personalize instruction – safe, secure and all in one place for everyone in a given school, district, region or state. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in New York City, eChalk is a software-as-a-service that aims to help K-12 school communities communicate and collaborate more effectively among all of their stakeholders in order to foster ideas and opportunities for learners of all ages.