LumApps, Google for Education's Technology Partner & EdTech Authority Unveil Superintendent Intranet Platform in Washington DC

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National Superintendents Roundtable’s LumApps Environment Implemented Nationwide

Special technology has the potential to revolutionize our educational system by allowing for better communication and organization, which ultimately leads to a streamlined administration, teachers having more time and space to teach, and students having digital tools that inspires and empowers them.

LumApps, an award-winning social collaborative intranet platform has partnered with Ed Tech Authority announcing LumApps for Education, an online environment crafted specifically for the educational environment, in this case, custom-tailored for the National Superintendents Roundtable, a 501© non-profit organization comprised of more than 100 of the leading Superintendents of K12 schools in the United States. The 3-day Superintendent Roundtable met in Washington DC, culminating with a presentation from LumApps and the opportunity to participate in the online environment, and to evaluate the product for their own districts. One of the seven Google for Education recommended technologies, the only Google-recommended technology for digital-workplace and social collaboration, and awarded Google Cloud Global Partner Award for Solution Innovation in 2017, LumApps partnered with Will McCoy of Ed Tech Authority to adapt the software for use in educational spaces. McCoy, an educator and long-time “Techy”, served many roles in his 20+ years in education, including Teacher, Principal and District Superintendent, and has seen the need for advanced technology in our school system for many years. He has a true passion for providing educational institutions with digital tools and creating learning solutions, products and systems to transform human learning. James Harvey, Executive Director of the Superintendent’s Roundtable said, “LumApps has been a real asset to the Roundtable and met a real need. It is allowing us to form our own online communities, right at our fingertips, to share information and to stay informed about logistics like meeting details and pressing educational issues. They have been great partners. Will has been instrumental in this work, not only with his vast knowledge in the technical realm that bridges education and technology but also his years of experience as a superintendent.” Visit https://www.lumapps.com/education/ for more information.

Built for students, teachers, alumni, board, and external partners to access their own customized workplace, specific to their needs, on one single intranet, LumApps creates one central hub that allows users to exchange and collaborate via communities or interest groups and connect with peers and teachers to start discussing. Teachers and Professors can share documents and assignments, manage classrooms’ curricula, communicate with students, other teachers or administration via communities, as well as help, correct and comment on students’ assignments thanks to Google Classroom, and view class schedules and available rooms via Google Calendar. Board and superintendent management tools allow users to administrate and manage both students and staff from one place. This includes communicating news and updates with the entire school or specific departments, creating administration communities for shared vision and collaboration with teams in real time, and also administrating forms easily without paper waste. Parents can stay up-to-date when it concerns their child, view school news and events, access student’s grades, class schedule and working assignments, and communicate with teachers via Google Hangouts. Former students and alumni can connect to their alma mater for news and updates, remain informed about university news and contribute to knowledge sharing. External Partners can connect with the future workforce, post job offers or internships for students, access a network of future talents, organize conferences or webinars, and deliver training courses. LumApps also provides a vital emergency alert system that communicates quickly in real-time, pushing information in case of shooters, natural disasters and on-site emergencies. Having all these possibilities available in one portal provides a level of efficiency and organization that hugely benefits schools and districts nationwide.

LumApps’ extensive application possibilities are practically limitless, and they are confident that the members of the National Superintendent’s Roundtable will immediately recognize the benefits of implementing this innovative technology in their home districts. Special technology has the potential to revolutionize our educational system by allowing for better communication and organization, which ultimately leads to a streamlined administration, teachers having more time and space to teach, and students having digital tools that inspires and empowers them to thrive.

Jordan McMinn, who spearheaded this project at LumApps said, “Part of our vision at LumApps for Education is to facilitate the acceleration of innovation nationally for K12 schools so that students and other educators can benefit. Social learning communities are the future of learning and that’s why we chose to build the most advanced, secure online social intranet for the members of the National Superintendents Roundtable with our technology. Every member can now share innovation, best-practices and collaborate with each other around high-value knowledge. Daniel Berg, my colleague at LumApps for Education, built this environment and did a remarkable job. It was both an honor and pleasure to partner with the National Superintendents Roundtable and support their incredible, much-needed work. We look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

About Will McCoy
Will McCoy is an Educational Technologist, Design Consultant, Speaker, and Founder of EdTech Authority. The years he spent as a tech-savvy educator gave him a unique and distinct point of view regarding the technology needs of modern education. There was a need for someone to bridge the two worlds, and Will was impassioned to do so founding Ed Tech Authority. Driven by his genuine interest in making the world a better place for children to learn and thrive, Will brings incredibly powerful visual tools to the forefront of education and uses them to drive positive change for the benefit of every learning community. His partnership with LumApps is a perfect match; as a technology pioneer he was able to convert the LumApps software to be incredibly useful for school districts, and as a member of the education community he is able to introduce the technology to the decision makers who need it most. Learn more about Will’s innovative work visit https://edtechauthority.com/ or call 530-840-6376.

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