We are happy to announce that Verdugo Hills High School has been selected to participate in an exciting new program with BuzzMob, a social networking company. BuzzMob is a simple, intuitive mobile app that connects the people of a given community, allowing them to chat; share tips, photos, and media; and receive vital information such as emergency response. BuzzMob has created a customized community for our school, to enhance communications between and among the families, administration, the PSTA, and our teachers.
Our school community will soon begin using BuzzMob to share things like school news and daily happenings, to announce vital information about school events, fundraisers, field trips, homework and classroom activities, as well as for other general communication.
Please download BuzzMob in the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, or at buzzmob.com so that you can start participating and enjoying this great new community of ours!
The following list of FAQs will answer most of your immediate questions.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is BuzzMob?
BuzzMob is a location-based mobile platform that allows people to connect with others around them, both in and around school campuses, sporting events, shopping centers, restaurants, and anywhere else where groups of people gather together. In short, the BuzzMob platform facilitates the building of localized, virtual communities for users to communicate and share valuable and/or interesting content (information, opinions, pictures, etc.) with each other.
What will BuzzMob be used for?
BuzzMob gives families, school administrators, and staff a constant connection with each other on a real-time basis. Information about all aspects of the school, as well as critical, time-sensitive communications is now available in the palm of your hand.
Beyond the usual communication that happen during crisis events, whether via phone messages, the school web site and flyers that our students take home, etc., there will also be a central point of communication among our families, the school administrators, and our staff with the BuzzMob app. Important announcements from me and/or authorized school personnel will be made easier through notifications sent directly to your phone.
What is the cost to our school and families?
In light of budget constraints and the current economic climate, BuzzMob has agreed to offer this platform at no cost to our school. BuzzMob’s founders believe this is a great way to give back to our school and support the community in a very meaningful way. The app is a free download in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
What steps are being taken to ensure user privacy and confidentiality?
Rest assured that Verdugo Hills High and BuzzMob appreciate the need to ensure that the privacy and confidentiality of all BuzzMob users is maintained. To this end, Verdugo Hills High’s mob is accessible only to parents and staff that have requested and been granted approval by the school.
What type of phone do I need to use the app?
The BuzzMob platform is currently available in the Apple App Store for iPhone or iPad, and in the Google Play Store for all Android devices.
Who can use the app?
The Verdugo Hills High BuzzMob app is intended for use by: Verdugo Hills High’s administration, families of current students, the PTSA, our teachers, and students – when appropriate. The user approval process that our school is implementing is intended to keep all unauthorized parties from entering our mob.
However, BuzzMob is a social media platform and mobs outside of Verdugo Hills High are open to all users with a BuzzMob account. You can use BuzzMob to join mobs outside of the school, to connect with your neighbors, your friends, your community, to discover nearby businesses, recommend your favorite restaurant, coffee shop or dry cleaner, etc. You can also create and view photos of what’s happening all around you.
More information will follow in the coming days. You may also visit the program’s website at www.buzzmob.com/education for further information.
http://www.buzzmob.com/education Source: BuzzMob