When the players hit the gridiron for the first game of the season, fans of the Crescent High School Tigers won't even have to be in the stadium to know what's happening.
"They'll be able to see live football updates, they can see score updates, if they're trying to get to a football game or PTA meeting they can press a button and it's going to give them turn by turn directions," said Aimee Gray, Director of Technology for Anderson District 3 Schools.
Now, there's an App for that and more in Anderson District 3 Schools available for free on iTunes and Google Play.
Gray said district leaders, administrators and teachers who have authorized access can send updates through the App on all social media platforms, emails, text message and even phone calls all with the click of the button to keep App users in the know.
"Once they get to middle school it's like, kids stop telling you things and then the teachers kind of don't send home those Friday folders anymore so now to have the app that takes that place, the kids don't have to tell you everything you can just get on the app and be cool like them and find everything out," said Gray.
Inside the App, users can sync up the events calendar with the one on their phone, set notifications for any or all of the five schools in the district and even keep up with the district's social media feeds.
District 3 Superintendent Kathy Hipp called it a game changer where she can give users play by plays of what's going on as it's happening.
"Lots of times in a small community if you have a fire truck parked at your school or an ambulance, everybody wonders what's going on, quite often it's just somebody visiting the school to do a program but this way we can tell what's happening in the building. So if parents need to be concerned they can or they just know it's an educational experience for our students," said Superintendent Hipp.
Both Gray and Hipp said another perk is parents who don't have access to internet but do have a smart phone at home will have an easier time staying in the know about what's happening. School supply lists have also been posted on the App.
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