Fourth Grade Flipper for an idea that's totally....Genius! If you're looking for a way for parents to sign up for things in your classroom... need volunteers? copy moms? grading moms? field trip help? donations? conferences? book fair?
You name it and Sign Up Genius is your solution! Now, last year our team was all on board with Google Docs. It was easy and parents could have the link and easily sign up... until a parent erased another parent for conferences. Major #FAIL! So, of course we had double booked conferences since both parents showed up and we were already running behind. It was a night of fast talking for sure!
Here's what conference sign up looks like this year... Parents just check the box if they wish to take that time slot. They hit submit at the bottom of the page. We have already determined the dates and times!
My calendar and view of my events and sign-ups... I have book fair and a taken conference spot because of a meeting conflict.
Our school has used Sign Up Genius so much more this year! They've used it as a means to check out our community cotton candy, snow cone, and popcorn machine. Previously, you had to play email tag with the receptionist to find out if it was a available and when. As a team, we've used it for our class store. We listed items that needed donated and parents could log in and sign up to bring in certain items. It's super easy to use and set up! No You Tube tutorial videos required! Because in the wise words of Sweet Brown, "Ain't Nobody Got Time for That"
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