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Feature Set Ratings

    Student and Faculty Administration

    SchoolSpeak

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Synergy Education Platform

    83%
    Synergy Education Platform ranks higher in 12/12 features

    Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0
    30%
    1 Rating

    Online Registration Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    District Communications, such as messaging and alerting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Roster Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Platform Customization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Teacher Self-Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Student Data Security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Community Support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Class Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    State and National-level Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Compliance Support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Teacher and Parent Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • SchoolSpeak is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    SchoolSpeak

    100%
    1 Rating
    5.0

    Synergy Education Platform

    50%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Community Brands

    Specifically speaking, SchoolSpeak is best used and only really utilized in education. From K-12 it serves a great purpose in terms of parent interaction and direct communication with parents about child performance, attendance, and scores in school. At younger ages, I think it will be even more appropriate for it to be used to create strictly parent platforms for helping them enroll in things they can do at home for their kids, teach their own children, and monitor their own children—especially if they are stay-at-home parents, homeschooling, or the children are not enrolled in school yet. I think a great idea would be creating a parent portal for newborns with daily activities to do from birth through age three, when they may go to pre-school. This is the only additional option I think that SchoolSpeak could serve.
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    Edupoint Educational Systems

    Very slow, you literally have to click save for every transaction or it is lost. It should have an autosave feature. It should have automatic commands: E for excused or a one-click solution for excusing student work
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    Pros

    Community Brands

    • One thing it does well is one of the tools it incorporation, volunteer forms. These forms work for parents, teachers, and students. One of the hardest things to do is to get confirmation sign-ups and support. This streamlines the process of organizing events.
    • The gradebook interface is easy to use and understand. In order to take attendance, complete grades and give assignments, SchoolSpeak actually is an easy platform to learn and is smoothly integrated.
    • Archiving of past classes is easy to do and important because schools need to retain records for a long time after students have moved on.
    • The platform lets you organize students and find them quickly by graduation.
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    Edupoint Educational Systems

    • Analytics
    • Engagement Data
    • Streamlined Information
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    Cons

    Community Brands

    • It can definitely have room for improvement in the design and template options. Using a more appealing layout like WIX or WEEBLY offer, but integrating the school speak platform into it would be a wonderful layout and great functionality.
    • I would love to see social media integration. For business courses and media courses, there should be the ability to have social platforms connect directly and load within ShcoolSpeak. Social Media is the newest marketing strategy and it is left out of functionality here.
    • Custom font downloads would make the design much easier and more attractive. The fonts they allow you to use are basic and overly common.
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    Edupoint Educational Systems

    • Less downtime during the day.
    • Not logging out after a certain time of inactivity.
    • Online user-manuals for each school district.
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    Pricing Details

    SchoolSpeak

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SchoolSpeak editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Synergy Education Platform

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Synergy Education Platform editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Alternatives Considered

        Community Brands

        Moodle Rooms is a free platform but involves the need to be computer savvy. It is easy to use as well as SchoolSpeak. However, SchoolSpeak does have a direct communication platform with parents something that Moodle does not currently offer. This itself is a huge competitive advantage. The comparison then becomes, would you like to do less work but purchase SchoolSpeak, or do more work using multiple platforms but they are free. The SchoolSpeak platform does offer much more for the investment. Longer term and with full school integration, the investment is worth it. If you were to mandate using a platform, it should be SchoolSpeak because there are fewer risks associated with having to coach and education teachers, and less risk of complaints.
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        Edupoint Educational Systems

        Synergy is great at keeping all student data in one place. It is very inefficient for teachers entering grades.
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        Return on Investment

        Community Brands

        • Positively speaking, it has a positive ROI. Although expensive, the platform does solve issues that we as educators have in giving parents daily information about their child in school. It is difficult to email all parents or call all parents, but a one-click platform really saves time and is worth the investment.
        • Negatively, there is a cost associated, and therefore, sometimes teachers can be given more work instead of buying a platform like this. Using other free tools could be more time consuming but cheaper.
        • Using School Speak we have seen parent involvement increase.
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        Edupoint Educational Systems

        • Saved Time
        • Saved Money
        • Easier to Access Analytics
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