10 Free Digital Transformation Solutions for Schools Management

10 Free Digital Transformation Solutions for Schools Management
10 Free Digital Transformation Solutions for Schools Management

Are you a school owner looking to adopt digital transformation in managing your school operations? 

You recently read about digital transformation for education and decide it is what you need right now to save time and efficiently run your school. 

But there is a little problem.

The school is on a school string budget. Parents are not paying up their children’s school fees on time and you must pay the teachers at the due course. Plus, there are other school running costs that you can’t postpone. 

You did your research and found that most of the solutions in the marketplace have a bulk figure price tag. Then you gave up.

“Argh! This is too expensive. We can’t do this now.” you say.

Before you burn your boat, read on. 

In this post, I will feature a concise discourse on the 10 free digital transformation solutions for effective school management.

We’ll hit the nitty-gritty in a moment.

First, what does it mean to effectively run school management?

What is effective school management? 

Effective school management is the achievement of the school’s organizational goals through the exceptional practice of planning, organizing, staffing, and guiding people, resources, and decision making. 

For instance, it won’t be easy to get results or the best out of people if you don’t motivate them the right way. 

Effective school management also cut across how you interact with Government policies and partnership with other organizations.

The 15 Free Digital Transformation Solutions for Schools.

Classter

Classter offers all-in-one cloud-based SaaS bundles for students and learning management. It provides an end-to-end and modular information management system that any educational institution can adopt.

Features

  • School Administration
  • Admissions Management
  • Gradebook
  • Student Information System

Pricing

It’s free. However, it has a premium version at $50/month.

Xplor

Xplor is a childcare management solution that helps child care centers easily manage their operations and it easily communicates with the parents allowing them to receive real-time updates from their child care centers. 

Features

  • Admission Management
  • Childcare Management

Pricing

It’s free. However, it has a premium version at $99/month.

FreshSchools

FreshSchools is modern and delightful communication and fundraising system built specifically for PreK-12 schools.

Features

  • School Administration.

Pricing

It’s free. However, it has a premium version at $60/month.

Chalk

Chalk provides a single system to ensure that your curriculum, instruction, and assessment are integrated and tied back to the relevant standards.

Features

  • School Administration
  • Classroom Management
  • Gradebook
  • K-12
  • Virtual School

Pricing

Provides you a free demo.

School Tonic

Advanced cloud-based school management solution to facilitate schools to automate their system.

Features

  • School Administration

Pricing

It’s free. But the premium version costs $200/ year.

Fedena Pro

Fedena School Administrative System is a solution that seamlessly allows school owners to manage all administrative tasks such as daily timetable management, students’ batches information management, keep track of admission inquiries, keep real-time on fee collection & pending fees, and more.

Features

  • School Administration
  • Classroom Management
  • Gradebook
  • School Accounting

Pricing

Provides you a free demo.

feKara

Used by small to medium size schools, feKara is cloud software that allows seamless school management from any device and at any place. 

Features

  • School Administration

Pricing

It’s free. However, the premium offer cost $350 a one-off payment.

dSMS

Ide digital Student Management System (dSMS) is a Cloud-based SaaS (Software as a Service) solution aiming to make you create a smart school by upgrading the student and staffers’ experience in the Digital Age. 

It emperors schools to innovate, transform, and lead by allowing the efficient running of the school and decision making. 

Features

  • School Administration

Pricing

It’s free. 

OpenSchool

This solution helps you take care of your organizational requirements from fee management to the handling of day to day activities and doing so all in one place. It helps you take your class online using pre-set interactive tools.

Features

  • School Administration

Pricing

It costs $499 one time payment but it has a free offer.

MyClassBoard

MyClassboard is a SaaS-based school management software that caters to the overall school administration. It has features such as the school messenger system, fee collection tool, transport management, and library management.

Features

  • School Administration

Pricing

MyClassboard pricing starts at $3000.00 per year. There is a free version.

Do you Research

Depending on your school size, you’re likely not to need all these solutions at a time. You should pick the solutions you need as the school grows.

This post is to inform you that you can always find a free tool to manage your tasks. The tools shared all have their free version that you can use for as long as you want.

When you’re ready to invest in the solution, you can then upgrade to it. At that time, you’d have familiarised yourself with the functions and you’d have enjoyed the freemium version too.

If your greatest needs, for now, is to improve the direct instructions and engagement with your students or professional development for your teachers, then these free tools may just be all you need:

Over to you, is there any free teacher tool I didn’t add?

Add it in the comment section.

By Sodiq

Sodiq Ajala (@iam_1sodiq) is a former classroom teacher and educational management consultant who now spends his days helping educational stakeholders create edTech solutions. As a freelance writer, he documents his work process to teach organizations how to embrace digital transformation, and his publications in Huffington Post, Tweak Your Business, eLearning Industry, etc, has helped over 20,000 people. Check out his email course, Digitalize it Yourself, and connect with him on LinkedIn.

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