cross-platform messaging and file-transfer software that schools love to use.
What school administrators are saying about SnapTalk:
"I only had the demo for one day, but the reaction the staff had was so overwhelming I knew there was no point in delaying the purchase. Staff had messages and files zipping about the school before I could even distribute the manuals. I had previewed other office messaging products but SnapTalk is without equal."
--Simon Maledy, Administrator, St. Anthony's School (West Vancouver, BC)
"We are a small private school in Pennsylvania. Our school is spread out between three buildings. SnapTalk has greatly enhanced communication between the classroom teachers in the separate buildings and the administration, without the noisy intrusion of telephones. It is a wonderful way to communicate information to our school principal when she is in a meeting (which she almost always is).
--Tim Stonehouse, Director of Technology, The Quaker School (Horsham, PA)
" Our school is fairly large and spread out, so it's hard for an administrator or secretary
to visit all the classrooms in a timely manner. Snaptalk allows us to send information to all classrooms quickly and easily. Teachers use it daily to communicate with one another regarding schedule changes, student absences, and help with curriculum. I have also been able to attach photos, small programs, updates, and antivirus DAT files to my messages which has helped speed up this process as well. Once school is underway, the phone or intercom is too intrusive. Snaptalk has allowed teachers to communicate whenever there is a "break in the action" in their classrooms.
--Bruce Crist, Tech Coordinator, Helen Wilcox Elementary School (Oroville, CA)
What teachers are saying about SnapTalk:
"The kids love it. I usually give them a subject to discuss that requires use of a specific grammar point or vocabulary. SnapTalk gives quiet kids a chance to express themselves in another medium. It works on "thinking on your feet," but requires a little more precision since errors are more obvious and you can't lean on body language."
--Henry Wilmer, Language Teacher, Phillips Academy (Andover, MA)
A breakthrough for students with special needs
"Did you ever try and get eight deaf children's attention at once while they are working on the computer? With your program, I send a message to all of them at once and they can read it on their computers. They really enjoy using it to 'talk,' but while they are doing that, they are building their language and writing skills. It's great!"
--Janet Calvert, Teacher, Bruce Street School for the Deaf (West Cauldwell, NJ)
"Snaptalk has made our school building more efficient. I can communicate with another teacher instantly, without having to send a student. We have used e-mail, but often you must wait for the other teacher to check their e-mail. Because Snaptalk comes to the front, I can get my message to the other teacher instantly. This has meant fewer students in the hallway and more effective communication.. The quick reply feature allows me to answer a question instantly, and get back to teaching. We can even send attachments of documents we are working on! Overall, this program has been very helpful to our school system. Thanks for a great product!"
--Jim Huntsberger, Teacher, Logan Hocking School District, (Logan, OH)
Why Schools Choose SnapTalk:
Easy to use and install:
SnapTalk requires no server, Internet connection, or technical support, your staff is up and running in minutes.
Augments the school phone system:
Contact teachers and administrators without interrupting a class
or phone conversation. The "While You Were Out" feature logs your
messages when you're away.
Enables silent announcements to staff:
Use as an integral part of safety drills, alerts, and checking on absentees. Choose from an unlimited array of "Quick Responses" to answer with just the click of the mouse. Get back to the more important task at hand: teaching.
Keeps student discussions focused:
SnapTalk limits contact to those registered with the same serial
code. Unlike other free software, Snaptalk does not let students
"chat" with whomever they choose across the internet.
Archives for easy filing and access:
Students can save discussion threads and reopen them later to continue from where they left off.
Enables students with special needs:
SnapTalk can speak messages out loud for the blind and serve as a great tool for the hearing-impaired.
Runs on the systems schools use:
SnapTalk 5 is cross-platform running on both Windows (XP & 2000) as well as Mac OS X and Classic.
Educational Pricing Available:
Averaging just $12/seat, SnapTalk is cost-effective for educational and non-profit organizations