Thursday, October 23, 2008

Class Scene

I received an email from somebody at ClassScene asking me to write a post about this company's service. It seems to be a social network site that is safe for students. But, the site does not reveal how much it costs for a school to sign up, and it's obvious there is a charge.

I'm not sure why somebody would pay for something that they can get for free.

But this leads me to a question, does anybody know of a good social network site that elementary school students can use? I work with schools all the time and one issue that we constantly confront is safety. I'd love to find a social network site that can be made private and does not require email addresses. It would also be very helpful if the teacher could approve things before they were posted.

Any feedback would be much appreciated.

By the way, if anybody has used ClassScene share some feedback on what you think of it.

1 comment:

jsw said...

Andrew, I'm not sure who sent you the email, but as the director of marketing for ClassScene, I can shed some light on the subject for your readers. ClassScene is a media-sharing platform built specifically for schools to allow them to showcase, organize and archive all of their photos and videos (unlimited storage is included), with a multitude of safety, security and permission features that the school can control. It allows schools invite parents, students and faculty to an online community built around school photos and videos. It also provides a way to generate revenue back to your school by selling customized print and apparel items through an online school store.

The cost for a school to sign up this year is $1,000 annually. True, there are free sites that offer media storage, but I think you'd be hard-pressed to find a free site that offers unlimited storage, fully-customizable privacy and permission features, and a ready-made way to generate revenue for the school, all in one package.

If someone knows of another site that offers all this, I'd love to know about it. :-)