How I Use It
I use the app to communicate with parents and students regarding assignments, events and posting documents. It provides an online centralized area to upload documents and assignments. Registered parents who have the app are immediately notified when the teacher posts something. Communication is private: phone numbers aren't used. One thing I didn't like was that messages and postings have to be done to individual classes although announcements can be sent to everyone. For people who don't want to download the app to their phones they can create an account and access the bloomz website. Notifications would then take place via email.
I'd recommend the bloomz app as it offers communication versatility. It's great for parents to get immediate notification regarding assignments, assessments and announcements. Teachers and parents can communicate with each other via cellphone without having to actually share their phone number. Parents can communicate with each other as well either individually or class wide.