STEM learning for a digital world
In an ever-evolving digital world, we look at the increasing demands for schools to prioritise STEM subjects and the advantages of learning digital technology at a young age.
In an ever-evolving digital world, we look at the increasing demands for schools to prioritise STEM subjects and the advantages of learning digital technology at a young age.
In today's 5 minute initiation interview, we talk to Holly - Digistorm's Business Support Officer. From favourite Digistorm products to celebrity crushes, we get the goss!
Today we speak to the Director of Marketing and Communications at Redeemer Lutheran College. We find out about the school's experience with all four Digistorm products, with particular emphasis on the school's websites.
Today we chat to Clay - Digistorm's Sales Development Rep. In this fun quick fire interview, we get to know a bit more about Clay by asking him everything from Digistorm to who his favourite celebrity crush is!
In today's case study, we talk to West Moreton Anglican College and their experience with Digistorm products. Since 2015, WMAC have implemented eduAPP, eduSITE, Funnel and Enrol. After experiencing positive results with both the school app and website, WMAC wanted to improve on their CRM and decided to invest in Funnel and Enrol. Digistorm had the pleasure of catching up with the school to find out more about their experience with the two latest products.
In today's blog we look at Virtual Reality and its impact on student learning. We delve into the pros and cons of Virtual Reality Learning and how some schools are already using it as an educational tool.
As we approach Christmas, we look back on what a great year it has been. We take a look at Digistorm's top highlights for 2018!
This case study reviews Hammond Park Catholic Primary School's experience with eduAPP, the K-12 school app created by Digistorm. We look at how the school have implemented the school mobile app into their working processes and review how it has aided their marketing efforts.
In today's 5 minute interview we talk to Paul at Digistorm! Get to know a bit about a day in the life of Paul in this quick fire interview.
Chatbots, Messenger Bots, Facebook Messenger - everyone is using them! In today's blog, we look at how chatbots are proving to be a helpful tool in client services. Many organisations are using them to answer customer queries and collect data. We take a closer look at how chatbots are useful in education and how they are currently being used.
This case study focuses on Concordia Lutheran College and reviews its experience with all four Digistorm products. The school first adopted the mobile app, followed by Enrol, eduSITE and finally Funnel. We look at their experience with Digistorm products and the outcomes of each.
This week we asked Richard, Digistorm's Software Developer to give us a 5 minute description about his job role. Richard builds features for eduAPP, eduSITE and Enrol. Learn more about what we do at Digistorm and how we build software for K-12 schools.
In today's blog, we look at the advantages of connecting Eventbrite with your Facebook Page. With the integration of Eventbrite, schools can advertise and sell tickets directly on their Facebook Page, making it simple and easy for followers. For more information on Facebook Advertising, visit the Digistorm blog.
Digistorm caught up with The McDonald College to learn how Funnel has helped the school's enrolment and admissions process. The case study looks at how the CRM tool has helped the K-12 school and how it has aided their communication.
Digistorm has added an exciting new feature to Funnel, offering ease and simplicity for the organisation of Tours and Open Days at K-12 schools. The school CRM tool makes it easy to manage school enrolments and admissions.
Meet Patrick, Digistorm's Support and Implementation Coordinator. Patrick builds and updates school enrolment forms, school apps, and websites for schools.
Digistorm creates fully integrated school app for Schoolbox. Read about how Digistorm partnered with Schoolbox and watch our webinar to learn more.
Meet Melanie, Digistorm's Digital Marketing Specialist. Melanie writes content relevant for schools on educational software such as school websites, school apps and enrolment systems.
Facebook is an effective way to engage with your school’s audience. Here are some of our favourite recent social posts, created by K-12 schools.
If your school is focusing on improving communication for both existing and prospective parent communication, here are some software solutions that can make your processes simpler and more efficient.
We’ve told you all about our eduAPP product’s features for parents, but now we want to focus on what goes on behind the scenes. Learn more about the powerful system behind our school app product.
While offering a strong call to action on your school’s website can be an effective driver of online enrolments, learn how social media can be used to boost conversions.
So you’ve been working through your website project and it’s coming close to completion. Our latest article lets you know what you can expect to happen next.
In our latest blog article, we put a spotlight on five useful features that can be found in our customer relationship management system for schools, Funnel.
Our clients are the most innovative in the industry when it comes to school app use. Here are four impactful ways in which our parent communication app, eduAPP can be used.
Developing a new school website can be a significant task, so we’ve put together this article to help you understand the process. Here are the steps your school will go through during a Digistorm school website project.
While it sounds and seems like something that is limited to offering a functionality, software can help schools to create meaningful connections. Learn how in this post!
Customer relationship management doesn’t just benefit K-12 schools. Learn how Funnel CRM can benefit the prospective parents looking to enrol in your school.
Implementing an online enrolment system can be a significant change for school administration. Learn what you can expect when your school shifts to online enrolments.
Social media is a powerful marketing tool for K-12 schools, but how can you take its’ effectiveness to the next level? Here are some methods for connecting your social channels with your school website.
It’s easy to become complacent if your school’s website is functional, but how do you know when it’s time for an update? Here are our five key signs.
Here are some of our latest feature releases developed for Digistorm's product stack.
ENROL is an effective tool to collect online enrolments, but how do you get parents there? Learn more about driving traffic to ENROL in this blog post.
Check out the latest feature releases developed for Digistorm's product stack.
Maybe your school has contemplated implementing a school app, but what are its’ objectives? Learn more about the benefit of parent communication apps for K-12 schools.
Thinking about implementing a new school website or looking at improving your existing one? Here are 6 best practise tips for your school’s website.
From the point of enquiry, through to the child’s education journey, parent communication is important. Learn how to make parent communication simple for your school.
Have you ever wondered whether a parent communication app could benefit your school? Here are some frequently asked questions about our eduAPP school app product.
Getting your school’s post organic reach on Facebook can be challenging. Here are a few tips that can potentially improve the effectiveness of your school’s Facebook posts.
Putting pen to paper and devising a digital marketing plan for your school can be daunting, so we’ve put together a simple plan to get you started.
We chat to Jay Fabian, General Manager at Edumate. Read about everything from what makes a great partner to the link between tech and education.
Customer Relationship Management systems aren’t just for sales teams! Learn how they can improve your school’s enrolment process.
Check out our latest staff interview to meet our Client Success Manager, Monica in just 5 minutes!
If your school is focused on increasing enrolments, learn how ENROL can change and improve the way students enrol in your school.
Does your school have a Digistorm eduAPP? Learn how you can use Google Analytics to understand how your school app is being used.
The key to any effective integration for school software is a connection that creates efficiencies or makes a process simpler. Learn how the connection between TASS and ENROL does just that.
Is your school using social media? Learn more about each channel and the benefits they each one can have for your school.
We don’t need to tell you that your website is your most powerful communication tool, but we have put together some tips on creating effective school website content.
Learn how to create effective brand guidelines and find out why they are important for your school’s marketing and communication strategies.
We focus a lot on the ways in which schools can create relationships with parents, but what happens next? Learn more about how K-12 schools can stay connected with parents.
What if we told you that a system integration could create efficiencies that save your school time and resources? Learn more about how our integrations can improve your processes.
Trying to take your school’s website to the next level? Here are three features that we think make a school website stand out.
We’ve put together a blog post to share some of the most useful tools for schools available through Facebook Advertising.
In this blog post, we discuss the role of software in schools, specifically focusing on Digistorm’s range of software products.
Deciding to implement a school app is the first step to improving your school’s communications, but what comes next? Learn more in this blog post.
It has hundreds of millions of daily active users, but should your school be one of them? Learn more in our latest blog post.
Email marketing is an effective way to reach and engage with prospective parents. Here are some of our top tips for your email campaigns.
Notices are a great way to get the most out of your school’s app. Learn how to publish effective eduAPP Notices with our quick guide.
Developing social media content for your school that is unique and creative can be a challenge, so here are our five tips for creating new and exciting school content.
Video can be a powerful way to share messages, branding and information about your school. In this blog post, learn whether school websites should contain video.
In this blog post, learn how to optimise your school’s website in order to improve your online enrolments.
Keeping parents engaged has a positive effect on your school. Learn three ways in which your school can increase their engagement with parents.
There are some important changes to Apple's Developer policy that you may need to be aware of.
We've made some major updates to our eduAPP school app product. Learn more about the key improvements to Digistorm's eduAPP.
Instagram can be a powerful marketing and relationship tool for schools, if used correctly. Learn more about Instagram best practise!
Learn more about A/B testing and how it can provide insight and improve the performance of school websites.
School apps are a great way to keep teachers, students and parents engaged. Learn how school app calendars can benefit your school community!
At Digistorm, we’re continuing to search for powerful integration partners. Learn more about why integrations are a focus for us and how we’re improving school outcomes.
Learn more about how a Customer Relationship Management system can revolutionise the way your school manages relationships.
SEO is incredibly important for your school’s website, but how do you get it right? Here are 5 key things NOT to do for your school website’s SEO.
From social media to blog posts and even website updates, keep your school’s content on track with a school content calendar. Learn how to get yours right.
The consumption of video continues to increase, particularly on social, so we’ve put together some quick and simple video ideas for K-12 schools to get started!
From a place to share thoughts and opinions to a powerful marketing channel, blogging has developed into a crucial tool for every business, even for schools. Here are three reasons why.
With a range of engaging options, find out why you should be adding Facebook plugins to your school’s website.
Building and maintaining relationships with prospective parents is incredibly important for enrolments. Learn how to effectively nurture parent relationships.
Understanding the analytics behind your school’s marketing activity can help you to improve your digital efforts. Learn more.
At Digistorm, we’re all about creating efficiencies that save schools time. Learn how our customer relationship management system does just that.
As we kick off a new year, we thought we’d throw around some new ideas for creative and engaging school Facebook posts.
We’ve put together a number of simple but effective marketing activities that schools can undertake, even with small marketing budgets.
The success of implementing technological solutions into school environments hinges significantly on their level of customisation. Learn more.
Learn the true meaning of product or system integration and how it can make school software even more powerful.
This post will cover all of our most commonly asked questions about growing, collecting and managing online enrolments.
This article discusses why staying connected with K-12 school alumni is so important and how school websites can be used to keep communicating.
In our latest partnership, we’ve created a powerful integration between our eduAPP product and the Edumate student and learning management system.
The new year is all about making changes and improvements! K-12 schools should be no different, so now is the time to think about implementing a school app.
Videos are a powerful method of school marketing. Learn about the aspects of a school video that make it great.
We’re watching more and more video online. Learn how schools can take advantage of video using Instagram Stories.
Prospective parents are the key target audience for K-12 schools. Learn how to improve their online experience.
Learn how to quickly and easily use your school’s marketing budget to reach more people by boosting a Facebook post.
Technology is offering schools efficiencies in a multitude of ways. We explore how school newsletter distribution can be improved.
Find out when the Digistorm office will close over Christmas and how you can get in touch with us.
Learn more about methods for reducing the abandonment of online enrolment or registration on school websites.
We've had a huge year here at Digistorm, so check out some of our highlights throughout 2017!
Check out our latest staff interview to meet our Senior Developer, Mark in just 5 minutes!
We've partnered with Schoolbox to make help for their clients more accessible than ever. Learn more.
With the amount of online content being consumed at a rapid rate, schools have a short window to grab attention with interesting titles. Learn how in this post.
Every element of a school website has an impact upon its’ effectiveness. This article will focus specifically on the importance of school website navigation.
Learn some of our top tips for formatting that can be used to improve both readability and SEO of school website blogs.
In this article, we cover basic tips for school Linkedin pages. Learn how to make updates and publish content based on best practise.
Blogging is a great way to engage with your school community. Here are 5 ideas for blog posts that parents will love!
In this post, we discuss how emails can be used within the enrolment funnel to increase conversions.
Learn how you can fill common communication gaps between schools and parents using a school app.
Learn how to publish more engaging content in order to connect with your target audience on your school's Facebook page.
With such a long break over the Christmas period, it can be challenging for schools to keep posting fresh social media content. Here’s a helping hand!
From traditional to digital, there are many marketing tools that can help schools to reach their goals. In this post, we discuss your most important tool.
At Digistorm, we strive to remain at the forefront of technological product releases, updating the eduAPP to support the new iPhone X.
The popular feature of the eduAPP product that allows schools to send push notifications with their content is commonly used in these five ways.
Learn why the content that is created by your school community is important to your school’s marketing strategy.
Live video has become a popular and frequently consumed form of digital marketing. Learn how your school can make the most of it.
We’ve changed the way that schools manage not only their enrolment funnel, but also their waiting lists. Learn more in this blog post.
Meet our UX/UI Designer, Deb in this quick fire interview!
Digistorm’s eduAPP product allows schools to send targeted messages through their school app. Learn how the targeting works in this blog post.
Learn how to find out the time of day that works best for your school’s Facebook posts and make the most of your social media marketing strategy.
One of the key challenges of sending email marketing communications is unsubscribes from your email database. Learn three ways to reduce your unsubscribes.
Learn how segmenting your school’s email marketing lists can result in more successful enrolment marketing campaigns.
The way in which different social networks use hashtags can vary, so we’ve put together a quick guide for schools on how to use them.
If your school is using Google Analytics to measure its’ online performance, you can create tracking for individual links in seconds with a tool from Google.
Digistorm’s abilities to integrate with TASS continue to improve with the education leader’s API. Learn how the link between TASS and ENROL is changing.
New photography is an important part of refreshing your school’s website. Read our 5 important tips for your brief to the photographer!
Schools generally collect data through forms on their website for a particular purpose, however this article explores other ways in which it can be used.
When considering a prospective parent's selection of a school, it is important for schools to focus on building relationships. Learn why in this blog post.
Meet our Lead Developer, Gus in this quick fire interview!
We discuss how integrating your CRM with a school website and an enrolment system improves relationship management.
We chat to Sean and James, two of Schoolbox's Co-Founders. Read about everything from what makes a great partner to the link between tech and education.
Sometimes, adding social media to the school website marketing mix can be a hard sell. Here are some statistics to get your school posting!
We put a spotlight on five of our Digistorm eduAPPs, each with a range of school app features that could benefit your school and improve your communication.
In this blog post, we define lead nurturing and explain how it can be applied to K-12 school marketing to improve relationships and increase conversions.
Share everything from recent happenings to news and updates in engaging blog posts. Check out our guide to writing effective blog posts on your school website.
Relationships are incredibly important to gaining and retaining K-12 school enrolments. Learn 6 strategies for improving parent relationships.
We identify important elements of your school’s Facebook page that should be kept updated and polished for a professional online presence.
We explore the meaning of customer relationship management and how it can apply to and help schools to increase enrolment conversion.
Introducing our newest product: Funnel, a customer relationship management tool, built specifically for K-12 schools.
We’re proud to be sponsors, in partnership with Schoolbox for the second year running, of The Educator Magazine’s Innovative Schools Report 2017.
Meet one of our Software Developers, Bentley in under 5 minutes! We chat all things software, robots and airports.
We are seeing a fundamental shift in the way that enrolments are captured, converted and managed. Learn how your school should be evolving.
Understanding the needs and goals of K-12 schools is important to us, so we caught up with Mary-Louise O'Brien from MGGS to discuss all things digital.
The text on a school’s website it one of the key ways to improve conversions. In this blog post, we highlight some examples of effective school website text.
Twitter Analytics can provide you with some useful insights about your school’s social media performance. We share 5 of our favourite Twitter analytics.
Learn more about where we'll be and how you can catch up with a member of the Digistorm sales team throughout the next month or two!
We have a brand new app, designed to provide free learning resources to Digistorm clients + K-12 schools! Learn more and download it today.
Your school website is one of your key marketing tools, and the imagery is a crucial aspect. Learn our 5 rules for your website images.
An effective call to action is key to a conversion on any school website. We put a spotlight on the types, placements and styles of school CTAs.
We chat to Fiona Boyd, the CEO of Parent Paperwork about everything from integration with our eduAPP, right through to the future of technology in education.
From making the office wear stripes on Fridays to taking care of client support enquiries, meet our Support and Implementation Manager, Chris in just 5 minutes.
The size and quality of images on your website is important, and can also affect your website speed. Learn how to optimise images for your school’s website.
We have broad experience in school website best practise. Our in-house UX/UI Expert, Deb shares design principles to consider for your school website.
We show you how to get the most out of Facebook’s free learning resource, Facebook Blueprint for your school’s social media marketing success.
Learn five ways in which schools can utilise custom online forms on their school’s website.
We put a spotlight on six recent school Facebook posts we love! Check them out for some school Facebook inspiration.
We put a spotlight on 5 important aspects of a school’s enrolment process, do you pass our test?
If it’s time for a school website refresh, there are a some key considerations to make. Use your checklist to make sure you cover every update opportunity!
We’ve put together our 5 tops tips to help you launch effective and high performing digital marketing campaigns for your school.
Digistorm has been working on an exciting new development. Stay tuned for more information or contact us today to learn more.
In this post, we discuss Instagram and how your school can get the most out of it as a digital marketing tool.
Your school’s digital marketing strategy should start with understanding and effectively communicating your USP. Learn more in this post.
We spend 5 minutes and ask our Project Manager, Timothy some hard-hitting questions! Check it out.
Wondering whether you should use Youtube or Vimeo to share your school’s video content? Let us help you decide!
For Digistorm clients with our schoolWEBSITE product, we’ve put together this guide on 5 must-have reporting widgets to set up in your CMS, Craft.
Building new products that affect multiple areas of your school is only half of the equation. We discuss the keys to a successful product roll-out.
Email can be a strong marketing tool for schools, but it starts with having valuable and relevant data. Learn five places to start collecting it.
We share ten statistics to get your thinking about your school’s digital marketing strategy! Published by the biggest and best in the tech industry.
The way that your website content is structured can have a significant impact on the way your website visitors behave and whether or not they convert.
Social media can be a powerful method for engaging your school community and creating powerful content. Learn why Twitter is a great marketing tool for schools.
School apps can provide value in a range of ways. Learn about the different types of communications within your school that can be replaced by a school app.
Learn how to structure your digital marketing text to encourage prospective parents to take action and apply for your school online.
Learn more about what inbound marketing involves and how it can benefit your school’s overall marketing strategy.
Learn more about Digistorm’s ability to integrate with The Alpha School System and how it can benefit K-12 schools.
We're kicking off an interview series so that you can meet the Digistorm team. We start with our newest team member and Account Manager, Jamie.
Social media is a commonly used marketing tool for schools. We discuss the importance of considering both of your key audiences when creating content.
Test the speed of your school website and get recommendations from Google on how you can make improvements, all for free! Learn how in this post.
We explain what a customer journey is for a school and how understanding it can improve your school’s online marketing.
Understanding your school website’s performance can help you improve your website. Learn how to use Google Analytics to gain deeper insights.
You may have noticed that Facebook as a marketing tool almost has its’ own language. We explain Facebook’s key advertising products and features.
Digital systems are making it easier for schools to save time and be more productive. Learn about the benefits of an online enrolment system.
Digistorm will be at the EduTECH conference in 2017, and they're giving visitors of their stand the chance to win an Apple Watch!
While we can relax our tone on social media to some degree, branding remains key. We’ve put together 5 etiquette tips for your social media posts.
Learn more about the insights that your school can gain from Google Adwords Keyword Tool. Find out how to gain and use Google search information.
We’ve put together important questions to ask yourself when implementing a school app into your existing software stack.
The blog or news section of your school’s website allows you to share frequent and detailed information. Learn how to use it to drive enrolments.
Automations are a great way to ensure that regular and relevant email communication with your school community is taking place, and to save time internally.
Forms are an effective way of capturing important data. Check out our 5 best practise tips for composing online forms for your school website.
The amount of time users spend on your school website is affected by more than your website design and usability. Learn how website speed affects visitation.
Updating the content on your website might seem like a no brainer but often, content can be forgotten. Learn more about why it’s important update your website.
When reading about the composition of websites, you may come across the terms ‘UX’ and ‘UI’. We’ll define them and explain why they’re important to your school.
One of the most impactful ways to make your digital marketing more successful is by making your message relevant to your audience. Learn about segmentation.
Learn how to use Facebook to retarget parents who visit your school’s website without completing an online enrolment.
Learn more about the power of implementing cohesive links between two school software systems such as Elcom and our schoolAPP product.
We don’t need to keep telling you how valuable video content is in digital marketing, but we can tell you how to use it to keep your audience engaged.
Writing push notifications that are impactful and effective can be challenging. We’ve created a guide to help you put together the perfect push notification.
Google Search Console is a useful tool that provides you with information about search. Learn how to understand and manage your Google Search Console.
Offering an online enrolment process is an excellent way to boost your enrolments. We discuss the benefit of email prompts throughout the process.
Many schools rely on donations from alumni and community members for particular endeavours. We’ve shared some ways to encourage online donations to your school.
We discuss the long-debated question: should your school use a mobile app or a responsive website to capitalise on their school community’s mobile use?
We’ve put together a website best practise checklist. Read more to see whether your school’s website measures up, or could use some improvements.
When having a new website developed, it is crucial to provide the developer with as much information as possible. Learn more about what they need to know!
Take a look at some examples of great school digital marketing practises with Facebook marketing examples from Digistorm client, Redeemer Lutheran College.
We’ve put together a helpful guide including four ways to amplify the marketing message around your upcoming school event using your school app.
The way that you display your call to action in an online communication can have a significant impact upon your conversion rate. Learn more about using buttons.
Since every day is casual at Digistorm, we've decided to start a new theme on Fridays... stripes!
Maintaining engagement with your school's community can be challenging. We’ve put together 5 ways to increase the use of your school’s app.
Digistorm’s schoolAPP for Schoolbox product is now capable of integrating directly with ParentPaperwork forms. Learn more about the partnership.
In this post, we share how you can improve your email performance and learn more about what you should avoid doing in your school’s email sends.
Video is the most popular, and fastest growing type of content consumed online. We share some tips for creating cheap and easy videos to increase engagement.
The ‘About Us’ page on any website can have a significant impact upon viewers. Learn how to write impactful web copy for your school’s ‘About Us’ page.
Communication within your school and with your school’s community is crucial. Learn how Digistorm’s schoolAPP can be a helpful communication tool for you.
Twitter is one of the most saturated social networks, with over 500 million tweets sent daily. Learn how to get more cut through for tweets from your school.
We’ve put together a list of some helpful tools to help you manage, schedule and report on social media marketing for your school.
Learn about important optimisations that can be made to your school’s website for the purpose of increasing the likelihood of online enrolments.
Digistorm’s schoolAPP for Schoolbox is fully integrated with the Schoolbox system. Learn how this school app can positively impact your school.
Learn more about calls to action and about how to determine the right call to action for your website or page.
Notices have always been an effective communication method for schools. We have put together a best practise guide to composing your notices online.
Did you know that there is a free resource that can tell you how many people are searching for your school on Google, and what terms they’re searching for?
We explore the right number of app push notifications for your school and the types of content you should send.
Learn more about the updates including design and feature improvements available through the schoolAPP for Schoolbox V2 release.
This blog post will take a closer look at popular social media channels so you can make a more informed decision about which ones are right for your school.
Text on your school’s website is a key form of communication with your school community. We share tips for effective website text changes that you can make.
Learn how to link website pages and other social network to your school's Facebook page via tabs on your timeline.
5 Tips for More Fun Mobile Phone Photos
Digistorm Education now has a new and improved Support Centre available to assist you with enquiries about your Digistorm school app, Enrol or school website.
How to Get New Facebook Page Likes for Free
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Learn more about simple ways to improve your school website’s SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) practises.
Sending email marketing communications is a powerful way to reach your school’s target market. Learn about effective subject lines to increase your open rate.
Having a high bounce rate on your school’s website can be caused by a number of issues. We’ll cover some ways to reduce your school website’s bounce rate.
Understand 10 common digital terms you might find in analytics from your school’s website, email marketing, social media or other online marketing channels.
Digistorm Education, in partnership with Schoolbox, are proud to support the Innovative Schools report for 2016.
Before taking a well-deserved Christmas break, the Digistorm team wrapped up the year with some pre-Christmas celebrations.
Digistorm would like to thank our clients for an incredible year! To celebrate, we wanted to share some of our achievements throughout 2016.
Introducing SSL certification as standard for all of our hosted school websites.
In a major milestone for Digistorm Education, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new School App version 3.
Learn more about the interview scheduling module available in Digistorm's ENROL product.
Digistorm welcomes some four-legged friends from the Animal Welfare League into the office.
A dedicated mobile application designed specifically around this best of breed learning platform.
Digistorm introduces their new online enrolment form and system to assist schools in improving their enrolment process.