Fronter - what do you get for your money?
I have just been given the task of redesigning my daughters school web site. It hasn't been touched for around 4 years, so is going to be a chuck away and start again job!
The school is a primary school, and I 'think' they have already signed up to Fronter, but being as the powers that be are not very tech savvy and it takes forever to get an answer out of anyone, i'm not 100% sure where they are at the moment! Just wanted to get some answers for myself, which isn't coming from a head teacher who has just had the full Fronter sales pitch thrown at them.
What is Fronter? I was led to believe the company (Fronter) actually supplied learning and educational material, but looking through the 'user guides' it just seems to be (crudely explained) an expensive, remote hosted forum / contact database with a couple of added bits.
Am i missing something, or is that basically it? Do they actually supply learning material or is it just a place for teachers to 'upload' work they produce themselves / source elsewhere for pupils to be able to download?
The school only has 100 pupils (3-7 years) and would be surprised if 50% of the 'families' would actually bother using it, so the £2k i've heard they are paying for it seems a little (ok, a bl**dy lot!) over the top for what you get.
Any insights / experiences greatly appreciated.