How to turn on SubSidekick App alerts on your Android and iPhone: Make sure you have instant access to your next opportunity

The occupation of the substitute teacher continues to grow in the United States. Currently, over 600,000 people fall under the substitute teacher category. Some of these teachers choose to substitute as they search for the ideal permanent situation.

Since the passing of legislation reduces penalties for retirees working part-time, many retired teachers choose to add to their income by substitute teaching.

The perks and challenges of substitute teaching put it in an occupational category all by itself. An essential component of successful substitute teaching involves the love and teaching and education. But, in these days of advanced technology, the savvy substitute teacher realizes that they need to stay up to date with technology to make the most of their career.

Today, 96% of Americans own a cell phone, and the vast majority of those cell phones qualify as Smartphones. Most of us take our smartphones with us everywhere. Once in a while, we may even use them to make a phone call, but more than that, we send text and emails, catch up on Social Media, surf the internet and keep in communication with our places of work.

If you count yourself amongst the several hundred thousand people who rely on an income stream from substitute teaching, you need to download the SubSidekick Frontline Aesop app on your Smartphone. If you’re thinking, I already access SubSidekick on my laptop, or I call into the system using my landline, think again:

  • As a busy person with many things to do, you don’t want to end up a slave to your laptop as you wait for your next assignment. Since you most likely take your phone with you everywhere, downloading the SubSidekick app will keep you updated wherever you go.
  • Depending on the district in which you work, you may face aggressive competition. Don’t miss out on a job because you only check your desk or laptop two or three times a day.
  • And, you don’t need to continually look at your phone to know when the next perfect position becomes open. The SubSidekick app will alert you to job openings.

How to install and use the SubSidekick Frontline Aesop application:

To download the app on your phone, you do need to own a Smartphone. You need internet access with a data plan that will allow you to access the internet while on the go. You may download the application from an Apple product or iPhone or one of the many Android products such as Samsung. It comes down to personal preference regarding which phone you use, but many people like them to coordinate with their other devices.

You don’t necessarily need the latest or the most fantastic Smartphone, just so you possess sufficient gigabyte memory for your needs.

Downloading the SubSidekick app to your iPhone:

  • You will find the App Store as a preloaded app on your iPhone. When you double-click the App Store, it will bring you to the store.
  • In the search feature, type in SubSidekick Frontline Aesop. When you put in a specific request, the application should appear as your first option. Make sure, however, that you choose the correct option. Competitors and similar applications will also appear.
  • Double-click on the app to purchase and install. This process may take a few minutes.
  • Once installed, you will most likely need to sign in to your account with a Username or email address and password that you entered when you set up your iPhone. If you don’t remember any of your sign-in credentials, follow the prompts to recover your password or other information. Recovery methods most often involve receiving a text or email with a code that will allow you to reset your password.
  • Once downloaded to your phone, you will not need to enter credentials to open the application.

This application links directly with the Absent Management app, meaning that jobs become available instantaneously. Once signed in to the SubSidekick Frontline Aesop application, you may accomplish the following:

  • Select your district or districts in which you want to receive job alerts
  • Filter out unwanted jobs
  • Accept jobs immediately as they become available
  • Save your assignments to your calendar

Downloading the SubSidekick app to your Android phone:

From your Android phone, you will go to the Google Play Store. Again, this should come as a preloaded application with your phone.

You will follow the same steps as you would with an Apple device or iPhone. Your Android credentials will most likely correspond to those assigned to your Gmail account.

Once downloaded onto your phone, you may access specific districts, schools, and jobs. Again, you may select jobs as they become available and save them to your calendar.

If you plan to rely on your phone application to receive and claim jobs, you need a phone with sufficient memory to serve your needs. Again, you don’t need to spend a thousand dollars, but if you use your phone for Social Media, games, and other purposes, you will need to make sure the storage capacity meets your needs. Some people get by with 32 gigabytes fine, while others may require either 64 or even 128 gigabytes.

Using the SubSidekick application on your Apple or Android Watch:

The popularity of the Apple or Android Watch continues to grow. Wearing a watch to keep your life in order works well for some, especially if you’re in a position where you don’t possess easy access to your phone.

If you own an Android phone, you should purchase an Android watch such as a Samsung. The Android products will link to your Google Account.

Downloading the SubSidekick app to your Android watch:

  • Tap the screen of your phone to turn it on or wake it.
  • Press the power button when the apps appear.
  • Scroll down to the Google Play Store.
  • Scroll down to the apps on the phone. This feature allows you to link the apps already on your Smartphone with your watch.
  • Install the SubSidekick application.

Installing the SubSidekick application on your Apple Watch:

As of now, the iPhone and Apple Watch apps don’t automatically link. Follow these steps to get the app on your Apple Watch:

  • Tap the screen of your phone to turn it on or wake it.
  • Press the power button when the apps appear.
  • Scroll down to the App Store.
  • Search for the SubSidekick app
  • Install the app and sign in as you would from your laptop

Remember when setting up your districts, schools, and availability on the SubSidekick application to do so realistically. Whereas canceling an occasional job due to illness or emergency represents part of life, you don’t want to cancel assignments irresponsibly.

The technology of the SubSidekick app allows you to select the best substitute teaching jobs for you. The ability to retrieve the information by phone or watch helps to stay ahead of much of the competition.  For more information on using the SubSidekick app on your mobile device, contact us here.


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