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Keeping Parents and Students in the Loop is Crucial for any Effective Educator - Digital Tools

Effective and lasting academic improvement happens for students when parents, educators and students are all on the same page. There are many ways to accomplish this depending on your classroom and the technology available or not available to your students' and their families. Try one of these communication methods this school year to help improve the communication loop!
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Keeping Parents and Students in the Loop is Crucial for any Effective Educator - Digital Tools
  • Blogging With Students

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    Devan Edgerton says:
    EduBlogs take a traditional form of communication, class newsletters, and makes it digital. Teachers now can create blogs for parents and students, and students have the ability to contribute to the blogs! This tutorial walks through the basics of blogging with students.
  • Devan Edgerton says:
    Class Messenger is a unique classroom communication tool that allows two-way communication, polling, order forms and more. Class messenger is great for communication with students and parents but also between educators at the same building.
  • Devan Edgerton says:
    Moodle is a well establish learning management system that allows educators, parents and students connect. In this video you can explore the usefulness of moodle and see how to get started in the program quickly.
  • Devan Edgerton says:
    Edmodo is the premiere social learning network for educators. Edmodo is a perfect tool to get students in the know about upcoming dates, assignment requirements and approaching deadlines. Apps are available for smart phones including a separate one just for parents! This article explains 4 ways that teachers can use Edmodo to connect with parents.
  • Devan Edgerton says:
    Remind is a free and safe tool that allows teachers to instantly communicate with parents and students either through email or text message. Remind is unique because your personal email and phone number is never shared, so the communication line stays secure. In this article you find the many ways teachers have found Remind useful for parents, students and teacher interaction.
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