Here are some great ways to help keep the lines of communication open:
1. Use your cell phone. You can keep students’ parents on speed
dial, something that is so important during the first few weeks
of school. I have had to make calls on the way to the bus
many times. What a great tool for departure time!
I have found that parents will reply to text messages better than
direct phone calls.
2. Remind HQ–a great phone app that you share with parents.
You can choose to blast a message to all parents, or just one. It’s
safe and effective!
love being able to be anywhere in my room and add points
for great work, helping a friend, etc., just from tapping my
Seesaw! This amazing tool allows students to take charge of their own learning. Parents can easily see what is being produced in class as well as keep up with useful homework assignments. Teachers can embed video to give students clear directions on how to study a lesson at home. Can’t wait to use this!!!
I hope the few apps I have mentioned will get you thinking about the way you communicate with parents and students. With both parents working, tech devices make communication possible where it would otherwise be impossible.