Ed Tech Tips with E. Mosier
Make your classroom more E-fficient!
Increasing Teacher-Parent Communication in Your Class
Invite Guardians to Google Classroom
Since today's society is more about the device in the palm of their hands instead of the computer on a desk, you can use a service like Remind to send quick updates or reminders of upcoming events. You are given a unique phone number and a class code. The parent/guardian texts that number and inputs the code, and then they are able to receive the updates. This is a very simple way to increase communication in an effective method.
Start a Classroom Twitter
If you're wanting an easy way to showcase class happenings, send a general message, or even send simple reminders, starting a class Twitter would be the best. That means you could display whatever information you'd like and then parents would retrieve it at their leisure. In addition, creating a Twitter hashtag would allow students to Tweet about their learning and even parents/guardians could send a brief shoutout to their student using the hashtag. Even if a student or parent doesn't have Twitter, they would still be able to do a Google search to access all that has been posted in that hashtag.