Communication Tools You Can Use
With Students, Parents, Staff and the World!
Communication with Parents
Create a class Newsletter Using Smore or Tackk
- Class Dojo -https://www.classdojo.com/
Social Media for Communication
Get the message out using Twitter, Instagram????
Send Out Class Reminder using Remind
Use an LMS for better Communication
An LMS (Learning Management System) is a resource you can use to send announcements, assign homework, foster discussion among students, collect classwork, and much much more. An LMS puts everything for your class in one area for the students and parents. Below are a few LMS to check out, and it is possible you might already have one through your district!
Edmodo - https://www.edmodo.com/
Gooogle Classroom - https://www.google.com/edu/classroom/ (Must be Google Apps School)
Teachers.io - https://teachers.io/
Google Apps lets you share documents, presentations, images and more easily through a unique web address. Any changes will show up automatically with out having to resend another link!
Google Voice - phone number that protects your real number and message are transcribed.
Slides - Share class presentation or other work with parents or students
Forms - Collect information from students and parents
Schedule with Parents and Students
Signup Genius - Allows you to create sign up sheets for students meeting, parent conferences and more. The best part is that it will remind people that they signed up a few days before.
Volunteer Spot - Allows you to create volunteer sign-up for student volunteer and parent volunteer and also conference.
Doodle - Lets you create a poll with different times for meetings, then you share the link and people select which days they can attend the meeting.
Hands On Activities!
- Start creating a class Newsletter using smore or Tackk
- Start creating a class website, wikispace or blog.
- Start creating a classroom blog.
- Explore how to use one of the scheduling tools shared.
- Check out QR codes or screencasts.
Screencast allow students and parents to see you as you record a message of your screen or a video of you!
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