Communication in the Classroom
Why Communication and Collaboration is Key
Middle School Education Communication Overview
Effective communication among teachers and students in the classroom is imperative in order to create an ideal situation for learning. However, when students leave school, the communication should not be halted just because there is no longer face-to-face interaction. In order to continue communication outside of the classroom, I have put together some information for students and parents to help them better understand how that external communication can occur.
Google Drive allows users to collaborate through uploading files, spreadsheets, calendars, etc. to edit at any time and from any location as long as the document has been shared with them. If the teacher decides to post his or her classroom notes, homework or weekly calendars to these sights and shares them with parents via email or personal site, this can greatly benefit both parties.
Quizlet is a great tool for creating, sharing and studying flash cards. It will also generate tests based off of the vocabulary for students to simulate a test over the terms. A teacher can either develop the flash cards for his or her students or assign students to create their own. The teacher can even request that the student completes a test over assigned terms and ask them to bring in the results for a grade.
Edmodo is a social learning platform that allows students, parents and teachers to interact and share resources in order to enhance learning in and out of the classroom. Once a teacher signs up for the sight, he or she can receive a class code to share with the students and parents in order to create a page that only pertains to that class of students. It operates similar to a social media site in that it allows users to post or ask questions on a "wall". Teachers can also add files to the site as well. Overall, I believe this is one of the best tools for teachers to be able to maintain relationships with their students and parents outside of the classroom.
Often times students forget what assignments they are supposed to complete for homework, come to school unprepared or are not prepared for tests. By connecting teachers, parents and students outside of the classroom and allowing for communication, all of these problems can be solved. As a result, student performance can greatly improve and parents will feel more involved in their child's education.
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