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Tech Thursday | 13 October 2016

Using Digital Resources to Connect with Parents

There are a plethora of Digital Resources teachers can use to connect, engage, and involve parents in their child's education. The Texas Education Agency's No Child Left Behind State Parent/Family Involvement Plan states, "Parents, families, educators, and community members [should] work together as full partners, hold themselves mutually accountable, and have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in improving achievement for all students."

Remind

Remind allows teachers to keep parents up-to-date on what's going on in the classroom.


  • Project instructions during parent conference day/night or other any other parent meetings.
  • Send home the ready-to-go parent letter in English or Spanish.
How does Remind work?

Google Classroom Guardian Summaries

Teachers and administrators can invite guardians to sign up for email summaries to keep up with their students. Guardians can choose how often to get a summary—daily or weekly—and can unsubscribe at any time. Summaries include a student’s missing or upcoming work as well as new announcements and questions posted by teachers in the class stream.

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Newsletters with Smore

Smore makes it easy to design beautiful and effective digital flyers and newsletters to disseminate information to parents via email or other social media outlets.
Classroom Newsletters with Smore.com

Twitter

Twitter is a powerful microblogging website that allows teachers to quickly share information with students, parents, and the world. Parents can follow your class profile and stay up-to-date on what's going on in your classroom.

What digital resources are you using to communicate with parents?

Please share the digital resources you use to communicate with parents in the comments section below.