We all know that it is critical to keep our students and parents of our students in the loop when it comes to education. It is not only one of the Charlotte Danielson components, but it helps everyone with being on the same page. Besides some traditional methods such as email, notes home, and phone calls we can use some tech tools and even social media to communicate with students and parents. Please don't get me wrong, the methods listed above are great - in fact my college students enjoy receiving a positive note in their mailboxes every once and a while. A call home to start the year off on a positive note goes a long way too.
Ways to use social media in the classroom:
Tech tools to communicate with parents and/or students:
What are some ways you communicate with your students and parents of your students? What methods, strategies, or tech tools do you employ in your classroom? What are the reactions of your students? What are reactions from the parents?
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