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Computers at home
Tue Jul 9, 2013 12:56
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Some of my families don't have access to the internet either. I have thought about starting a Miss Hobson's Twitter account for parents to follow to view updates, twitpics, reminders, etc., but I feel that very few parents would actually take advantage of it. I may try it this year anyway. The two fifth grade teachers at my school have a fifth grade Facebook page. They use it to post pictures, assignemnts, reminders and so on. Most parents have Facebook accounts, so I think this is convenient way for them to keep up with what's going on in fifth grade. My only concern with that is being "friends" with parents' social accounts. I don't need to see their status updates and personal information. There's a fine line there. Facebook can be "iffy."

  • Karie's class website - Karie Steelman, Mon Jul 8 22:08
    For this assignment I chose to update my school website (school world). I already use this website to communicate with parents. Since we have a limited number of copies, I upload the newsletter on it ... more
    • Re: Karie's class website - Debby Wyant, Thu Jul 11 21:35
      I have the problem of 50% of my students not having internet...don't have a solution for that one, except filling out survey at the beginning of the year. Then I make paper copies of newsletters for... more
    • Re: Karie's class website - Breanna Hooks, Tue Jul 9 14:43
      I love that you use your website for a newsletter AND you give them an option to receive a paper copy. I often find that parents don't look at the paper copy but maybe if I uploaded it on my site... more
      • Re: Karie's class website - Karie Steelman, Tue Jul 9 16:49
        Well in the past I have done a weekly newsletter. I would update them on Friday, print them out and put them in mailboxes ready for Monday. Now my school has a limit on the number of copies we can... more
    • Computers at home - hobsonkd 127, Tue Jul 9 12:56
      • Re: Computers at home - lohrmk, Tue Jul 9 18:17
        I think that is an issue we often run in to. When I first started teaching it was becoming more common for students to have computers and internet access at home but many still did not have a... more
      • Facebook - Robyn Pickering, Tue Jul 9 16:52
        Groups are a good option or your can create pages. I created a page for my English class. My students can like and view the page, but they can't see my facebook.... more
      • group fb page - Karie Steelman, Tue Jul 9 13:24
        In the last summer class I had our professor created a group page. She said she could block our personal status updates and pictures from it. We could see everything she posted and could talk to one... more
        • Re: group fb page - Lindsay Aaron, Tue Jul 9 13:28
          I think that sounds like a good idea. I like that you can pick and choose what you want accessible for the group page!
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