It’s a question that every teacher has had to answer way more than once.
Because I told you so
It’s good for you
Both seem logical but they may well have worn thin as those are the answers often given at home as well. Well, at least around here.
It may well be that this question is being asked by parents of students who are doing at least part of their work online. Some, even more than that.
For those using Google products, Google has produced a TechToolKit for parents and made it available here.
In the document, it addresses:
- Tech Toolkit for Families and Guardians
- Google Terms Glossary
- Best Practices for Family Engagement
- Tech FAQ
Each of these sections can go a long way toward demystifying all the jargon that can come into play with technology use.
Now, it’s obviously Google-centric and not everyone works in that world or even solely in that world. It seems to me that this is a good model for school districts, schools, or individual teachers to use as they look to further communications between home and school about just what tools are being used to work with students.
There’s even a consolidation at the bottom of the document of a template that could be used in email communication to get the word out.
Does your district or do you communicate clearly in this manner with your parents? Do you have a similar resource to share?