Today, I had the honor of recycling an old PD presentation into a new, updated version for fellow teachers at my school. With the help of a fellow math teacher, Brock Strickland, we presented a variety of online communication tools teachers could use with students and parents. In addition to providing a quick overview, we discussed examples of how we had used each tool in the classroom as well as advantages and disadvantages of each tool. Teachers were able to spend a great deal of time browsing each tool and asking individual questions about how the tool could meet their needs. Below is the presentation.
Many teachers appreciated the immediate applicability of the session as well as the readily-available support for setting up the tool of their choice. All teachers who attended the session and completed the exit ticket responded that they would be likely or very likely to recommend the session to a colleague. It was amazing to see so many teachers get excited about a new technology tool for their classroom! Thank you to all teachers who attended!
What technology tools do you use to communicate with students and parents? Which tool is your favorite?
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Mattea Garcia is a passionate educator dedicated to improving instruction by utilizing technology. This blog is dedicated to reflections on educational technology tools, instructional coaching, and educational equity.