Presentation on theme: "Soccer Moms & Hockey Dads Leveraging Technology to Communicate with Parents."— Presentation transcript:
Soccer Moms & Hockey Dads Leveraging Technology to Communicate with Parents
Why can’t we be friends? Information gathering- phone #’s, e-mails, etc. Information sharing- homework blogs, wiki’s, progress reports, etc. The “First Impression” is important These steps will make the “in-person” introduction much easier.
Who said a helicopter crash was a bad thing? Parents know what their kids are doing School spirit- “Friends of NMS” Access school info from work- NMS blog In the car At the rink Over dinner It’s all at their fingertips...
Are you serious, my son failing? Marking software E-mail: have the parents contact you. Organize parental contact info Share detailed progress reports w/ parents
“But I didn’t know, you didn’t tell me.” Wiki’s-Lesson and unit planning Continual access to notes, presentations and assignments Many subjects, one wiki Illness? Vacation? Stay up to date!
You are such a twit! Friends of NMS- growing every year! Parents witness student creations Facebook- project creation and sharing Twitter- share thoughts, ideas and info
Reality bites! Time consuming- do it right Accountability- excuses still exist BE AWARE OF TONE- edit!!! internet “courage” Create an –mail folder to save all parental communication Unable to reach everyone- Be confident!
Q & A Now it’s your turn. Your “voice” will be heard during our “Cover It Live” chat. Contact info Rob- firstname.lastname@example.org@nbed.nb.ca Follow Rob on Twitter (miller73)