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A Parent's Ultimate Guide to YouTube

A Parent's Ultimate Guide to YouTube | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. How to enjoy YouTube with your kids without feeling overwhelmed and confused.
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5 Ways to Get Your Shy Child Out of His Shell

5 Ways to Get Your Shy Child Out of His Shell | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Starting school is a new experience, and meeting new people can be scary for some kids. Learn some tips to help your shy kid gain confidence!
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Communicating with parents in the digital world

Communicating with parents in the digital world | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
This post was written by Erin Dye, a ClassDojo Thought Partner who works in professional development at Green Light Learning





Gone are the days when you only had access to parents via one-way monthly newsletters or twice-a-year parent teacher conferences. Thanks to technology you can easily keep in touch with your students’ parents all year-round.


Here are some tips to get your communicating with parents in the digital world: 





Keep a Class Blog


Rather than sending home a monthly or weekly newsletter to parents that might never make it out of the bottom of your students’ backpacks, try starting a class blog. Set a schedule for posting and share that schedule with parents. Allow moderated comments on the posts to get parents involved with the classroom.


Have your students do most of the blogging. Assign one student a week to be the class chronicler. Have that student take photos, record interviews with other students, and summarize what the class learned. Weebly is an easy platform for students of all ages to use.     


Get your class blog linked to your school’s homepage to show all the exciting work your class is doing!


Use a Messaging Service


Sending individual texts or emails to parents is time consuming and not very private. Let a messaging service, such as ClassDojo Messenger, do all the work for you. Once students and parents opt into the system, it allows you to easily send text message blasts to update all parents at once, or you can privately message them to keep them up-to-date on their child’s progress. You don’t see their phone numbers and they don’t see yours. This is a great option for families who may not have home Internet but do have smartphones.


Set Up a Class Social Media Account


If parents don’t want to have their phones buzzing all the time, consider starting a class Twitter account or Facebook page. You can use the page to share updates, photos, and links to student work. If your students are under 13, be sure to set the account to private. To view the page, all parents will need to have Twitter or Facebook accounts (many of them probably already do). Before setting up any class social media accounts, review your school’s Privacy Policy and check with administrators.


Make Parents Feel Welcome


Let parents know that your classroom is a welcome space for them. Consider inviting parents to your classroom on days when students are giving presentations or sharing projects. Working parents can use Skype or Google Hangouts to visit virtually.
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Audrey Menard's curator insight, August 3, 2:20 PM

Great ideas!

Colette Cole-Saner's curator insight, August 4, 6:53 AM

For beginners, many good suggestions are offered to optimize communication.

Brandon Enos's curator insight, August 4, 12:18 PM

Great article for teachers.

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Common Sense Media - Topic Centers - Parenting the digital generation

Common Sense Media - Topic Centers - Parenting the digital generation | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.
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Sue Osborne's curator insight, July 31, 3:51 PM

Food for thought....

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5 Ways To Help Your Kid Not Stink At Math

5 Ways To Help Your Kid Not Stink At Math | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
The “new math” curriculum is great — and nearly guaranteed to drive children and their parents understandably insane, because teachers don’t know how to teach it yet. Here’s what to do to help your child while they learn.
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How To Prep Your Child for Kindergarten — Painlessly!

How To Prep Your Child for Kindergarten — Painlessly! | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
The start of Kindergarten is a major milestone in a child's life but it can involve lots of anxiety. Here are a few ways to ease the Kindergarten transition.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 14, 4:41 PM

Kindergarten should be a place children look forward to going to. What preparation might do is take away from that enjoyment. I looked at the common core standards and was taken aback by the abstractness and the need for abstract thinking. Children operate in the concrete, the right now.

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The 'real world' is a lot more dangerous than cyberspace - ConnectSafely

This post first appeared on Forbes.com The media is full of horror stories about online dangers, but — in all but a few categories — offline risk dwarfs its online equivalent. Stranger danger vs. trusted adults Let’s start with children. Every parent worries about their kids being harmed by strangers, but – whether offline or on — children are at far …
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Limit the time your child has on an iPad app

Limit the time your child has on an iPad app | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
One reader's great information about an iPad feature that allows you to limit the amount of time a child has access to an app.
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The parents’ guide to educational iPad games

The parents’ guide to educational iPad games | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
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Free and easy ways to connect with your staff & parents!

Free and easy ways to connect with your staff & parents! | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
There are a variety of ways that teachers and administrators can communicate with their class, staff, and parents. Effective communication is vital to a schools success. Not just the typical teache...
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RESENTICE's curator insight, May 21, 7:09 AM

Des exemples d'apps comme aide aux personnels de direction pour contacter leurs équipes et les parents ..

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10 Great TED Talks for Parents

10 Great TED Talks for Parents | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
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Free Digital Parenting 101 Course on iTunes

Free Digital Parenting 101 Course on iTunes | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Preview and download the course Eanes ISD Digital Parenting Course on iTunes U.
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Tools to Protect and Raise Digital Learners

Tools to Protect and Raise Digital Learners | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
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Parent Partnership in Education: Resource Roundup

Parent Partnership in Education: Resource Roundup | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Experts agree that parent involvement in education is a big predictor of student success. So where can parents begin? We've compiled a list of articles, videos, and other resources to help you engage productively with your kids' teachers and school.
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Betty Skeet's curator insight, August 17, 3:53 AM

Parent involvement in education is more effective than what parents themselves think...so, where can parents begin?  This article gives you a list of resources.

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