Monday, 29 June 2015

Helping Parents Keep UP

I teach my students to use a lot of different elearning tools to engage them, to help them show off their learning and to help make them more digitally literate. However parents often get confused by the 'tech talk' and what their kids are actually doing with all these strange tools. So on request of a parents I did an evening presentation to introduce them to tools we are using and some I'll be introducing next term.

I think it's important parents know what we are doing, even if they can't use the tools themselves, as a majority of learning is through the discussions between student / teacher, and student / parent.
Are your parents conversant in your classroom tech talk? Should they be?