17.Have students discuss, compare, contrast, and critique primary source documents.pictures and videos. Have students read and generate the questions for each other.(@Folmerica)18.Discuss being internet savvy, including use of mobile technology (@tasteach)19.Discuss the importance of using links when writing on the net (@tasteach)20.Ask students to students provide feedback about a field trip (@thetechieteach)21.
Category - Making home connections1.
Share upcoming events in the classroom and invite parents to be a part of the session.(@gcouros)
Discuss something from class, an event in history, a science experiment, a story you arereading, and ask a question for parents to weigh in on. Get their ideas. Help make themcontributors to the learning as well. (@MrMacnology) Share the parent reflections inclass as part of your lesson. (@katyvance)
Create a post asking parents to share successful ways they are encouraging learning attheir home. (@FifeWOW)
Ask parents for their feedback on your teaching, certain lessons that you taught, howtheir child is responding to school/you. (@theteachinggame)
Create a post asking families to share information about who their children are - aspeople and as learners. Attach a link to a Google Form which the teacher has createdto gather this information. Then the data would be collected in one place so that theteacher could easily view and consider it from time to time during the school year.(@Fife WOW)
Post a video a week of a student interviewing another student or teacher-studentetc. I did video posts with a homebound student with cancer. It helped her tonot feel so isolated. (@jmholland) ps. maybe this should be a google form?
Post direct student quotations, with or without students name depending on your school’s policy. The first day of Kindergarten was..... This Thanksgiving, I am thankfulfor..... This Christmas I would like to give Santa..... This could also be done in avoicethread and shared with a partner class, then they could give their ideas to theproject. (@jmcmcmahon)
Share the topics currently being addressed in class, and ask parents for real-lifeapplications of those topics from their experiences. Ask for volunteers to come in andshare their experiences. (@acmcdonaldgp)
Post an Animoto, Photopeach, or VoiceThread, etc., and ask parents to leave acomment sharing what their child enjoyed the most about the activity. Encourageparents to watch the slideshow with their child, so that they can talk about the eventstogether. (@grade1)
Post your weekly newsletter and if something went super well in class that day, also youcan have parents ask their students a specific question about their day (@4thgrdteach)
Try posting support links that students can use at home to practice the skills beingtaught in class (@thompseg) Students can comment about their experiences/questions
Write page about blogging in the classroom - parents to leave a comment to show theyhave read and understood it (@tasteach)