Monday, September 29, 2014

Informing Parents

I'm assuming that some parents with a child in a 1:1 iPad classroom may be a little timid, confused and worried at the beginning of this learning journey.  One approach to make parents feel comfortable and excited about change is to  inform, invite and interest.

I'm starting with 'inform' in our classroom.  There are so many different misconceptions of technology in the classroom, and if you're not trained or 'informed', then you might have a bad outlook on the 1:1 iPad Classroom.  Right away I plan on sending an 'inform' letter home to parents. 

My letter explains: 

  • why we have the iPads in our classroom
  • what parents can do to help their child embrace technology 
  • what we do on our iPads all day (not playing 'games' all day!!)
  • and where to go to find out what our class is doing on the iPads

This letter informs parents about misconceptions and the beneficial truths of learning with an iPad. 

If you're curious about my Parent Letter, I would be happy to share-just ask! 

 As our 1:1 iPad classroom journey starts, I also plan on having an "App Alert" on our class website. "App Alert" is  where parents can go on and learn about the different apps we are using, pictures of actual work used with the app and how the app works.  


Be on the lookout for my post on how to invite parents! 


3 comments:

  1. Great post, Meagan! So glad to see you sharing your story! Glad to be on this learning journey with you.

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  2. Awesome post! So excited to have you as part of the iPad Academy! It will be such a game-changer in your teaching.

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  3. I like all the "i" words you used to educate families about the 1:1 "i"pad classroom. I would love to have a copy of the letter you send to parents.

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