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The beginning of the school year is often a time when teachers stop and think about the best way to communicate with their students’ parents. We all know how important it is for caregivers to stay informed about everything happening in your building. Making sure that parents are aware of upcoming events, homework assignments, and the new strategies you’re using in their child’s classroom can have a big impact on how students perform in school.
Scannable technology can be used throughout the school year to put all of the information that parents need right at their fingertips. Teachers can use QR codes and Augmented Reality triggers to keep families in the know from the first to the last day of school. As more families have access to a smartphone or tablet in their hand, in their pocket, or as backup, teachers are in a position to leverage this technology to make sure that students and their parents are aware of expectations inside and outside of the classroom.
First, you should explicitly introduce how you’ll be using scannable technology to put information in the hands of your parents. Just as you…
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