11 Must-Have Tech Resources for Parents

As a classroom teacher, parents often came to me looking for mobile apps, websites and resources to help their children grow as students. This list can be shared with families at a back-to-school night or open house. You might choose a few of these ideas to share on a monthly newsletter or simply forward this […]

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6 Tools for Communicating with Parents

This weekend I shared some of my favorite tech tools at a SimpleK12 webinar for hundreds of teachers! I love having the opportunity to talk to teachers about some of the amazing technology resources that are available. Whether traveling to schools or sharing favorites virtually, I’ve seen so many teachers excited about the tech tools […]

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Kinvolved: Messaging and Attendance Reporting App for Schools and Families

Kinvolved is a fantastic EdTech company I’ve had the pleasure of seeing present at events in New York City.  They’ve created a platform that makes it easy for teachers and schools to communicate with parents in real time.  With Kinvolved teachers can send home information on student attendance that keeps parents informed and kids accountable. […]

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Classloom Parent Portal: Free Parent Communication Application

Classloom is a free social communication platform for teachers and parents.  With Classloom, a teacher or class parent can open a group and invite parents by email.  The group can be used to share school events, homework assignments, exam schedule, announcements, photos and documents with members.  All groups are closed and group members are the only ones who can access content. Free […]

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Get Parents Involved in Your Classroom with SimplyCircle

Earlier this summer I wrote about SimplyCircle, a free, safe and simple way to communicate with parents. Now they have apps for iOS and Android that are perfect for quick, on-the-go communication. Get Parents Involved Sending photos.  Families love seeing their kids’ photos and artwork. With SimplyCircle’s app, teachers can share photos from field trips or classroom activities […]

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New from ClassDojo: Class Story for Family Communication

ClassDojo is popular classroom tool that can help motivate students and keep track of behavior.  Parents can stay in the loop with ClassDojo Messaging which lets families see their child’s progress anytime and anywhere.  Class Story is a new addition to ClassDojo that makes it even easier to share the story of your day.  Teachers can […]

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SimplyCircle: A Free App to Simplify Teacher-Parent Communication

SimplyCircle offers teachers a free, safe and simple way to communicate with parents. Teachers can send updates, create events and tasks, request volunteer signups, and share documents and photos with the entire classroom. They can message individual parents privately to let them know about their child’s progress. Teachers can also give parents the option to […]

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Mobile Parent Communication (with Students) from Tocomail

With Tocomail teachers can effectively create a walled garden class communication environment as they manage and monitor student communication.  Tocomail is also a great option for communication outside of classroom.  The families of your students can practice digital literacy skills at home by setting up parent accounts.  Parents can manage their child’s account and communicate digitally […]

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Use Remind to Reach Parents and Students

Remind is a fantastic platform for helping teachers and schools reach students and families.  Formerly known as Remind101, this web and app based tool lets users send text messages to a large group without having to worry about collecting phone numbers or giving out their own.  Teachers can schedule messages to remind families when assignments are due […]

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