Technology in the Classroom: Tools To Keep Parents Up to Date

Keeping parents involved in your everyday classroom activities is a trick. Parents are busy, and hard to keep in the loop.

Luckily we have technology in the classroom, much of which makes it easy to keep parents in the loop and informed. Knowing that, today on, frequent contributing writer Jacqui Murray, herself an established tech teacher on the West Coast, takes a look at three technology in the classroom tools designed to make parent-teacher communication easier.

Jacqui looks at:

  • DialMyCalls
  • Class Dojo
  • Remind

And notes the positives and negatives of each. It’s a great piece designed to give you a great overview of some available tools.

Jacqui sums up her article thusly: “Here are three great tools that cover every communication style. Though each has its shining attribute, my favorite is DialMyCalls. It straddles the digital divide between those with the tech-infused family and those who feel pretty plugged in just having a phone. It doesn't ask parents to understand apps or text messages or stuff that has to be downloaded and activated. It's a phone call -- who doesn't get that?”

What electronic parent-teacher communication tools do you use?

Download TeachHUB Magazine for FREE Today!

In a recent issue of TeachHUB magazine, we spotlighted some GREAT gift ideas for your teaching colleagues for under $5 – but our ideas are NOT the typical coffee mug fare.

Likewise, we took a look at three smart boards you may want to incorporate into your classroom, and offered up some tasty holiday treats guaranteed to bring a smile to the faces of your guests.

Did you know TeachHUB magazine is FREE? It is, and it’s a wonderful resource designed to help you become a better educator.