As we venture into teaching writing in authentic ways, it is important to communicate with parents our teaching decisions. When using technology in writing and reading workshops, communication with parents becomes imperative.
When Christi began tweeting, she communicated this addition to their learning with parents. She also encouraged parents to follow their tweets and to create their own Twitter accounts and talk with the class throughout the day. Several parents are now following and tweeting with their children during the school day.
Today, Christi is sending this note home with her students. Not only are they tweeting, but they are also blogging. This table shares with parents the key concepts, as well as the rationale behind Twitter and Blogger in her classroom. Christi has generously agreed to share it in case you would like to use it to communicate with your students’ families also. (If you click on the image you can view it more clearly.) Feel free to leave Christi a note in the comments.
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