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John Evans

A Parent's Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning | Edutopia - 0 views

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    "Edutopia's curated list of blogs, articles, and videos for parents about fostering kindness, empathy, resilience, perseverance, and focus in children."
John Evans

The Best Sources Of Parent Engagement Advice For Teachers | Engaging Parents ... - 2 views

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    "I've posted many resources providing parent engagement for teachers, and thought I'd bring them all together in a "The Best…." list. The resources listed here provide practical advice to teachers. You can see all my parent engagement-related "The Best" lists here."
John Evans

A Must Read Parent Guide-Apple ID for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Lear... - 5 views

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    "Apple has recently published a PDF guide for parents on the importance of Apple ID and how it could be used to improve kids overall learning. I have just finished reading it and I must say that you definitely need to download it if your students and kids are going to use iOS products in their learning. Though the app is for parents but it also applies to teachers using iPad with their students."
John Evans

Kindergarten Diva: The New Faces of Parent Engagement: The Impact of Facebook and FaceT... - 2 views

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    "I teach in a small rural school, and more than half of my students arrive and depart by bus everyday. So how do I maintain strong communication with parents when I rarely see them face-to-face? I send home a monthly calendar, and you may have read past posts about using clipboards with weekly sheets and Twitter, but my quickest and easiest tool for disseminating information quickly is Facebook! After posting daily to my classroom Facebook group for two years now, I've gleaned a few tips that I'm happy to share with you."
Phil Taylor

Dealing with Digital Behavior Issues: A Parent Guide | Edutopia - 8 views

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    "Dealing with Digital Behavior Issues: A Parent Guide"
John Evans

EdTechSandyK: Parent Concerns in a 1:1 iPad Initiative - 5 views

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    "Last Sunday, I received a note via the contact form on my blog that was a first for me in many ways. It was the first time I had ever been contacted by a parent via my blog, the first time I could not put a comment out of my mind until I had addressed it, and the first time I ever thought about the impact a school's 1:1 take-home technology initiative could have on a family."
John Evans

A Parent's Guide to 21st-Century Learning | Edutopia - 6 views

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    "Discover the tools and techniques today's teachers and classrooms are using to prepare students for tomorrow -- and how you can get involved.

    What should collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking look like in a modern classroom? How can parents help educators accomplish their goals? We hope this guide helps bring more parents into the conversation about improving education. (And when you're done, don't miss our Home-to-School Connections Guide.)"
Phil Taylor

Parent Advice - Bullying is Everybody's Business - Common Sense Media - 1 views

  • But there are also kids who act as upstanders. These are the kids who actively try to break the cycle, whether by sticking up for the target, addressing the bully directly, or notifying the appropriate authorities about what's going on.
Phil Taylor

Parent Advice - Have Kids Traded Life Skills for an Online Life? - Common Sense Media - 0 views

  • Balance media skills with life skills

    It's all about balance. But like an acrobat on a tightrope, balance takes effort. Here are some strategies for my high wire act:

  • Tying shoelaces and riding a bike are not 2 to 5 yr old skills. Too bad the study didn't look at relevant skills for that age set, or they could've done yet another story on computer use in early years of school, but this mismatched data doesn't say much.

    I do think that downtime is important. Ironically enough, I schedule it in for my kid daily.

  • Your points are excellent (as always) but I think we as parents should take some lessons from the digital world as well. You allude to this in your last point above - games are excellent for teaching all sorts of things,
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