Spotlight Series: Becoming a Digital Expert!
This month’s topic: Sharing Resources with Families
As we begin the new school year, I suggest that your instructional recommendations to families follow a format of: What, Why, and How. After you find a great resource for families, like a podcast with read aloud stories, or a website with math tutorials, use this format when making your recommendation for families. The What, is simply naming the app or website and describing what it does. The Why, establishes your purpose for sharing it, such as it helps students build listening skills (podcast) or helps students understand challenging math problems (tutorials). The How, shares strategies for using it at home, such as listening to a podcast together as a family, or using a math tutorial website when you are struggling to answer a question. You can find more tips for sharing favorite resources for families in this podcast episode or on this blog post. Help families support their children with tech-friendly recommendations this year!
–Monica Burns, Ed.D, author of Tasks Before Apps