Winters Summaries of Edutopia Guide
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TIPS and TOOLSSUMMARYAdditional Resources
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#1 Go Where Your Parents Are
Talks about using Facebook, updating parents info, using social media
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#2 Welcome Everyone
Using translate site
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#3 Being There, Virtually
Using Edmodo, providing more access for parents to know what's going on in school
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#4 Smart Phones, Smart Schools
Texting parents using phone (use a Google Phone or personal) talks about problems of being available around the clock
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#5 Seize the Media MomentTalked about Waiting for Superman
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#6 Make Reading a Family Affair
Talks about literacy, getting books to students, closing the achievement gap, first book.org
Several sites mentioned
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#7 Bring the Conversation Home
Meeting with child's family at home, went to the recommended web site and found it lacking
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#8 Student Led Parent Conferences
Students prepare and present to the parents, said attendance rate improved 95%
Websites mentioned in the tip page
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#9 Get Families Moving
Ways to get families fitter, some families driving 6 times a day to school from a fairly close by address
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#10 Build Parent Relationships
Involving and engaging parents in project based learning lessons, walking to City Hall, other activities. Difference between "involvement" and "engagement"
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