Schools are using social networking to involve parents

http://www.21stcenturyfluency.com/blogpost.cfm?blogID=3127

This has been posted in the Committed Sardine blog; it is an EdWeek article by Nora Fleming that explores how US schools are:

  • increasingly communicating with schools using multiple media, a "menu of offerings";
  • providing learning hubs to support parents' education in digital literacies so they can be more involved in their children's education.

It also discusses the issue of equity, not just access to devices, but to connectivity and networks.

This dual role that schools can play in the way they use technologies to engage with their communities reflects the two key concepts in the 'Beyond the Classroom' dimension in the e-Learning Planning Framework.

 

Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the classroom - Connecting school to the wider community with and about technologies.