HyperDocs as a Communication Tool/Newsletter

Reimagining the Parent Newsletter

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The frustrated, busy, working parent: 

  • wants to know what their student(s) are learning and creating
  • also want to know what they SHOULD be learning and their progress within those concepts that are being taught
  • wants it communicated in a way that is easy to access, understand and view

Enter a new way to communicate with parents; the Progress/Parent News HyperDoc. This communication tool could easily be hyperlinked to be sent through a text app like Remind or emailed to a parent in lieu of the 'weekly papers' that are usually stapled together and sent home with students. 

The easy to read format tells the parent what happened in the class each week (focusing on elementary lens) in regards to learning events, the standards covered and gives access to the product students are creating/have created. 

Share research or student experiences that informed your idea!

Students are being asked at a greater frequency to be producers rather than consumers in the learning process, but it is not often that evidence of those products and processes are seen at home. I believe the true 'magic' in these learning experiences should be seen by parents in order to further extend those topics into discussions at home and create meaningful connections.


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Photo of Jennifer Gaspar- Santos

Great Post Chad! I like the template that you share. I wonder if you would feel okay posting a public one that folks can make a copy of so we can have some folks test it here in the Guild.

Also, how do you imagine getting buy in from teachers who are less reluctant with tech?

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