Communicating With Parents With Klassroom
Klassroom is an app that teachers and parents can download to their phones to easily communicate and engage with each other. Teachers can post assignments, add events, schedule conferences, and upload pictures. This is very similar to Facebook.
Note: This can be used with Pre-K.- 12th grade.
Be able to have their parents look at their phone app for information on homework, conferences, absentees, and more.
Klassroom: Klassroom is very similar to Facebook. It is a means for parent-teacher communication.
With Signature: A parent signature is required to show that they saw the post.
To prepare for this lesson:
Klassroom has a YouTube channel with many videos to learn how to use all its features. Choose the videos that will assist you when setting up your account and using the app with parents.
Download the Klassroom app on your phone. You will need to enter your phone number to verify your account.
You can now set up your class. Create a unique classroom key that you can share with the parents. Parents will use this key to access and join your Klassroom. You will be able to approve them before they can enter.
Once parents have joined your class, you are now ready to start posting. You can even schedule posts ahead of time.
You can also choose to require parents to sign something so you know they read it. Parents can also comment, like something, and add reactions to your post.
You can add pictures, videos, or documents, and create events like field trips, lists, and even a poll.
Parents can also post and ask questions to you and other parents on your class wall. You can require approval before they are posted.
You can post homework assignments, customize the requirements, and set a specific due date. You can even schedule these in advance.
You can also share photos and videos of classroom memories. They even have an option at the end of the school year where parents can purchase a photo book or animated picture book.
Parents can request appointments and you can schedule parent/teacher conferences. You can also video chat with parents or even students if they have a question about homework or something else.
See Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students.net site in the Teacher Resources.
Directions for this activity:
Parents will download the app and then use the key provided to access your Klassroom.
Parents will create their student’s profile. They can record what they are good at, struggle with, etc. They can share information that is pertinent to the teacher.
Parents will also be able to choose what language they prefer to have the app function in. It also includes a voice-over feature.
Parents can access everything on Klassroom via the WebApp by clicking on this link https://klass.ly/ from their smartphone, tablet or computer.
Different options for assessing the students:
- Check for understanding
- The teacher can video chat with students to help them with an assignment. They can also upload homework.
MITECS Competencies & ISTE Standards
MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.
1c. Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
2.b. Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
Devices and Resources
CONTENT AREA RESOURCES
Students will be able to access their homework, including spelling words, etc. that are posted on the app.
Students will be able to access their math homework.
Students will be able to access their science homework.
Students will be able to access their Social Studies homework.
This task card was created by Dawn Phillips, Wyoming Public Schools, June 2020. Updated May 2022.