EDU-225 Technology in Education
February 2, 2014,
Professor Randall Yard
Communication Plan In today’s society where technology plays a very vital role in the imparting of knowledge and skills, it has become very relevant to involve students’ technological awareness in the teaching/learning process. Classroom technology is very important in a very changing world, and in today’s world in order for an individual to become well-rounded he/she has to be equipped with the appropriate technological tools. Classroom websites are very essential as it allows the students to be exposed to important information that is privy to the learning process, and the acquisition of new knowledge. According to the information posted on Mrs. Richau’s website, a veteran classroom teacher, a classroom website is important to allow students the access of spelling list, classroom reading assignment, and any other activities that are in place for the students who are quest for knowledge. Classroom websites also allows parents to keep abreast of all the information that is needed to assist children in gaining maximum success.
Emergency Contact List: As with any other communication aspect of a fully equipped classroom, an emergency contact list is just as important. According to the Emergency Contact List for Schools, reported by the Texas Department of Public Safety, published by the Division of Homeland Security, an emergency contact list should consist of all stakeholders who are concerned with the students’ wellbeing, and development. Each student should have at least five (5) individuals listed in their contact, who are easily accessible in case there is an emergency or a parent or family member needs to be contacted. In a case where these contacts are not readily accessible, and there is an emergency, then it is likely that the school will be responsible for not having proper procedures in place.
Alternate Measure of Communication: The ability for teachers to
References: Shelly/Gunter/Gunter; Teachers Discovering Computers, Integrating Technology, in a connected World, 7th Edition, http://www.browardpartners.com/docs/importance_of_pr.pdf http://en.community.epals.com/epals/support/p/epals-overview.aspx