Join Oliver Schinkten for an in-depth discussion in this video The importance of classroom communication, part of Communication in the 21st Century Classroom.
- The single biggest problem in communication…is the illusion that it has taken place.…I love this quote because I feel…it's a reminder to improve and reflect…upon our communication.…In school, we're constantly communicating…whether it's teaching students about…information, skills or content,…explaining the directions to something…or telling students due dates and deadlines,…outlining classroom expectations,…collaborating with others to complete projects,…and most importantly, giving our…students feedback in order to help them improve.…
But is our communication always…as effective as we'd like it to be?…How do we know when the intended…communication has even taken place?…As educators, it's also important…to help our students to understand…how to communicate and collaborate…more effectively,…in order for them to be confident and successful…in everything they do, including college,…career and everyday life.…In this chapter, I want to share several…tools and strategies that you can use…to improve the communication…and collaboration in your class.…
- Introducing digital literacy to your class
- Understanding our digital citizenship and digital footprint
- Collaborating with Google Drive
- Implementing an LMS
- Offering video office hours using Google Hangouts
- Gathering student feedback with Google Forms
- Creating audio and video announcements
- Using social media to communicate with the community
Skill Level Beginner
1. Communication in the Digital Age
2. Communicate with Your Students
3. Communicate with Your School and District
4. Connect with Your Community
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