I also thought that the Google Calendar would be a tool for teachers to use to share the topics that the students are learning about in class. The teacher wouldn't be sharing the lesson plans, but the topics that are being covered on a weekly basis. I know that my parents love knowing what is taking place. Parents can then ask their child about the topics. They will also know when tests, checkpoints, or other important school events are by using the calendar.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
I researched the Picasa Web Albums. This would be great for teachers or librarians who take a lot of pictures of different activities in their class. They could share the pictures with the families at the school. This enables parents to see what is taking place in the classroom. It also allows students to share with their families what they are doing.