Dear Parent or Guardian,
I would like to inform you of some exciting new tools that your child will be introduced to in my classroom this coming school year. As you may be aware, our current society is very driven by technology. Many of us use it for work and recreation on a daily basis. I strongly believe that children should be given opportunities, while they are young, to explore these different means of technology. Utilizing them is not just a method of taking a different route to learning. There are many benefits for the student! Not only will it aid in cognitive and literacy development, but students will be gaining skills that will be essential to their future success in school and continuing on with their desired career path.
Also, I would also like to take this opportunity to share with you what types of technology we will be using in my classroom this year. You will find this information on the second page of this letter. I have composed a list of the different manipulatives that we will be using, how we will be implementing them, and what projects we will be creating with their aid. The children will have access to the published, finished products and you may view them at any time.
Finally, we will be taking photographs, videos , and audio recordings for many of our projects and posting them on a private and secure class blog. All students will be referred to on a first name basis only. However, if you are not comfortable with your child’s photograph and name being published online, please mark that choice on the permission slip enclosed with this letter and return it to the school. Please know that no child will be made to feel left out if they are not permitted to be published. We will keep everyone involved! Also, please be assured that before we begin any assignment, students will be reminded of our training and rules regarding internet safety and education. All internet-related projects that the students are working on, as with anything, will be closely monitored by myself.
Thank you for your cooperation! As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to working with you over the next year to help your child conquer all future endeavors and flourish in their learning!