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How to establish authentic relationships with students through online communication?

Oct 5, 2016 9:28am

Put me on the right direction here, if I'm wrong, but I see a huge issue in effective communication between students and teachers online.
Comprehensive amount of educational softwares which are recommended to use for communication, monitoring, and providing feedback to students online, are not engaging to collaborate at all. The problem is, that nowadays education is flexible, responsive and personalized. Educational software is quite the opposite — complex platforms focus on automation, generic task management and deserted discussion boards.
And the truth is, that teachers and students still rely to use personal channels of communication, such as Facebook and Twitter, or exchange countless emails just to conduct a simple discussion.

So, how to establish authentic relationships with students through online communication?
Share your experience on how do you handle online communication with your students, which tools do you use?

  • English Language Arts / Technology / Other
  • Class Culture / Coaching / Differentiation / Digital Literacy / Engagement
  • Student Collaboration / Teacher Collaboration


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    • Oct 17, 2016 11:01am

      Hi Natalia! No problem. My district has discussed general guidelines, but does not have a formal set of rules regarding teachers using apps and social media.

      • Oct 12, 2016 7:18am

        Thanks a lot for your reply, Tom. Great use of technology by the way. Are you allowed to choose apps yourself depending on your needs, or are they defined and provided by the school?