Brian Day

Effective parent communication

By Brian Day

Parent on laptop computerWhen I was a teacher, I would often struggle with how to keep parents involved and informed in their child’s education. I would call parents during work hours and often leave messages only to receive a phone call during my off hours. I knew there had to be a better way to have effective yet efficient means to communicate with parents. Now with many schools going hybrid, communication is at its upmost importance. Parents want to be involved, but often times do not know how or where they can help.

Teaching resource feature: Suffrage hyperdoc

By Brian Day

Vote for Women poster from PeriscopeTo commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, ETV Education created an interactive hyperdoc for teachers and students. The hyperdoc is customizable for students in 5th – 12th grades and features content from ETV, PBS and other sources.

Enhancing Social Studies Instruction Through the Use of Technology: Interactive Webtools and Websites for the Classroom

By Brian Day

image of the U.S. 1st AmendmentFrom our Educator Guest Blogger Series A popular misconception about history is that it is outdated and only deals with the past, thus newer technology does not apply. This could not be further from the truth. Technology has always been an integral part since the beginning of human history. For example, the creation of stone tools led to the development of agriculture and domestication of animals which eventually led to development of written communication. Now, Social Studies teachers need to embrace technology to enhance their lessons and connect with the twenty-first century learner. In fact, according to the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate , technology is one of the World-Class Skills needing to be mastered.