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Bridging the Communication Gap: The Power of Google Classroom Guardian Summaries

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Evan Mosier  
Parent communication is paramount to student success, but it can be seen as daunting, simply because of the extra work that teachers do to make it happen. Google Classroom Guardian Summaries solve all of those concerns since they're automatic. Learn how to use this incredible Google Classroom feature.

Audience: Technology coordinators/facilitators, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Communication & collaboration
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
  • Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

By the end of the session, attendees will be able to:
- Have a better understanding of Guardian Summaries
- Utilize the letter format provided to customize for their own parents
- Understand the email that Guradians receive once signed up

This idea was implemented by me in the intermediate and elementary buildings I support, and has been successful. Teachers have been able to invite a wide amount of parents into their Classrooms, making it so they receive those summaries in a timely manner, since most of their classes heavily utilize Google Classroom.

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Evan Mosier, Davenport Community School District
ISTE Certified Educator

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