A Must Have Resource for All Parents
– I made 2 brief videos below –
As I attempt to catch up on mass amounts of unread email, I enjoy browsing the various resources that come through my inbox. Because of the volume of email I receive, I find myself either deleting the conversation or clicking to see the site for a few seconds. If the site has a video, I’ll usually play it for a few seconds, unless it captures my attention. Then I’ll view the entire video and spend a bit of time exploring the site. If the site’s interface is clunky, I’ll navigate away and continue with my email. However, when the site is user-friendly AND the resource seems valuable, I find myself compelled to share. Typically, I’ll Tweet it out possibly post on Facebook. Occasionally I’ll also Pin it on Pinterest, if it’s a resource I can see myself also using down the road. On very rare occasions I find myself compelled to actually open up a new tab and begin blogging about the resource. This is one of those very rare times.
When I first opened the site, I noticed the chat box. So, I decided to give it a try. Honestly, I wasn’t hopeful it would work out as I had hoped. Most sites don’t deliver the way we hope they should. I was pleasantly surprised. Check it out…
Testing the Live Chat Feature
Because the chat feature was such a success, I decided to scroll down and see what else the site had to offer. As a parent, I was so happy with the treasures I was finding. Most of all, I LOVED that they were ALL IN ONE SPOT!! Being an avid lover of tech resources, I have a variety of ways to bookmark certain sites and resources. However, they typically only benefit me since I’m the one who knows exactly how to rapidly locate all of them. I now feel confident that I can have my children save this site and use it many times in the near and far future!
As a teacher I’m always asked about additional resources the students can use from home to practice the skills we are learning in class. Sometimes it is difficult to always find quality resources that are free. Even when I find a great resource, it’s remembering where I saved it to pull it out for the following year. Now, I can simplify matters and offer this one resource to parents that they can use all year long!
I can also see using this in the classroom for stations. Sometimes students just need to hear information presented in a different way. After all “the more ways we teach, the more students we reach,” right? This could be a great way to reteach certain skills and concepts or even provide an additional exposure for those needing support. Additionally, the practice links would be a fantastic extension to daily lessons for center based practice. What a great, organized resource!
Thank you Donna for sharing this great resource!