• Technology Handout

     

    • Remind -- This is a service I use that is free for parents and teachers.  It allows me to send mass messages via text, email, or within in the app to students and parents who have enrolled in the service while protecting both mine and your personal cell phone numbers.  I use this service to remind families about upcoming tests, quizzes, projects, and school events and to share what is going on in our classroom. In general I may send 5-7 text messages per month, standard text messaging rates apply.  To enroll us the following class codes  @whittmath for regular math class and @whittpap
    •  ShowMe – This is an amazing service that allows me to create short videos using my Ipad as a white board that can then be viewed from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.  I create these as review, homework help, and even preview lessons to cover topics that we are working on in class.  Viewers will hear my voice, see my writing and techniques.  It is an awesome tool for helping your child at home with assignments. I also utilize it when I am out of the class and a substitute is teaching for me.  Please visit www.showme.com and search for Carrie Whittington to find my videos. 

    • E-Mail – I use email as my primary tool for communication with a small group or with an individual family.  I check my email several times throughout the day, both during the school hours and evening,  and will always attempt a very speedy response when appropriate.  However, please consider during the school day my primary focus is delivering instruction and assisting your children with lessons;  they come first during class periods.  Parent communication is first priority during my conference period.  During the evening hours I am a parent and spouse like all of you so I have family obligations in addition to my commitment to my students.  I will work hard to return e-mails before the end of the night, especially if they pertain to a homework assignment, but there may be times when that is just not feasible at a reasonable hour.  In that case I will return as soon as possible the next morning.