You can turn on Ding (SMS Texting) notifications to parents’ phones each time a Journal entry is posted. Otherwise, parents can log in into their iCare account and view their child’s journal. If turned on, parents will also receive the Daily Report by email every evening.
Parents can see your lesson plans, and you can update them easily week by week. iCare’s lesson plan page is easy to use, so you’ll be able to build parent engagement in no time.
Journaling is a specific-information-sharing platform, where teachers can directly interact with the parents and keep them informed about the daily activities and developmental milestones of children. Every day, a Daily Report is sent to the parents with the record of the daily activities and advice on monitoring of activities, by teachers.
A simple setup helps teachers quickly enter their students’ daily activities, and streamlining development notes according to state guidelines improves parent-teacher engagement.
Examples of daily activities for different age groups:
Every state recommends learning and development guidelines and standards for improving the development outcomes in children. For example, Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS). These guidelines provide a list of desired outcomes, what observations to records, and how to measure/evaluate whether a child has achieved the outcome.
We have digitized those and made them available in iCare with the State Recommended Development Standards feature. If the State Development Guidelines are turned on and teachers enter development notes according to the guideline
These guidelines are available in iCare as downloadable templates, which are:
Grades are best fit for classes. You can enter letter grades (A+, B-) or numbers/marks (85/100) on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis. Grades and Activities are the two parts of Journaling. A few of the Grading features are:
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