4 Ways to Keep Parents Involved in Remote Learning

By Daman Arora | March 19, 2020

While much of the online learning happens between the students and teachers, parents play a vital role in this process as well. This is particularly the case for younger students. Keeping parents more involved during the remote learning process can help them stay in the loop and have more visibility on the progress made by their children. Here are some ideas on how teachers and parents can work with each other to make online learning successful:

1 – Helping with Submissions

Parents can help submit assignments for kids via Vidigami. This can include simply uploading photos, or even recording a video of their child completing a task required for the assignment. This gives parents some control over what is shared on the platform. In the case of younger students, this may be more of a necessity.

2 – Resources for Parents

Teachers can provide parents with educational resources that they can use to help their children with their schoolwork. This could be in the form of sample works or videos to watch that explain concepts.

3 – Family-Based Assignments

Teachers can assign works to students that may require some collaboration between students and parents. This provides an opportunity for students to work with their parents as part of a team which can simulate the group-work experiences traditionally found in the classroom.

4 – Keeping Privacy in Check

Parents can rely on Vidigami as a trusted source of content for their children. Accessing media online has always been a sensitive topic, especially when the source allows individuals to publicly comment. Having a walled garden where content is vetted and uploaded securely can give parents some peace of mind knowing that their students will not be exposed to any unsuitable content while trying to access media for school work.
We hope that this article gave you some good ideas to get online learning moving in the right direction for your school.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has created some stressful circumstances that we must all adapt to, there are many tools available that can help with online learning. As a cloud-based tool designed for remote collaboration and crowdsourcing media, we plan for Vidigami to offer bigger and better ways to build connection within your community over the course of this school year. 
In the meantime, we encourage our schools to think outside the box on how they can use Vidigami to share and collect content from their students and families as online learning becomes the new temporary norm. 
You are always welcome to reach out to your Vidigami Client Success Specialist to discuss these strategies in more detail or to chat about other unique ideas that may be more tailored to your school’s needs.

About Daman Arora: Daman has been as a Customer Success professional for almost 10 years, working with some of the largest companies in the world, such as Salesforce. He has also been a part of a 3-person startup! Now, he is managing the Vidigami Customer Success and Support team, sharing his years of experience to provide the best possible service to each school that uses Vidigami.