ERIC Number: EJ729654
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Kindergartners Use PowerPoint to Lead Their Own Parent-Teacher Conferences
Young, Dianne; Behounek, Lynn M.
Young Children, v61 n2 p24-26 Mar 2006
Student-led parent-teacher conferences help young children make sense of what hey know and what they need to learn at school. Just ask them! For the past two years, the kindergarten children at Seymour Elementary School in Ralston, Nebraska, have used PowerPoint to tell their parents how they are doing in school, and the conferences have been a success. Initially this new approach to conferencing seemed like it might be overwhelming, but the kindergarten teacher brainstormed ideas with the school district's media-technology specialist. Together they arrived at a way to make student-led conferences work for this young age group.
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Parent Teacher Conferences, Computer Graphics, Student Participation, Educational Technology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Kindergarten
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska
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