Parent/Teacher conference time is upon us, and I have had an extra struggle this year. BIT14 is scheduled on the days set aside for PT interviews, and this conflict meant that I needed a way to schedule my own times.
I decided to dive headfirst into creating appointment slots using my GAFE account and using that as a public way of scheduling appointments. While there have been some technical hiccups, I have found that parents have been able to schedule effectively using the system. The only real drawback is that a google account is necessary, but since all students in my board have a GAFE account, it was just a matter of getting that information home.
Here are some resources to get you started:
Appointment Slot Tutorial (not WRDSB specific)
(video from lynda.com)
Letter Home to Parents (WRDSB Specific, but you can modify to fit your purpose)
Screencast of Instructions sent home to Parents (Specific to my instructions above, but you can make your own using “Screencast-O-Matic“)
PS – Tomorrow is the last day for ARADIO – Look for the final post in the morning! I promise, you won’t be disappointed.