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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Casa Notes, an online web tool for creating and transmitting teacher and school notes to students, parents and guardians

When mentoring our pre-service and in-service teachers we need to describe and model both research-based and clinically tested best practices, and demonstrate how these best practices can be applied in the real (i.e. physical) and virtual (i.e. online) classroom for both teaching and teacher training. The combination of face to face instruction in a physical setting and online learning is called blended learning. In this section of the blog we will describe how the internet can serve as a supplemental resource for instruction and the mentoring of pre-service and in-service Jewish educators. In this post we will discuss how Casa Notes can be used by teachers to create and  transmit notes to students and parents.

What is Casa Notes?

According to Casa Notes, it is a website that  is “designed to allow teachers to quickly make, and customize, typical notes that are sent home to parents or given to the students. This is done by using templates and allowing the teachers to customize some of the content, choose a color scheme and add a graphic. The notes can then be printed on a black-and-white or color printer to be used. Teachers can select whether the notes should be in English or in Spanish".

Where is  Casa Notes located on the web?

Where can you find a tutorial on how to use Casa Notes ?

Click here and watch a tutorial on making and transmitting teacher and school notes to students, parents and guardians.  

Note: Teachers and school officials can create notes related to these twelve topics:

1. Field trip permission
2. Student Progress Report 
3. Homework
4. Well done!
5. Student Contract
6. Outstanding Performance
7. Student Citizen Award
8. Thank you!
9. On target!
10. Parent-teacher conferences
11. Medication
12. Self-Medication

On the next post we will describe a web tool for sharing assignments on an online classroom calendar with students, parents and/or guardians.

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