Get Parents Engaged: Embed Videos on Your Educa Dashboard
Here's a surefire way to get parents engaged using your Educa dashboard. Use videos. It's a known fact that people respond to videos. You already know your dashboard is an invaluable communication space for engaging parents with your early learning service. There are a multitude of ways to use your dashboard to communicate and get feedback from parents.
But did you know that you can embed videos from other sources? Adding videos this way means that people can watch them without leaving Educa.
Our recent blogpost, 5 TED Talks Every Preschool Educator Should Watch provided preschool educators with invaluable video resources. It's being shared even as you read this. You can do the same kind of sharing with parents by using these few simple steps to embed a video. Just watch this Educa help tutorial on vimeo:
Video streaming sites to get parents engaged
Looking for some suggestions for videos to post? The following top 3 sites are great sources full of content - tons of it relevant, some of it funny and some just a little bit strange!
Plus wait there's more. Here are just a few categories of videos you might embed to get parents engaged (with free samples!)
Documentaries that engage parents
Want to share learning experiences from STEM topics, about animals, or the environment around you?
- share videos from
Or we've found this one from BBC 1
Or what about this one from NASA
Parenting Tips and Talks
Tips for parents like this one - Tips For Teaching Young Kids Cooperation
or one like Washy Washy Clean to share concepts you are teaching. This one is about hand washing. Sharing these videos helps parents to use consistent messages at home too.
or how about sharing a thought provoking TEDTalk like this one by Patricia Kuhl (suggested by an educator on our Facebook page)
Learning a song with the kids? Videos with lyrics can get parents involved in the learning too -
or how about ones with actions!
And some videos are worth sharing just because they inspire…
Got some suggestions for videos? Let us know in the comments and we'll share them with educators on our Facebook page