Get Parents Engaged: Embed Videos on Your Educa Dashboard

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  

National Geographic Kids

Or we've found this one from BBC 1

Why does gravity make the Earth round? - Forces of Nature with Brian Cox: Episode 1 - BBC One

Or what about this one from NASA

NASA monitors Earth's vital signs from land, air and space with a fleet of satellites and ambitious airborne and ground-based observation campaigns. The International Space Station hosts a variety of payloads and experiments supporting climate research, weather predictions, hurricane monitoring, pollution tracking, disaster response and more.

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)


Share songs

Learning a song with the kids?  Videos with lyrics can get parents involved in the learning too -

or how about ones with actions!

Dance like the animals do with this active kids song "Let's Go To The Zoo" from the CD and DVD "Super Simple Songs - Animals." Stomp like elephants, jump like kangaroos, swing like monkeys, waddle like penguins, slither like snakes, and swim like polar bears! 

And some videos are worth sharing just because they inspire…

Inspirational Videos

“The Present” is based on a great little comic strip by the very talented Fabio Coala. It has won more than 50 awards  and been seen by more than 11 million people. Make sure to check out his page: “The Present” is a graduation short from the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany. 

Got some suggestions for videos? Let us know in the comments and we'll share them with educators on our Facebook page

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