In my previous post, I discussed the responsibility early educators and parent educators have to help prepare parents of young children to navigate the digital world. I also referred to an assignment I was completing for my technology class. I finished the assignment and I thought I would share it as an example of the types of materials we could be creating for parents. I completed a lesson plan that is intended for use with parents, but the presentation could easily be adapted for use with early education professionals. Using a Google presentation as a guide, this lesson leads parents through information about using video with young children. The presentation includes links to articles, videos and activities. This lesson could be used with parents in a group situation such as an Early Childhood Family Education parent session or could be used with an individual parent on a homevisit. Here is a link to the lesson plan template that acts as a facilitator guide. This lesson could also be used by the parent independently, without a facilitator.
I am not as familiar with Google documents as I would like to be, I am still learning, so this presentation is a little rough around the edges. It is not professional looking by any means but it provides a solid starting point for content. I plan to develop more of these and hope to increase my skills with technology so that they look a little more polished.