Feeling connected to your student half-way around the world can feel a bit disconnected for the parents. If you are not technology savvy, this is the time to get up to speed. If you are, you are ahead of the game.
- Check out your student’s blog if your student is blogging.
- Sign up for Facebook and ask if he/she will add you as a friend. Go to www.facebook.com it is free to sign up.
- Ask your student if he/she uses Twitter. http://twitter.com/
- Skype is a free to inexpensive way to keep in contact if you have a home computer with a microphone and your student has access to the same. You can each purchase a camera for the top of your computer or if you each have a Mac computer with a built-in camera, you will be able to see each other through this process. Go to www.skype.com for more details.