Eudtopia have free downloadable books for teachers. The latest is Ten Tips for Classroom Management which looks at all areas of the school. In their tip about the relationship between schools and home they suggest going digital and using Edumodo which offers a free platform where you are able to set up a secure social-networking site for you, your students and your families - this would have been a great site during our earthquakes (for those with access to the Internet!!). Many of our schools ban social networking sites such as Facebook (one school I was working in had also banned Delicious accounts!) so this might be acceptable for them.
Other (free) books they have available include:
- Ten Top Tips for teaching with New Media
- Summer Rejuvenation Guide
- Ten Top Tips for Assessing Project Based Learning
- Home to school resource guide