Letter Announcing the Use of HEARD
Here's a letter that can be edited and shared with parents/caregivers announcing the use of HEARD for the classroom or other group.
Download MS Word or PDF version, copy/paste text below for an email, or send families to this link for the letter: https://about.heardnow.co/welcome.
Dear Families --
This year, we’ll be using a private online tool called HEARD -- www.heardnow.co -- for our classroom communication.
This tool is easy to use and works like other social networking sites. With HEARD, you’ll be able to:
● Get updates from the classroom
● See photos from our learning that can be easily downloaded to any device
● Sign up to volunteer for field trips or classroom needs
● View a calendar and create or RSVP to events
● Receive and share information and ask questions relevant to our class community
● Private message anyone in our group
● Connect with other parents without disclosing private contact details.
I’ll be sending everyone an invite via email to join our class group on HEARD. I ask that you please take 3 steps:
1. Accept membership to our classroom group. You'll receive an invite via email. Click Confirm Membership.
2. Complete your profile with your real name and photo. On the web platform, click on your name at the top right, then click My Profile. (On mobile, click on the top left menu icon -- 3 horizontal lines, then My Profile.)
3. Adjust how frequently you'd like to receive email notifications for the activity happening in our group. Click on your name at the top right, then click Settings. (On mobile, click on the top left menu icon, then Settings.) Then click on the setting -- High, Normal, Low or Mute.
HEARD works on any device and is viewable via your web browser. iPhone users can download a free app from www.about.heardnow.co. Android users can Book Mark or Add to Homescreen the sign-in page: https://www.heardnow.co/users/sign_in.
The HEARD Help Center can help you use the platform.
We’re excited about the possibilities of this tool and encourage you to support our community by participating in and using it.