Steps to make onboarding to HEARD seamless for you and your classroom:
▢ Create your account and your class group. Follow this step-by-step guide.
▢ Inform your class families. Email your class parents to let them know you’re moving communication to HEARD. Here’s a sample announcement letter you can directly send to your families, or edit as needed.
▢ Enlist room parent(s) to help manage. Assign room parents as admins of the group to help add and remove members, post information you need, and moderate communication on the tool.
▢ Post content before your classroom community joins. Whether it’s a welcome post or photos from a recent event, this content will give your community something to see and engage in when they join.
▢ Add links your classroom uses most. You can add these links to a special menu located on the right side of the main feed for easy access and reference. Click on the +Add web links in your group. This can be home resources, a Google doc, homework assignment, or dos and don'ts of posting on HEARD -- here are sample guidelines you can edit and share.
▢ Contact our team at HEARD to integrate your class calendar. If you have a public Google calendar, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to integrate it into the platform’s calendar.
▢ Invite families. Follow this step-by-step guide.
▢ Encourage adoption and participation. In order for HEARD to work effectively, it’s important that the entire community use the platform. Your encouragement can go a long way in making this happen