The most important thing parents should do when creating a child-focused educational approach is to use the child find education tool, says Katie Miller, a principal in the children’s educational program at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Miller and her team are working with a group of schools across the country to build an online tool that parents can use to track their kids’ online activities.
The tool includes a detailed list of every child’s online activities and a tab labeled “Explore.”
Parents can track their child’s activities and share it with the school district, and the school can see how much time their child spends online.
Kids who don’t have Internet access are able to explore by visiting the National Child Findsafe Center or the online Child Finder.
The school can then track the child’s progress toward achieving milestones in school.
Kids can also see their progress in school by going to the School Profile page, where they can see their grade point average, the number of AP classes they’ve taken, and more.
Miller says this kind of tool has become so prevalent that she believes parents will be using it in more classrooms in the future.
Miller believes there’s been an increase in children using social media to get their hands on content.
Miller says that’s because many of the online content for preschoolers and kids with disabilities is created and shared by parents.
“I think that this has been a very successful way for parents to connect with their kids online, to find new content, and then share it,” Miller says.
“I think we’re seeing a big increase in parents using social networks to find content.
This is an opportunity to connect kids with their teachers and teachers with their parents, and that’s a good thing.”
Miller says she has seen positive results from her collaboration with the Child Finder in finding children with disabilities.
The team at the Center for the Study of Children’s Lives, which is part of the Center on Research and Development at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, has also been able to use social media tools to monitor students’ progress in learning.
A number of other social media sites have developed child find programs for preschool students.
The first such program, created in 2010, had more than 50,000 participants.
For parents like Miller, the child finding tool has provided a valuable tool that can help parents find the best educational approach for their children.
“I’m really excited about the opportunity to be able to get parents to share their children’s content and to use that content to build a more effective school and a more inclusive community,” Miller said.
“It’s really good for the children.”