Every year at this time I share some cute videos intended to help students understand proper email etiquette. This year those lessons are going to be more important than ever as we’re all likely to get more email from students than ever before. Here are some tips and reminders to make everyone’s use of email a little bit better.
IT Support is Done by Humans
I know that this fall many teachers are being forced to use technology in new ways that are pushing the boundaries of their comfort zones. That said, when you email your IT support person this fall remember that he or she is a real person who is probably grossly underpaid for his/her skill set. Say thank you when they fix your problem or otherwise help you, it goes a long way.
Emailing Your Teacher, With Captain Communicator is my favorite video about email etiquette. The short video features two students demonstrating how to write an email to a teacher. The students remind viewers of the importance of using a proper greeting and closing. It’s cute and well worth 90 seconds of your time.
Email Etiquette for Students was made by a teacher. I’ve used and shared this video for years.
Common Craft offers a video titled Clear Communication in Email. It is a good video about how to get a recipient’s attention and get a recipient to reply. A couple of small things go a long way toward getting better responses or even a response at all.
This week’s Practical Ed Tech Newsletter featured a bunch of time-saving tips for the new school year. One of those tips included using smart replies and email templates. Watch this video to learn how to do those things and more.