Tag: Cutting Out Paper

Still using paper forms for parent permission slips? Time to do a risk analysis?

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: One of my pet hates is paper permission slips from my daughter’s school (and even more so now that they have switched to emailing me the slips, and I have to print them, sign them and send them back in my daughter’s hands. Double pet hate now!) So I’m genuinely delighted to share a summary of an article from... Read more

Cutting out paper – using tech to meet parents where they are

Continuing the month’s worth of ideas to support a New Year Resolution to cut paper use in education… For a break I thought you’d like some ideas that don’t come from me. Instead, I thought it’s worth highlighting ideas from Chris Wejr, a school Principal for Kent elementary school in Canada. He’s written on his blog about the way that his school uses... Read more

Cutting out paper – Get rid of school reports

Continuing the month’s worth of ideas to support a New Year Resolution to cut paper use in education… Get rid of school reports on paper, by providing electronic reports to parents Although many schools are already doing this, there are plenty that still provide parental reports on paper. And don’t want to change, because they feel that it’s key for parents to... Read more

Cutting out paper – change printer defaults

Continuing the month’s worth of ideas to support a New Year Resolution to cut paper use in education… In some schools it’s the students that use too much paper. They’re doing a project, and then they want to print out a draft of their work (or even a draft of the first paragraph of their work), to see what it will look like. And if they are doing a long-term... Read more

Cutting out paper – hide the printers

Continuing the month’s worth of ideas to support a New Year Resolution to cut paper use in education… Make printing more difficult When I first started work, printers were only just making an appearance and they were noisy, slow and produced very low quality print. I remember the day that I used the first laser print was magical - so quiet, so fast and so very... Read more