Giving the parents the opportunity to experience our morning check in and calendar procedures with the Smart Slate turned out to be a great idea! All but 4 parents were at conferences so I feel good that the majority of the parents got a taste of a small piece of things happening in our room! They were a bit clumsy for the most part (much like I was and still am some days!) but intrigued, interested and had fun working on our Smart Slate! My student teacher took about 1 minute to show them when they walked into the room for their conference and they had to check in as their child, indicating what they wanted for lunch (this will also be a great reminder to those parents that "forget" to send in lunch money or a packed lunch!!). For those parents that brought their student with them, their child "assisted" in the Smart Slate "instruction" which was also fun to watch! I think I'll do this same thing at the beginning of next year at our Open House the day before school starts!