Sometimes a simple e=mail will not do.
I came across a unique way to respond to anyone on the Internet. If you do not want to write a response to an email you can shoot a screen cast of your self. I am not lightning fast at typing. My students and own children would not even raise my pecking to even that level. That said, a screen-cast on Jing could explain many visual ideas that text simply might not cover. For example:
http://screencast.com/t/LaZ3VGPb This responds to a student who had a problem with finding information on my web site.
Link for Jing http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html (it is not at Jing.com).
Jing is a free down load. So create a screencast by getting the document/visual you need to work with, then
A. With the cross lines show what you want to screencast.
B. On the menu on the bottom left, choose the video icon.
C. In 3 seconds you start speaking.
D. Stop recording.
E. Hit share
F. The video will come up for you to play, copy the link to you email.
Any image that can be pulled up on your computer can be transmitted to a student, parent, or administrator.
Again, if you have any questions, or need to correct anything I have done, please do not hesitate to contact me.