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ERIC Number: EJ769394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
Connecting Teachers and Parents through the Internet
Tobolka, Darby
Tech Directions, v66 n5 p24-26 Dec 2006
In this article, the author reports an action research project she conducted on the influence of technology on parent involvement and communication with their child's school. The author collected data using parent surveys, student interviews, e-mails, and checklists and observations. An analysis of the data collected revealed parents' appreciation and student excitement regarding the web site and e-mail program. The results suggest that electronic communication improves students' interest in their coursework and provides their parents with more knowledge about daily class activities. The author found that parents felt more involved in their student's school activities and more connected to the teacher. Students increasingly felt that it was important that they turned in their work and homework--they all wanted to have positive notes about their week sent home.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A