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“Helping Your Child Learn”

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Parent tips from the Utah Education Association

Technology – Using Technology to Get Involved
By Debra Rossi, M.Ed., sixth-grade teacher at David Gourley Elementary School, Salt Lake City

Using just basic technology can help a parent be involved in their child’s learning and life. Most schools have Web pages that will guide parents through registration, fees and even lunch accounts, complete with menus and pricing. Some teachers have Web pages as well. These pages often include assignments and links for learning. Grades are posted on the Internet and you can check your child’s progress any time!

Technology is an easy and efficient way to participate in a child’s educational efforts. Many teachers have information on their Web page showing what they are doing in class. In the upper grades, parents can track their student’s grades, attendance, citizenship, test scores, lunch account balances, etc. Elementary grades will often provide grades and missing assignments.

All of this information is kept confidential through the use of personal passwords which you set at your convenience. Technology is a great way for parents to be more involved in their child’s education in today’s busy world.