Vol. 7, No. 4 September 2000
Building relationships: parents, students, teachers, and real data
by Kent Keel
Focuses on using technology to improve parent involvement in the
learning process for students. Relates that K12Planet.com ($NA) from
Chancery Software Ltd of Vancouver, BC is the first Web site and
user interface to integrate its own compatible, freshly updated, and
accurate student information into a meaningful medium for parents
and students. Says that parents benefit from anytime access to their
child's performance, and it allows parents to see patterns and
become proactive early in the process. Notes that teachers can embed
a URL for a homework or project profile on the K12Planet page, so
when students and parents go to the assignment they will have a
reference to relevant materials. Discusses what it takes to make the
change, what is involved to install and implement a Web-based
portal, and security issues.
Contains six screen displays.
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