Many school districts are using online systems for reporting grades and posting assignments. Parents have the ability to access their child’s progress throughout a semester. Technology is providing parents with an opportunity to monitor their children’s academic progress. It is also giving parents easy access to teachers through email. If a parent can access the Internet, there really is no excuse for not at least being involved by checking grade reports. I find it disturbing when a parent never reaches out to the teacher when he or she has been electronically updated that his or her child is struggling. This is one opportunity where technology should be helping people to be good parents. This isn’t to say that parents can’t go in the other direction of being overly involved by checking grade reports daily, but at least those parents are concerned.
I am curious what teachers are experiencing as more and more schools are using online grading. Are parents using the technology to be more involved in their child’s education?