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FORUM: How are you using technologies to both report to parents and encourage them to engage with their students learning?

The advent of the school interviews site has allowed for parents to take control of setting their own interview times and has freed up teachers and admin staff to get on with other tasks. It is an efficient, time saving tool that puts the control firmly back into the hands of the parents and allows teachers to easily see who is attending and follow up with those who are missing.

What other tools are teachers and schools using to streamline their reporting processes?

Are you using google docs or learning management systems to share information instead of a traditional paper report?

Do your students share their progress through blogs or other online sites?

Mission Heights School reports online to parents using moodles on open source software (Linux and OpenOffice). More on TKI.

Waiuku Primary SchoolWillowbank School, and many others, are using facebook and twitter to engage with their parent community.

Rachel Boyd: Building community relationships with social media from EDtalks on Vimeo.


How are you using technologies to report to parents and to encourage them to engage with their students learning?

Share your ideas and experiences with us in this FORUM.


  • Terry Hokianga (View all users posts) 04 Sep 2013 11:58am ()

    Knowledge net is the system we use at our school to report to parents about a wide range of systems be they student progress, parent feed back on assignments, home work and even students using this system to place homework or any work on for that matter. By adjusting viewing settings they can be teacher pupil only, teacher, pupil and parent, teacher to teacher. As passwords are rquired all manner of traffic can be shared. Classroom pages (Blogs) can be constructed, newsletters, and interviews if necessary made. In one of our Tech classes students are totally on line amongst each other, school to home and school to outside agencies if so required. No books at all are taken to this class.

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