Parents as Partners

I just finished listening in on an EdTech Talk Session of Parents as Partners. The ability to use technology as an additional communication tool between parents, teachers, and students is amazing! Something new that I have never heard of before is a Parent Portal.

Here is a short video about Parent Portal’s:

Some of the websites I visited to find out some more information on Parent Portals are:

http://portalguide.tech4learning.ca/

http://parent20.wikispaces.com/

http://parent20.tech4learning.ca/

From what I have read parent portals help parents become engaged in their child’s learning. They are able to collaborate and communicate at convenient times for them. A parent portal can help parents become more involved with their child’s school life.

Have you used a Parent Portal? What are the advantages / disadvantages?

I would appreciate any insight on the use of Parent Portals in the classroom and school community.

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