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Literature Review. Getting parents involved with a course website. Research shows that the more involved parents become in their students’ education the higher the students achievement will be . Parent involvement also creates positive attitudes toward school for students. ID: 255880 Download Presentation

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Classroom Websites

Literature Review

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Getting parents involved with a course website

Research shows that the more involved parents become in their students’ education the higher the students achievement will be

Parent involvement also creates positive attitudes toward school for students

Parent involvement also creates a stronger motivation to do well in students

Henderson &

Berla

, 1994,

Unal

2008

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Getting parents involved with a course website

It is beneficial for both parents and students when teachers involve parents in their teaching on a regular basis

Parent involvement increases when teachers make it a point to reach out to parents, this allows for parents to feel more comfortable helping their students

Epstein & Dauber, 1991,

Unal

, 2008

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What is most important to have on your teacher website

In a study done in a North Eastern county on 93 teacher websites the most widely used items were teachers biography, curriculum description, instructional activities and other links for parents, homework, and examples of student work. (

Lunts

, 2003,

Unal

2008)

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What is most important to have on your teacher website

A different study which analyzed over 2,000 teacher websites discovered the following materials to be the most

commonly used

Course overview

Calendar

Teacher info

Email link

Link to school

Date updated

Visitor counter

Halcomb

,

Castek

&

Johnson, 2007,

Unal

2008

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What is most important to have on your teacher website

Schoolwires

(2008) recommends that teacher websites should have the following elements on a teacher website; contact information, welcome message, teacher bio, syllabus, homework, calendar, links, classroom rules, worksheets, resource lists”(

Unal

, 2008).

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How useful are classroom websites

One study surveyed teachers to determine how often parents and students used their websites. They found that due to a lack in Internet capabilities, not many people used their websites

With a perception that parents and students were not using the class websites many teachers stopped updating and posting information on their website.

Friedman,

2006

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References

Epstein

, J. , & Dauber, S. (1991). School programs and teacher practices of parent involvement in inner- city elementary and middle schools. The Elementary School Journal, 91, 279-289.

Friedman, A. (2006). K-12 Teachers’ Use of Course Websites. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 14(4), 795-815. Chesapeake, VA

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Henderson, A. T., &

Berla

, N. (1994). A new generation of evidence: The family is critical to student achievement. St. Louis, MO: Danforth Foundation and Flint, MI: Mott (C. S.) Foundation.

Lunts

E. (2003). Motivating Parents Through Class Websites. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 7, 1, 292-

297

Unal

, Z. Going The Extra Step For Parental Involvement: Connecting Family And School With The Power Of Teacher Websites.

Journal of College Teaching and Learning

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, 43-50.

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