How to Use the Internet to Create Successful Students and Involved Parents
ebook ∣ Using The Internet To Boost Parental Involvement In Your School
By Jim Anderson
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Just in case nobody ever told you, being a principal, teacher, or a parent is a tough job. You are the person who is ultimately responsible for the academic success of one or more students. Your every decision can have an immediate impact on a student, a class, and perhaps even an entire school.Now that we've arrived in the 21st Century you'd think that the job would have gotten easier, but it has not. The arrival of all of today's new communication tools such as mobile phones, Facebook, Twitter, and, of course, websites, just seems to have made things that much more confusing. Yes, by now the school that you are involved with probably has its own website; however, who is maintaining it and is it really doing anyone any good?What You'll Find Inside:* JUST HOW IMPORTANT IS PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT IN A SCHOOL?* CAN A WEBSITE HELP A SCHOOL KEEP ITS TEACHERS?* HOW CAN YOUR SCHOOL WEBSITE HELP YOU WHEN THE RAINS COME?* NEWSPAPERS ARE ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING AT A SCHOOL NEAR YOUIf there is any good news to come out of the current state that we now find ourselves in is that powerful and effective tools have become available for our schools to use in order to help make their students successful. If done correctly, these websites can make it easier than ever for parents to know what is going on at the school and to get involved. The Digital Bell service is an Internet-based content management system that allows schools (and school districts) to pour all of the information that they have about what is currently happening at their school into a single, easy-to-use online tool that will then process all of that data and create an attractive modern interactive website for the school. This is exactly what parents need!This book has been written to provide you with the insights that you are going to need in order to understand how your school and school district could best make use of a service like The Digital Bell. We'll be talking about what you need to take into consideration when you are planning on updating the websites that your school is using, how a school district can use its websites when natural disasters strike, how a school website can get students involved in creating content, and how to get some peace and quiet for office staff by creating a great website.