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The Power of Parents in M-Education Leveraging the Most Overlooked Educational Partners

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1 The Power of Parents in M-Education Leveraging the Most Overlooked Educational Partners

2 Session Objectives 1.Analyze the barriers of parent-school partnerships in M-Education 2.Design an appropriate M-Education tool to defy a specific barrier

3 A Teachers Perspective

4 DO NOW Daniel often skips school to play football (soccer) with his friends. His parents receive a paper report card at the end of the school term that he is failing. He tells his parents hes failing school because his teachers are always absent. He tells his teachers that he cant come to school because his parents need him to stay at home and help with housework. What are the communication problems in this scenario that a mobile solution can fix?

5 Communication Gaps 1. Academic 4. General communication 3. Attendance 2. Behavioral/ Observational

6 A Parents Perspective Why do parents disengage from education? 1.Time 2.Money 3.Misunderstanding of Their Role 4.Knowledge Gap

7 A Case Study: MPrep Students take quizzes Parents view data

8 How We Involve Parents Parent accounts Parent demonstrations Continuous feedback Folllow-up at parent meetings

9 Creating Our Solution 1.Determined pain point (Academic data) 2.Created nuanced content 3.Analyzed and found best technology for the content 4.Trained parents on the device

10 Creating Our Solution Type of Pain Point Academic Why? Parents do not receive detailed information about student performance. Technology Mobile Web and SMS Why? Parents are best enabled to access data through simple mobiles – esp SMS. Content Parents receive graphs of aggregate student performance results for topic specific quizzes, nuanced lists of student quizzes, and printable reports for students. Training Parents are trained during a parent representative meeting, asked for continual feedback on product, and given follow-up during further meetings. Problems Lack of web-enabled technology, confusion of accounts, difficult to reach everyone

11 Creating Your Solution Via Type of Pain Point Technology Content Training Problems

12 Potential of Parents What ideas have we thought about that make sense to improve a parent-school partnership? – Content examples from session – Examples of potential problems Whats next?

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