Hotline is a vital communication link between teachers, parents, and students. It
allows parents and students to keep up with class assignments, test dates, deadlines, and
much more. It reduces or eliminates the reasons for the missed homework assignments
and not being aware of upcoming tests. Most importantly, parents will become more involved
and take an active part in their students' education.
|Homework Hotline allows teachers to
simply record and explaining homework assignment instructions, required readings, learning
objectives, due dates, and test dates. When students are absent or forget their
assignments, parents can easily retrieve the homework assignments for each class that they
missed via the telephone. Other messages may include the teacher's scheduled coach
classes and study sessions to give the students help outside the classroom. This
allows the students to keep up with the class assignments and deadlines, and be aware of
the availability for extra help when needed.
|Inbound Access 24 Hours a Day.
Homework Hotline enables parents to retrieve homework assignments for individual or
multiple teachers through a touch-tone phone from any location 24 hours a day. This is an
excellent communication mechanism especially for parents that work during the day. It is
also beneficial for students that will be absent for long periods of time due to serious
illnesses or family vacations.
Easy Information Retrieval.
All the parents and students need to access the information on the Homework
Hotline, is the teacher's access code or the four letters of their last name, that's it!
Simple Message Set Up and Maintenance. Teachers can record their
messages and have them started and stopped on specific dates. Therefore, teachers can
record all of their messages for an entire semester and they will be automatically deleted
at their set expiration dates.
the Teachers Time, Making Them More Effective. It is a well known fact that teachers'
time is invaluable and every minute of their day counts. With Homework Hotline, teachers
can record and send messages to students in less than five minutes. Therefore, they
only have to communicate the message once and avoid the manual task of writing notes to be
sent home (sometimes the notes do not even make it to the home). Teachers can stay
focused on their main objective...teaching the children.
Improves the Effectiveness of the Learning Experience. Homework Hotline allows
teachers to communicate suggestions on enriching the class assignments through extra
activities, television programs, or upcoming events. For example, there may be an
informational web site or upcoming program on the Learning Channel that will correlate
with the assignment. In addition, the teacher may be able to provide the parents
with suggestions on making their homes and more productive educational environment.
Increases Student and Parental Involvement.
It is common for students not to talk with their
teacher about homework assignments or incorrectly record the homework assignment. But,
they expect their parents to understand the instructions and learning objectives.
With the Homework Hotline, parents can retrieve explicit information about the homework
assignment, avoiding the feeling of frustration and helplessness. In addition, parents can
keep track of the dates for upcoming tests and ensure that their students' are prepared.
Reduces the Potential for Student Failure.
Students often fail because they have missed an abundance of
homework assignments due to their absenteeism. Homework Hotline reduces this risk
factor by making the information available to students and parents 24 hours a day.
|In a study by ERIC, it was reported that by spring of
the school year, one-third (35 percent) of eighth-grade students said they had not talked
with their teacher about coursework during the school year (ERIC, Aug 1990).
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