The 21st century classroom is not your mother’s classroom anymore; it’s not even your classroom, for that matter. With Smart Boards and iPads in classes and text updates sent directly to parents, technology is changing the landscape of education, informing how educators teach, how children learn and how parents participate in the process.
And parents definitely participate in these new online grade monitoring tools. "I feel that if I don't check up on him, [my son] would just do the bare minimum. Does that make me a bad parent?” asks Kate, a New York City mom of an 8th grader who declined to give her last name for privacy reasons.
Read on to discover nine ways tech has changed the classroom.