Links for Parents
by Jill Anderson, Harvard Graduate School of Education, February 24, 2018.
Recommended by PHPS Student Services.
Parents Want 2Learn.ca Too – This website of resources has been prepared to support parents in the area of technology and education including internet use, digital citizenship, and emerging technologies.
My Child’s Learning – A new, easy to use online tool that allows Parents to get information about what their child is learning and how their child might be assessed for every subject and grade level at school.
PHPS Information for Parents – Your school district’s portal for parents. Find information on topics from busing to assessment.
PowerSchool for Parents – Providing students, parents/guardians and teachers with a tool to communicate student performance. Each student and parent/guardian is provided with a separate username and password that allows access to only the appropriate student records.
EPSB Together – Created by the Edmonton Public School Board, this app was made for parents to support their children with numeracy and literacy skill building. With activities written by teachers, and compliant with the Alberta curriculum, this app is available for download on both iOS and Android, or on any computer.
Bully-Free Alberta – This website has a variety of tips and tools for adults to help prevent or intervene in a bullying situation.
Scholastic For Parents – Homework help, Activities, Resources on child development, book clubs, etc.
The ABC’s Of Mental Health – Parents and teachers often have questions about the behaviour of children and adolescents. They may worry about whether a behaviour is appropriate for a particular age or developmental stage, or a sign that something might be wrong. They may wonder why it is occurring, and how best to respond. The ABCs of Mental Health provides two free, web-based Resources – one for teachers and one for parents – to help answer these questions. The Resources include ideas for promoting the mental health of children and adolescents, information about how children change as they get older, descriptions of behaviours that might indicate a problem, and practical suggestions for steps to take.
Common Sense Media – “Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. We exist because our nation’s children spend more time with media and digital activities than they do with their families or in school, which profoundly impacts their social, emotional, and physical development. As a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.”
Lanternfish ESL – Activities for phonics practice and struggling readers
Why Older Readers Should Read Picture Books – Julie Bosman dispels 4 common myths about picture books and eases parents’ minds about the pressure to move children on to chapter books sooner than necessary. Picture books build skills that chapter books may not and can be beneficial at any age.
Wonderopolis – This is just a great site to explore with your kids of all ages. It’s a lot like How Stuff Works but geared to a younger audience. Browse, explore & learn!