GLENDALE ? A dozen teachers at Rosemont Middle School have been using a $410,000 grant to help students learn to improve their writing with the use of technology. On Wednesday, parents for the first time had a chance to check out how during an open house.
Students use laptop computers to write assigned essays then submit them to their personal accounts on the www.gomyaccess.com website. A Rosemont teacher, with help from a computerized grading rubric on the website, evaluate the work. The site also stores the work so students and teachers can measure improvement.
"The advantage is the opportunity to see what they need to improve on and then do it right away," said Rosemont English teacher Andrea Duran who coordinates the grant program for her campus. "I can also read what they write and send them my comments."