CLASSROOM 2.0 LIVE - April 17, 2010

00:07 to: Peggy George
and away we go!!!! :-)

00:35 to: jackiegerstein
Went to a webinar last week about accessiblity - major kudos to Elluminate - their v 10 will have even more accessiblity - Adobe Connect got thumbs down;)

00:50 to: Peggy George
We're so happy to have you here with us today! Mike Herrity has some great things to share with us about parent engagement using the Sharepoint portal

01:13 to: Peggy George
yes Jackie!! v 10 of Elluminate has some fantastic improvements for accessibility!

01:34 to: Peggy George
Hooray for Tammy!!!!

01:51 to: jackiegerstein
Sorry about to moderators - don't know why it keeps changing ; (

02:06 to: Peggy George
I was wondering about that :-)

02:47 to: Sal
Hi from NJ

02:47 to: Peggy George
woo hoo!!! what a great spread!!

02:58 to: jackiegerstein
wow - Africa

03:05 to: Peggy George
and Hawaii too!

03:10 to: tsterling
los angeles

03:18 to: Peggy George
so glad you're here!!

03:34 to: Peggy George

04:27 to: Peggy George
We have some great links compiled for you in today!! I'll try to drop them in the chat as we go too

04:57 to: Peggy George
I would if I had parents to communicate with right now :-)

05:14 to: Peggy George
that's fantastic!

05:55 to: Sal
Don't know what a portal is

05:56 to: Peggy George
websites are much more common for teachers to communicate with parents but now we have a new option

06:08 to: Peggy George
perfect Sal!!! That's our newbie question!!

06:16 to: Sal

07:06 to: Peggy George
I got to hear Mike when he was on Parents as Partners and we are so excited to have him here to share with us today!

07:30 to: Peggy George (Parents as Partners webcast with Mike Herrity on EdTechTalk with recording and chat log)

08:02 to: Peggy George
Asst Head Teacher which is like Asst Principal in the US I thinke

08:28 to: Peggy George
are you all hearing ok?

08:33 to: Sal

08:38 to: Peggy George
great! thanks!

08:38 to: Ana Maria

08:39 to: Pat

08:42 to: clarkpb

08:45 to: Steve Guditus
Sounds ok, yes

08:46 to: grace

08:48 to: James Jordan

08:50 to: Shamblesguru
yep ... voice OK

08:52 to: Ken Cavallo

08:58 to: mawheba safey eldin

09:01 to: Peggy George
yes--technology should be invisible in what we do

09:16 to: Peggy George
there's your question Sal!!! :-)

09:32 to: Sal
Thanks, Peggy!!!

09:50 to: Peggy George
Learning Gateway--I like that term!

10:18 to: Steve Guditus
Is the website we'll be examining ?

10:21 to: Peggy George
focusing online space on the community itself--perfect

10:29 to: Peggy George
yes Steve

10:32 to: reba
Is it a free portal?

10:32 to: grace
like a Ning?

10:42 to: Peggy George (Sharepoint in Education website)

10:46 to: Sal
Is this something like Google Docs

10:53 to: Peggy George
not quite Sal

10:58 to: Sal

11:25 to: Peggy George
but you can use google docs in Sharepoint

11:34 to: Sal
Good to know

11:53 to: Steve Guditus
Can you use the collaboration function of google docs in sharepoint as well? Would be great to get community/parent input

11:58 to: Peggy George
collaborative learning platform more like other learning management systems

12:53 to: Peggy George
I love that! stopped using the term portal because it didn't mean anything to anyone :-)

13:03 to: Sal
Learning Gateway is good

13:36 to: Peggy George
this site really brings teachers, students, parents together in one place

13:45 to: mattmoo2 3
We call ours the Intranet as thats all anyone would understand. I prefer learning gateway too

13:46 to: Susan Gaboriau
That is awesome

13:46 to: Sal
So far I like this

13:57 to: Peggy George
it's so comprehensive!

14:09 to: Peggy George (Sharepoint in Education website)

14:10 to: Sal
What is the cost

14:26 to: Steve Guditus
I wonder about the implication of additional staff obligations with the use of this gateway

14:28 to: mattmoo2 3
of SharePoint?

14:30 to: Peggy George
you'll find tons of information about Sharepoint on that site

14:43 to: Bruce Neal

14:53 to: Peggy George (Free E-book on Twynham School's Learning Gateway)

15:12 to: mattmoo2 3
Steve, and I am sure Mike will correct me if im wrong but I dont think they are oblidged to use it, thats the beauty of implementing something like this

15:18 to: Peggy George
they are an award winning school!!!!!

15:23 to: mattmoo2 3
its driven by the students

15:24 to: clinds
I just read that Nings are no longer going to be free - have other people heard this? What a bummer!

15:33 to: Peggy George (2008 Becta Award Winning School-Twynham School-Best Beyond the Classroom Award Category-Secondary: "Shining Examples Lead Digital Revolution in Educa

15:33 to: Peggy George

15:40 to: Susan Gaboriau
Heard that about Ning

15:44 to: mattmoo2 3
a few get departments get things online and then others are forced to by the students wanting the information

15:52 to: Peggy George (Information and video of Twynham School 2008 Becta Award-Beyond the Classroom-Secondary)

15:59 to: Steve Guditus
@mattmoo2 - yes, good to know; i just wonder if there are any equity issues in terms of teacher x uses it, but teacher y does not

16:22 to: Peggy George
great quote!!!

16:52 to: Peggy George

17:02 to: Kim Caise
yes, there was a blog post on the Ning blog @clinds

17:10 to: Kim Caise
40% of their staff was cut too

17:11 to: Shamblesguru
@clinds . re Ning .. see some info and alternatives at

17:15 to: mattmoo2 3
hmmm equity? Depends how you want to roll it out

17:18 to: Peggy George
parents have a hard time keeping up with all of the homework "they" have to do :-)

17:29 to: jackiegerstein
Is this a private school?

17:36 to: mattmoo2 3
I dont think so

17:36 to: Peggy George
Hi Shamblesguru!

17:40 to: mattmoo2 3

17:53 to: Peggy George

18:09 to: jackiegerstein
Parent engagement is a bit different in private vs public schools

18:17 to: Peggy George
what an important first point!!! ASK the parents what they want and how they plan to use it!!!!

18:32 to: Peggy George
yes Jackie! and his focus is public schools

18:56 to: Peggy George
this is such a great model for us!!

18:59 to: jackiegerstein
K - that is what I wanted to know

19:02 to: Sheri Edwards
Thanks shamblesguru for the link

20:00 to: Peggy George
the ongoing communication (2-way) is so critical!!

20:28 to: Peggy George
hard to reach parents--important concept to address!

20:41 to: Peggy George
they ALL need to feel they are important!

21:03 to: jackiegerstein
How did you engage parents when you were principal, Peggy?

22:11 to: Peggy George
we didn't have all of these technology options when I was a principal but sure wish we did!

22:47 to: mattmoo2 3
Using the new design Mike :)

22:53 to: Peggy George
most of our communication was newsletters, f2f meetings, conversations, parking lot, breezeways, etc. but mostly at school

23:13 to: mattmoo2 3
Strange how quickly that culture is changing Peggy

23:26 to: Peggy George
exactly mattmoo2 3!

23:34 to: Peggy George
thank goodness!!!

23:49 to: mattmoo2 3
Or maybe changing is the wrong term, evolving is better

23:50 to: mattmoo2 3

24:06 to: Peggy George
yes evolving! and what Mike is sharing takes it to a whole new level!

24:07 to: Bruce Neal
Do parent have the option to post or send emails?

24:55 to: mattmoo2 3
Yes Bruce as I understand it Mike has mentioned this before to me.

24:58 to: mattmoo2 3
I think

25:01 to: Peggy George
with newsletters online the parents actually receive them :-)

25:03 to: mattmoo2 3
He may correct me there

25:48 to: Peggy George
what a great overview of their child!!

25:57 to: Susan Gaboriau
I love this

26:12 to: Peggy George
data-rich :-) excellent!

26:42 to: mattmoo2 3
Yes very nice, we are just implementing something like this too. Everyone I have shown it to loves it. Matches even the expectations from the facebook generation

26:54 to: Ana Maria
are you using this from Foundation Stage on?

27:01 to: Peggy George
that's such an interesting, important point!! didn't want it to be a "snooping system"

27:26 to: clinds
@mattmoo2 - What tool are you using for this?

27:34 to: Peggy George
the connection between regular school attendance and student grades! :-)

27:40 to: Sal
We call parents if they don't show up. Parents need to know.

28:02 to: mattmoo2 3
Mikes school is 11 - 18 so doesn't cover foundation stage

28:21 to: Peggy George
target grades--not just reporting but alerting parents and students if they are falling short

28:39 to: mattmoo2 3
IN my school, which is 4 - 16, we will do this for all stages foundation - KS3

28:40 to: clinds
I've never been at a school that puts grades online for parents because they're worried teachers will take too long to grade things or just never post grades. Also at end final grade might not match t

28:40 to: clinds
he gradebook.

29:00 to: Peggy George
that's such a valuable piece of information for both parents and students!

29:18 to: Lorna Costantini
The UK Ed ministry has legislated online reporting to parents

29:41 to: Peggy George
the UK is way ahead of the US with this!

29:51 to: Sheri Edwards
@mattmoo2 - What tool are you using for this?

30:08 to: mrsdurff
EVERYONE is way ahead of the US

30:18 to: Susan Gaboriau
I would love to see the US do this. That would mean a lot to parents

30:28 to: Peggy George
Hi mrsdurff!! so glad you're here!

30:35 to: mrsdurff

30:42 to: mattmoo2 3
clinds, nothing wrong with showing grades, if teachers know the data is being shown to parents, they will soon make sure its accurate

30:44 to: mrsdurff
with coffee of course

30:49 to: Liz Kolb
Hi Peggy---was very excited about this topic today!

30:52 to: Peggy George
of course :-)

30:58 to: Sal

31:01 to: mattmoo2 3
Sheri: I am with Mike on the SharePoint train :)

31:02 to: Peggy George
Hi Liz!!! I'm so excited you could join us today!!

31:26 to: mrsdurff
Starbucks Sal

31:27 to: dbassett
Our parents in Farner, Iowa can look online to see grades and attendance.

31:28 to: Liz Kolb
I watch almost all of the archives...Sat afternoon is a tough time for me.

31:51 to: Peggy George
you can go to Tools>Application sharing>Fit to Screen to see it all without scrolling

32:03 to: Peggy George
it will be smaller but you can see it all :-)

32:08 to: tammie
did his voice get a little chimpmunky for y'all just now?

32:14 to: Kathleen Porter (MsPorterAtFHS)

32:17 to: mattmoo2 3
wow Mikes voice gone a bit chipmunk style then haha

32:20 to: mattmoo2 3
yeah got that too

32:23 to: jackiegerstein
Yes ROFL tammie

32:26 to: mattmoo2 3
some audio issues there

32:30 to: Peggy George
yes tammie--bit of bandwidth issue and the audio tries to catch up :-)

32:36 to: tammie
it's ok just funny

32:49 to: Peggy George
app sharing uses a bit more bandwidth for him

32:52 to: Sheri Edwards
Washington State has started a portal like this-- it may be based on sharepoint;

33:11 to: Lorna Costantini
it is bandwidth Mike not you

33:16 to: mrsdurff
I loved the Chipmunks

33:17 to: mattmoo2 3
Sorry Mike, I see the bandwidth issue makes it liek that I get it

33:47 to: Delbusch
I adjusted the other two windows so I can see it all

33:52 to: Peggy George
wonderful online options for the students

33:57 to: mrsdurff
yes fine

33:59 to: tammie

34:01 to: Kathleen Porter (MsPorterAtFHS)
yes, thanks

34:03 to: Bruce Neal

34:04 to: Peggy George
hearing fine

34:07 to: MB
Yes, we can hear. Very interesting.

34:24 to: Pat
I wonder if the learning portal has options for other languages?

34:53 to: Kim Caise
great question @Pat. I added it to the lsit

35:00 to: Pat

35:24 to: Peggy George
his links and other resources are in our links today :-)

35:27 to: mattmoo2 3
Something that was mentioned earlier

35:30 to: mattmoo2 3

35:36 to: MB
I would assume that with Sharepoint (MS), there are other languages available.

35:37 to: Peggy George
the things he's showing us now are not available to the public

35:54 to: mrsdurff links for glamorous things

36:16 to: Peggy George
yes definitely glamorous things!!

36:31 to: mrsdurff
on the other hand, a Meebo box would be an instantenous answer

36:36 to: mattmoo2 3
MB yeah there are other languages and some good european SharePoint gurus around

36:38 to: Shamblesguru
Could you confirm all families have broadband and technology at home ... what is the demographics of your parents

36:43 to: Pat
The families at my school speak one of 14 languages, I wonder if the gateway can handle translations?

36:44 to: mattmoo2 3
Mike will have a list of such people I am sure.

36:53 to: mrsdurff
Shambles good point

36:55 to: Peggy George
there's French :-)

37:18 to: mrsdurff
are these tools accessble via sms?

37:29 to: mattmoo2 3
demographic for twynham is quite affluant as I understand it and broadband at home is quite high. Again as I understand it

37:36 to: debbie
does school commit to response time on contact me?

37:41 to: Peggy George
that organization is so good!! don't overwhelm them with the content on the home page but provide it if they want it

38:01 to: mrsdurff

38:06 to: MB
@mattmoo - can you recommend a good training for Sharepoint?

38:15 to: Peggy George
Kim will gather your questions and ask them at the end if Mike doesn't mention them

38:19 to: mrsdurff
i have committed myself to a 6 hour response time

38:26 to: mrsdurff
usu it is 6 minutes

38:41 to: Peggy George
that's a great response time mrsdurff :-) I'm sure the parents appreciate it!!

38:43 to: mrsdurff
i raised my own bar

38:48 to: mattmoo2 3
MB there is lots of good places, comined knowledge (google them) is a good place in the UK and there is lots and lots of online tutorials and help

38:52 to: mrsdurff
the kids too

38:58 to: Peggy George
these student comments are fantastic!

39:03 to: mrsdurff
one asked me sth last night

39:11 to: MB
@mattmoo - thanks. Will check it out.

39:19 to: mrsdurff
he had instantenous conversation with me

39:31 to: debbie
great idea!

39:39 to: Peggy George
when he plays the video you can view in your browser if you can't see it in webtour

39:40 to: James Jordan
How can the school make sure that parents are choosing classes with students, instead of students doing that on their own.

39:41 to: Peggy George

40:08 to: Peggy George
should start playing automatically

40:55 to: mrsdurff
just did

41:03 to: Peggy George
so helpful to hear the student perspective!

41:24 to: Peggy George
so great to have another Sharepoint guru in the room :-)

41:44 to: Lorna Costantini

41:53 to: Peggy George
videotaping lessons in all subjects--how fantastic for parents to see!

42:20 to: mattmoo2 3
Agreed totally Peggy, Not just for options but just in a general sense

42:21 to: reba
wow how powerful!

42:28 to: Peggy George
wow! they can actually ask the teacher and not just the webmaster :-) love it!

42:40 to: mrsdurff
elfs on ett, leprechauns at my school, gurus here - my, what company we keep!

42:41 to: Peggy George
and students can ask questions too!!! Woot!

43:29 to: Shamblesguru
Is release time planned into the teachers workload for this online work

43:30 to: mrsdurff
Why is this special to Sharepoint?

43:32 to: Sheri Edwards
How many classes do your teachers teach each day?

43:41 to: Peggy George
Sharepoint provides so many alternatives for communicating!!

44:06 to: Kim Caise
there are several mediums you can use to create a parent portal. sharepoint is just one way

44:16 to: mattmoo2 3
its not mrsdurff its common with many online CMS but SharePoint is one of the platforms which fits in very well with Microsoft based schools

44:21 to: mrsdurff
I would agree with Kim

44:44 to: Peggy George
they do an incredible job of collecting data with this entire process to show what's working especially as it impacts student learning!

45:02 to: mattmoo2 3
Joomla, Wordpress, Drupal lots of these can do this, SharePoint does so much more but its what is suitable for YOUR school

45:10 to: Kim Caise
you can take the ideas presented by mike to fit your situation

45:13 to: Peggy George
wow! got rid of the book and using web technology!

45:17 to: mattmoo2 3
excactly Kim

45:23 to: Shamblesguru
Do you have careers counsellors ...who take ownership of this aspect?

45:37 to: mrsdurff
@matt it is not currently being used that way in our school, to my chagrin. but who would listen to a moldy coffee drinker?

45:37 to: MB
Do all students have laptops?

45:37 to: Shamblesguru
Or is ut pastoal staff

45:38 to: Sheri Edwards
Shamblesguru: Is release time planned into the teachers workload for this online work

46:04 to: clinds
We're implementing Whipple Hill at our school which seems similar to Sharepoint - lots of independent schools are using it for school-home communication but I think it's big bucks. Has he talked about

46:04 to: clinds
cost at all yet?

46:06 to: mattmoo2 3
Not all students have laptops

46:06 to: mrsdurff
I love snowdays

46:12 to: Peggy George
great example of school going on in spite of snow days :-)

46:18 to: mattmoo2 3
I think a lot of UK schools are starting to give older year groups laptops

46:19 to: Susan Gaboriau
WE don't have snow days :-(

46:28 to: MB
Thanks, Matt

46:32 to: mattmoo2 3
Like we have done for our top three year groups

46:48 to: Peggy George
there are many reasons schools might need to close down and this covers them all :-)

46:49 to: mattmoo2 3
netbooks though not laptops

46:55 to: mattmoo2 3
cheaper and more child friendly :)

47:10 to: mattmoo2 3
Anyone else lost sound?

47:13 to: MB
Yes, netbooks are probably sufficient.

47:14 to: Sal
lost sound

47:15 to: Susan Gaboriau

47:17 to: Danielle Choo

47:19 to: Danielle Choo

47:19 to: mattmoo2 3
oh back

47:20 to: Sal
it's back

47:24 to: MB
it is coming...again bandwidth.

47:31 to: Peggy George
seeing it now

48:07 to: Peggy George
app sharing definitely takes more bandwidth :-)

48:15 to: mattmoo2 3

48:24 to: Peggy George

48:25 to: mikeherritydemo

48:26 to: Susan Gaboriau
This is in the elementary shcools? Or just Middle and high. I knw they were talking about the older kids earlier, but this would be good for younger children too, right?

48:50 to: mattmoo2 3
Yeah we have some primary schools in the UK doing this kind of thing

49:02 to: Kim Caise

49:08 to: Peggy George
this will be added to the links :-)

49:12 to: MB
Very cool, I think.

49:27 to: mattmoo2 3
My school is an Academy and covers 3 -16 and we will be doing the same sort of thing from September

49:38 to: Peggy George
those videos are so powerful!!

49:54 to: Susan Gaboriau
Awesome thank you mattmoo 2 3 I want to try this. My parents would love it

50:24 to: Peggy George
what an interesting statistic! kids come from schools all around and not just their area

50:37 to: mrsdurff
those parents haven't heard of FB

50:43 to: Peggy George
the power of peer influence!

51:05 to: mrsdurff
who will break the chain?

51:15 to: Peggy George
a mentoring site! don't see that often in parent online communication

51:34 to: Lorna Costantini
Mike is doing a great job using elluminate

51:36 to: mrsdurff
tsk tsk tsk

52:00 to: mattmoo2 3
here it comes I think

52:02 to: mrsdurff

52:13 to: mrsdurff
going good

52:20 to: Peggy George
Mike spent a lot of time practicing in Ellluminate for this session!! Kudos to Mike!!!!!

52:22 to: MB
Yes, he is very efficient with it.

52:47 to: Peggy George
seeing it now Mike

52:50 to: mattmoo2 3

52:56 to: mrsdurff
I would never do that - I would hire these women to do it for me

52:59 to: Delbusch
you are doing a great job of making this work.

53:06 to: mrsdurff
i would rather drink coffee

53:09 to: mattmoo2 3
haha mrsdurff

53:16 to: MB
Yes, these women are great, aren't they?

53:21 to: mrsdurff

53:43 to: mrsdurff
called what?

53:44 to: Peggy George
mentoring is to support parents with helping their kids :-)

53:47 to: mattmoo2 3

53:51 to: mrsdurff

53:53 to: mrsdurff

54:04 to: Kathleen Porter (MsPorterAtFHS)

54:11 to: mrsdurff
similiar to Germany?

54:34 to: Lorna Costantini
mentoring student program adds so much for parent understanding

54:35 to: Peggy George
like our standardized tests in the US

54:42 to: Kathleen Porter (MsPorterAtFHS)

54:43 to: MB
General Certificates in Secondary Education?

54:54 to: Susan Gaboriau
That is a problem

55:22 to: Peggy George
when you view the video examples in the link you'll hear more about this--the award winning video :-)

55:37 to: Delbusch
We would love to see Mike come back for more in depth.

55:38 to: Peggy George (Information and video of Twynham School 2008 Becta Award-Beyond the Classroom-Secondary)

55:43 to: Kathleen Porter (MsPorterAtFHS)
would it help for Mike to close the sidebar in his app. sharing window?

56:01 to: Peggy George
he has to share his desktop because IE wasn't loading for him

56:23 to: Kathleen Porter (MsPorterAtFHS)

56:23 to: Peggy George
this is so much more valuable than just a letter grade!

56:34 to: Susan Gaboriau
I agree

56:38 to: mrsdurff
I like this view

57:26 to: Peggy George
you can set individual targets for each student! WOW!

57:52 to: Shamblesguru
This seems to be quite time demanding on teachers ,,,, is that so?

57:58 to: mrsdurff
lots of work to write these targets up

58:18 to: Peggy George
can the targets be automated in some way?

58:20 to: tammie
I wonder how it is that he only has two students to be advisor for

58:39 to: tammie
Whenever I've been an advisor, I had about 15-20

58:41 to: mrsdurff
but then targets are not differentiated

58:50 to: Peggy George
exactly mrsdurff!!

58:51 to: Susan Gaboriau
Tammie same here

59:05 to: mattmoo2 3
Yeah a lot of work maybe but you don't necessarily need to jump in the deep end, you can phase something like this in

59:12 to: mrsdurff
why not have students write their own targets?

59:31 to: cathywolinsky
We use PowerSchool t show assignments and standards in a portal and students check it daily or more often. Parents as well.

59:36 to: Peggy George
the targets are based on required standards

59:54 to: Lorna Costantini
what is keen here is that both students and parents are on the same page

59:55 to: mrsdurff
yes, and why can't students do it?

59:56 to: Kim Caise
students may know the targets or the correct wording of the targets

1:00:03 to: Shamblesguru
Does all this mean an end to termly reports to parents

1:00:07 to: Peggy George
not just flashy but really engaging parents!! great point!

1:00:41 to: mrsdurff
Shambles I think this is a transfer of how it was always done to doing the same online

1:00:44 to: Peggy George
This entire process really addresses so many ways to engage parents! Thank you Mike!!

1:00:57 to: mrsdurff
there is not any "new" in it that I see

1:01:01 to: Shamblesguru
Sharepoint area;kinks on Shambles at

1:01:02 to: cathywolinsky
Our quarter grades don't contain any surprised.

1:01:05 to: James Jordan
Thanks. Something to think about. May have to use a different software here, but the ideas are excellent.

1:01:08 to: Peggy George
I hope all of you will go to the DEN Virtual Conference!!

1:01:22 to: Susan Gaboriau
I'll be there

1:01:36 to: Peggy George
you can access all of the links today here:

1:01:44 to: mattmoo2 3
Great to see your parent engagement presentation again Mike, even more so with the new look and feel, I will dissapear now as I have to get my presentation sorted for monday. If anyone on here wants t

1:01:44 to: mattmoo2 3
o speak to me they can contact me via twitter @mattmoo2 thanks again Mike

1:01:48 to: mrsdurff
I am NOT going to ISTE

1:01:53 to: Peggy George
we'll post the recording, chat and inks in our archives after the show

1:01:54 to: mrsdurff

1:01:58 to: mattmoo2 3
bye all

1:01:59 to: cathywolinsky
thanks as always for the links Peggy. I came in late.

1:02:04 to: mrsdurff
i'll be around virtually

1:02:09 to: mrsdurff
bye matt

1:02:14 to: Sal
Great session. Thanks

1:02:15 to: MB
@mrsdurff That is too bad. Would have loved to have met you there.

1:02:25 to: mrsdurff

1:02:31 to: mrsdurff
the following year

1:02:33 to: Peggy George

1:02:46 to: mawheba safey eldin
Im from Egypt. We are an IGCSE school. this information is very useful, especially when dealing with the students that take AS levels. Can the videos for the different subjects be downloaded from we

1:02:46 to: mawheba safey eldin

1:02:51 to: mrsdurff
I will probably bite the bullet and attend

1:02:56 to: Peggy George
there are so many fantastic interviews on Future of Education!!

1:03:06 to: mrsdurff
may hide in the bloggers cafe the whole time

1:03:11 to: Peggy George
all of them are also posted on the calendar on our Classroom 2.0 LIVE website

1:03:16 to: Kathleen Porter (MsPorterAtFHS)
@cathywo would like to talk more about PowerSchool

1:03:22 to: mrsdurff
but i have class then

1:03:28 to: mrsdurff

1:03:31 to: Peggy George

1:03:33 to: Kathleen Porter (MsPorterAtFHS)
Excellent session, thank you Mike et al!

1:03:44 to: mrsdurff
can kids come to that?

1:03:59 to: cathywolinsky
@kathleendporter I work with AliceBarr and would be glad to talk more.

1:04:01 to: Peggy George
which one mrsdurff?

1:04:07 to: mrsdurff

1:04:20 to: mrsdurff
i have a kid who may want to

1:04:20 to: MB
So many great conferences.

1:04:28 to: mrsdurff
depends on her schedule

1:04:33 to: Peggy George
think it's designed for teachers but it will be recorded so you could show it to students :-)

1:04:41 to: mrsdurff
oh yes

1:04:45 to: Peggy George
yeah Jackie Gerstein!!!!

1:04:48 to: mrsdurff
i'll do that then

1:05:01 to: mrsdurff
i am not an edupunk

1:05:08 to: reba
Will all these dates be on the Classroom 2.0 Live site or in the Classroom 2.0 social network?

1:05:14 to: clinds
I'd like to give link to Earthcast to my teachers. I went to the wiki and didn't see any links to the actual presentations yet. I don't see Matt here but does anyone know if the links will be added or

1:05:14 to: clinds
put in another place? Thanks!

1:05:17 to: Peggy George
they are on our calendar :-)

1:05:25 to: mrsdurff
they're everywhere

1:05:29 to: Delbusch
Thank you

1:05:29 to: cathywolinsky
I put all the dates on my Google calendar by subscribing.

1:05:30 to: mrsdurff

1:05:31 to: Kathleen Porter (MsPorterAtFHS)
Cathy, now TwitterFollowing you both : @MsPorterAtFHS

1:05:50 to: Peggy George
Earth Day is almost here!!! Can't wait for Earthcast-athon

1:06:03 to: mrsdurff
i have my Google calender txt my phone to remind me

1:06:05 to: cathywolinsky
@Kathlees Porter: great. see you online.

1:06:24 to: Sheri Edwards
Thanks so much for all the info, Mike and Matt 2 3

1:06:32 to: mrsdurff
those certificates are great

1:06:40 to: Sal
I never get the certificates

1:06:41 to: mrsdurff
i need to go buy more ink now

1:06:44 to: Peggy George
be sure to let me know if you don't receive a certificate--sometimes things happen with the survey

1:06:53 to: Sal
I never get them

1:07:00 to: Susan Gaboriau
Thanks for all the info! This was great! :-)

1:07:09 to: Shamblesguru
Earth day Resources on Shambles for next Thursday

1:07:13 to: Peggy George
I get all of the emails from the survey so if you're not receiving them it's a problem with submitting the survey

1:07:18 to: Sal

1:07:28 to: mrsdurff
@Sal check your spam folder

1:07:33 to: Peggy George
Sal-please email me to make sure I have your email address to send them

1:07:33 to: Sal

1:07:36 to: MB
I have an email in drafts for you Peggy. I never get them either. Will be in touch. They are not in my spam.

1:07:44 to: Peggy George

1:07:48 to: Sal

1:08:04 to: grace
Great stuff. thanks. Have to go now.

1:08:09 to: mrsdurff
ty Lorna

1:08:32 to: Peggy George
thank you all for joining us today!!!

1:08:53 to: mrsdurff
i'm a digital illegal alien

1:09:06 to: tammie
So many of our young teachers are phobic about using technology---weird! Not what I expected

1:09:12 to: Eileen k
I have received the certificates, thank you Peggy!

1:09:21 to: Melissa Z
what is the difference between 6th Form and Online Options?

1:09:30 to: mrsdurff
@tammie one would expect the opposite

1:09:42 to: Lorna Costantini
6th form is public

1:09:51 to: Peggy George
I reallly agree with that point about mandating things!!

1:09:52 to: clinds
@tammie - same here. I did a presentation about technology in the classroom for interns and they had never seen any of the tools.

1:09:53 to: Lorna Costantini
online options is only available in the portal

1:09:57 to: Melissa Z
thank you

1:10:01 to: Shamblesguru
How does Sharepoint compare with Moodle

1:10:10 to: cathywolinsky
@sammie, they konw how to use socialnetoworking, but young teachers (even my own daughter) need help with technology with students.

1:10:13 to: mrsdurff

1:10:25 to: mrsdurff
at least in northeast anyway

1:10:32 to: mrsdurff
sharepoint costs us

1:10:35 to: Peggy George
I'd love to know that too Shamblesguru! comparison with Moodle

1:10:40 to: mrsdurff
moodle is free

1:11:10 to: Peggy George
free isn't always the criteria though--helpful but it has to meet your needs

1:11:16 to: Lorna Costantini
moodle is free but needs to be hosted somewhere and that is the cost

1:11:33 to: cathywolinsky
We are adding Google Eduation Domain (free) for communication and collabotation.

1:11:41 to: Peggy George
Nings are free but may be disappearing as "free" --so disappointing!

1:11:55 to: mikeherritydemo
if you want to email me beyond this my email is

1:12:48 to: Peggy George (Free E-book on Twynham School's Learning Gateway)

1:12:54 to: mrsdurff
does anyone speak Welsh?

1:13:07 to: mrsdurff
what about Klingon?

1:13:16 to: Peggy George (Mike Herrity on Twitter)

1:13:57 to: Kathleen Porter (MsPorterAtFHS)
Nice ebook link! Thanks!

1:14:10 to: Sheri Edwards
We love Google Education

1:14:27 to: Peggy George

1:14:37 to: Susan Gaboriau
getting parents involoved is a big key

1:14:45 to: Peggy George
Mike has compiled some fantastic resources!!

1:15:24 to: Kathleen Porter (MsPorterAtFHS)
Yes, very well organized.

1:15:28 to: Peggy George
yes you can get Moodle hosted on other servers--some are free and some cost money for server space

1:15:58 to: Kathleen Porter (MsPorterAtFHS)
Did Mike say they started with PowerSchool and moved to SharePoint?

1:16:19 to: Susan Gaboriau
Sorry stepped away for a min. can you do live homework help?

1:16:34 to: Peggy George
be sure to listen to the recording Mike did on Parents as Partners--he explains a lot about the impact on parents!

1:16:34 to: Peggy George
parents-and-schools.html (Parents as Partners blog post about webcast with Mike Herrity)

1:17:11 to: mrsdurff
thank you for the links shambles - i'll check them out later

1:17:23 to: Peggy George
This is also a fantastic resource in our link: (Cindy Seibel: K-12 Parent Portal-An Implementation Guide)

1:17:57 to: mrsdurff

1:18:03 to: Sheri Edwards

1:18:03 to: mrsdurff
it's not the tool

1:18:04 to: Peggy George (Becta Schools: Extended Opportunities-Parental Engagement)

1:18:12 to: mrsdurff
it is the essence

1:18:26 to: Susan Gaboriau
AWeome thank you!!!

1:18:27 to: Peggy George
are students using cell phones or other mobile devices?

1:18:34 to: clinds
Can you share grades wtih parents through Moodle? I know students can see the gradebook but can you create a parent account that sees this gradebook? I don't think that's possible...

1:18:38 to: mrsdurff
or parents?

1:18:39 to: cathywolinsky
Mike, it's the concept, not the product.

1:18:40 to: Sheri Edwards
Very wonderful into --- thanks.

1:18:49 to: reba
Is it free, if not what is the cost?

1:18:53 to: Kim Caise
yes you can clinds

1:19:14 to: mrsdurff
what about getting info via sms for parents?

1:19:27 to: Peggy George
Tammy Moore has included sharing grades with parents in her Moodle site

1:19:42 to: mrsdurff
people are not equitable

1:20:02 to: clinds
Great! Had no idea this is possible. Thanks Peggy.

1:20:06 to: Lorna Costantini
everything is covered

1:20:06 to: mrsdurff
that is what i wondered kim -> ty

1:20:09 to: Peggy George
this is Tammy Moore's site:

1:20:27 to: Peggy George
you can explore quite a bit there with guest login and I'm sure Tammy would be happy to answer questions

1:21:17 to: Peggy George
Tammy did a Moodle4Teachers course through LearnCentral last year that explained how she uses Moodle for her homeschooled students

1:21:43 to: mrsdurff
4 more mins is my limit

1:21:55 to: mrsdurff
Nik you know

1:22:01 to: Peggy George
we'll miss you mrsdurff :-)

1:22:11 to: mrsdurff
Nik says hey

1:22:20 to: Shamblesguru
per year

1:22:23 to: Peggy George
I love the post-show conversations/Q&A time :-) so valuable!!

1:22:59 to: Peggy George
startup expenses--roughly 7000.00

1:23:11 to: reba
thank you for answering the cost question

1:23:20 to: Kathleen Porter (MsPorterAtFHS)
that includes the server(s)

1:23:23 to: Peggy George
but look at the power of engaging parents/students/community!!!

1:23:36 to: Shamblesguru
Plus the cost of staff to maintain and develop ...

1:23:37 to: reba
the cost looks like it gets great results

1:23:45 to: Peggy George
how much money do we spend on other forms of communication that are much less effective!

1:24:00 to: clinds
And spend so much less on paper!

1:24:08 to: Peggy George
most districts already have the server

1:24:14 to: Peggy George
exactly clinds!!

1:24:52 to: Peggy George
which platform is best for you!! that's the key!!

1:24:52 to: Shamblesguru
Are there 3rd party hosting opportunities for SharePoint in the UK?

1:25:28 to: Sheri Edwards
Thinking: What do you need?what do you students need? What do your parents need? Which platform meets your needs?

1:25:32 to: reba
Great tip Mike-- For teachers to use a portal and get on with the work.

1:25:42 to: Peggy George
great summary Sheri!!! :-)

1:26:13 to: mrsdurff
take care everyone - hope to see you in Second Life putting Lindens in The Passionate Redheads team kiosks (Relay For Life) !

1:26:14 to: Peggy George
get on with the work--such a key point!!! sometimes we talk things to death and need to just get going!!

1:26:41 to: Peggy George
we need to wrap up and let Mike go :-)

1:26:52 to: mawheba safey eldin
thank you very much for this session. Very interesting. we communicate with parents ith a similar system, not that detailed called econnect that enables parenst to see progress reports of children o

1:26:52 to: mawheba safey eldin
nly. Thank you very much.

1:27:01 to: Shamblesguru
Not really related .... but could I ask if the School is doing anything in 3D online virtual worlds

1:27:01 to: Peggy George
this has been such a valuable learning experience!!! Thank you so much Mike!!

1:27:06 to: Sheri Edwards
And that IS the key: What will you actually DO with it?

1:27:18 to: reba
Thank you mike

1:27:19 to: cathywolinsky
Start with a goal for student improvment.

1:27:24 to: Peggy George

1:27:24 to: mawheba safey eldin
bye and thanks Peggy

1:27:26 to: MB
This was very interesting - thank you!

1:27:27 to: clinds
Thanks - very interesting!

1:27:27 to: Kathleen Porter (MsPorterAtFHS)
Inspiring examples, Mike. Thanks again, all!

1:27:28 to: Susan Gaboriau
It has been awesome! Thanks so much. See you at DEn SPring Conference!

1:27:29 to: Lorna Costantini
What a fantastic presentation

1:27:32 to: MB
Thanks to all the ladies as well.

1:27:34 to: roxanne clement
thanks...great session

1:27:36 to: Peggy George
thank you all for joining us!!! see you in 2 weeks :-)

1:27:36 to: cathywolinsky

1:27:38 to: Lorna Costantini
Thanks everyone

1:27:43 to: Pat
thanks Mike, thanks everyone

1:27:47 to: Peggy George
Thank you Mike!!! Awesome presentation and conversation!!!

1:27:49 to: Sheri Edwards

1:27:54 to: mawheba safey eldin
thanks Mike

1:28:05 to: Shamblesguru
Many thanks .....

1:28:09 to: Kim Caise

1:28:11 to: Peggy George