Aug 4, 2012 - ZippSlipp - CLASSROOM 2.0 LIVE

00:46 - Peggy George
So excited that Tammy can be with us today! She does our Closed Captioning and she is soooooo busy getting her Virtual Home School up and running for the year right now. Thanks Tammy for always being here!

00:47 - Kim Caise
don't forget to work on your symbaloo webmixes for an upcoming show

01:06 - Peggy George
Place your starburst and then type your location in the chat :-)

01:15 - Peggy George
I'm joining you from Phoenix AZ :-)

01:19 - Lorie Moffat
central PA

01:23 - Sue Levine @staffdevjnkie
Atlanta, GA

01:24 - toryshirley
Meridian, Mississippi

01:26 - Kim Caise
san antonio

01:35 - Carla
Sacramento, CA

01:35 - aunttammie 2

01:36 - Rhonda

01:37 - AKelley
Anniston, AL

01:37 - Adrienne Jones 1
San diego

01:41 - Peggy George
There's Shamblesguru in Thailand!! Love seeing your starburst there

01:50 - Matt Holley
Dallas, Texas

01:52 - Dorethia #2
Portland, visiting

01:53 - Peggy George
Thank you all for joining us today!

02:03 - Kim Caise

02:05 - Peggy George

02:14 - Rhonda
:) Thanks Kim

02:15 - Peggy George
That the Livebinder for today

02:37 - Peggy George
if any of you add links to our chat today we'll add them to the Livebinder after the show

02:58 - Peggy George
if you're an "other" please type it in the chat

03:01 - Dorethia #2
Consultant/educatioanla therapist

03:09 - Carla

03:11 - Peggy George
thanks Dorethia!

03:15 - Tammy Moore
all of the above :0)

03:19 - Tammy Moore
We are small

03:21 - toryshirley
Assistant Professor

03:22 - Patti R
teacher but so many other things like tech coordinator and network admin

03:29 - Peggy George
Student! Fantastic!!! You are an awesome student to be here on a summer Saturday!

03:31 - Sue Levine @staffdevjnkie
sorry where is the voting thing?

03:40 - ktibbs
Director of Technology

03:51 - Kim Caise
the voting is just below your name on the far right

03:56 - Kim Caise
the letter a

03:59 - Peggy George
ZippSlip is such an incredible tool and I'm so excited to be able to share it with you today!

04:16 - Sue Levine @staffdevjnkie
I see my name and I see to the far right is a profile tab

04:20 - @shamblesguru

04:26 - Peggy George
I need an "all of the above" :-)

04:27 - Sue Levine @staffdevjnkie
Parent portal

04:32 - Peggy George
and social media too!

04:39 - Kim Caise
hover over the letter and then use the the drop down arrow

04:56 - Sue Levine @staffdevjnkie
C Not really

05:04 - Peggy George
if you don't have a school you may not be able to answer

05:10 - Lorie Moffat

05:28 - Peggy George
what is BBIM?

05:33 - Carla
I am not in a school right now, so I can't answer.

05:36 - Lorie Moffat
Blackboard IM

05:37 - Adrienne Jones 1
I'm a sub

05:40 - Peggy George
same for me Carla

05:43 - Rhonda

06:03 - Peggy George
abbreviations and acronyms are always a challenge in education :-)

06:12 - Peggy George
ZippSlip is a tongue twister :-)

06:24 - Peggy George
but you'll know why they chose that clever name very soon!!!

06:42 - Peggy George
We're so glad to have David Leslie and Matt Holley here with us to tell us all about ZippSlip!!

07:14 - Peggy George
David has a very special occasion going on today and he is still with us!! a wedding in his famil!!

07:16 - Rhonda
Welcome, Thank you for participating

07:24 - Kim Caise
welcome everyone!

07:26 - Peggy George
Welcome David and Matt!!

07:55 - Rhonda

08:04 - Peggy George

08:09 - Rhonda

08:30 - Rhonda

08:57 - toryshirley
I have two packets of forms to fill out this weekend!

08:59 - Peggy George
we have all experienced these things he is describing!! we always had to bribe the kids to get them to return all of their important forms

09:09 - Peggy George
exactly @toryshirley!

09:18 - toryshirley
for a 1st grader and 2nd grader

09:27 - Sue Levine @staffdevjnkie
And then the parents would get mad b/c they were busy and hated the pressure to fill out a thousand forms!

09:41 - Peggy George
so ready to go paperless!!!!

09:56 - toryshirley

09:59 - Rhonda
see a need + provide a solution = entrepreneur

09:59 - Sue Levine @staffdevjnkie
I am so excited!

10:00 - Sue Levine @staffdevjnkie

10:10 - Dotty 1
they depend on paper for legal reasons, ex iEP,s. Also kids sometimes sign forms

10:27 - Peggy George
if you're not seeing his slides it may just be a little slow loading for you

10:43 - Rhonda
I see forms forever in the future. How they're collected, distributed, and managed is where we are

10:59 - Peggy George
you are going to be so excited to hear about this product!!!!!

11:07 - Dotty 1
Chromebook worksn except audio. Close caption worksn great.

11:28 - Peggy George
thanks for that update @Dotty

11:30 - Rhonda
:) so glad that assists you Dotty

11:58 - Rhonda

12:06 - Rhonda

12:07 - Lorna Costantini
Some times admins think they have a solution of their own that works and don't need help

12:19 - Peggy George
Joe Mazza, a principal who has presented for us before, is piloting this program! Looking forward to hearing from him about his experience if he can join us today.

12:28 - Kim Caise
so true

12:36 - Dotty 1
I am listening toaudion on PC. So far In like myChromebook. Won it at ISTe

12:38 - Rhonda
yes, Peggy that would be great

12:48 - Peggy George
truer words were never spoken!!! teachers aren't getting the payback they deserve for all of the work they put in!!

12:59 - Kim Caise
awesome Dotty!

13:06 - Matt Holley
Eric Shenninger is using it now...Joe's school is planning to do so this year

13:16 - clinds
We have individual teachers using Google Forms to collect data from parents but of course not centralized so only the teacher has it!

13:23 - Peggy George
one way communication is never enough

13:26 - Rhonda
:) Ride the star Dotty, good to know you're being rewarded :)

13:37 - Peggy George
great idea @clinds!

13:39 - Rhonda
very true David

14:04 - Peggy George
we also never knew if parents got it when it was in the bottom of a backpack!

14:25 - Rhonda
:) we all have the backpack stories, true

14:31 - Peggy George
we WANT our parents to be involved!!! anything that will help us do this is fantastic!

15:11 - clinds
I agree! Teachers get annoyed because they are required to post to school website and know parents aren't checking it. Then they end up emailing the same information so parents will see it!

15:23 - Sue Levine @staffdevjnkie
we all like free

15:30 - Rhonda
exactly, Peggy. They are a biggest asset in student success. Although there is a lot of work to do in many areas. Definately a place of opportunity

15:32 - Sue Levine @staffdevjnkie
we all like simple

15:39 - Rhonda
Wow, no training

15:46 - Peggy George
yes @clinds! It's very frustrating to spend so much time posting things and now have parents reading it

16:05 - Peggy George
Simple is the only way to go or it won't be used!

16:15 - Rhonda
Simple is the way to be effective to the mass, imo

16:23 - Lorna Costantini
School Boards sometimes are concerned that parents will use 2-way communication to express their personal issues. How does ZippSlip address this problem?

16:54 - Peggy George
if any of you have questions as we go along please post them in the chat and we'll ask them for you at the end of the presentation

17:26 - Rhonda
True Lorna, that opening up communication brings many things. For me, it becomes being a good facilitator of communication. For student results, 2way understanding, and forward progress

17:45 - clinds
@Lorna - Great question. Schools are definitely worried about what parents will post.

18:12 - Peggy George
one of the most exciting things about ZippSlip for me is that as a parent you don't have to fill in the same emergency information many times if you have several kids. Saves parents lots of time too and makes it very easy for them to update!

18:13 - Lorna Costantini
I really appreciate that ZippSLip is a moblie friendly

18:22 - Rhonda
Clear and specific interface :)

18:31 - Peggy George

19:03 - Peggy George
that's an incredible statistic! 70-90% of parents using it in the first month!

19:08 - Lorna Costantini
How do you provide equity for parents without internet or phone

20:10 - Matt Holley
I'll answer during demo, Lorna... thanks for the question!

20:26 - Peggy George
incredible records!

20:53 - Lorna Costantini
so happy you understand the importance of "engage"

20:55 - Peggy George
Welcome @doriedance and @rgillespie! So glad you could join us

21:05 - @doriedance (Dorie Glynn)

21:23 - Kim Caise
can this be done by individual classes or does a whole school have to participate?

21:45 - Matt Holley
District, school... we can do it by individual class, too

22:00 - Rhonda

22:04 - Rhonda
I agree

22:18 - Peggy George
I love that you only get the communication that is relevant to you! So personalized, even based on each of their children in the school

22:39 - Rhonda
many methods but having it in hand makes it more important

22:46 - Peggy George
This is so much better than a static website!

22:53 - Peggy George
and all in one place!

22:54 - clinds
How does the ZipGram alert happen? Via email?

23:02 - Rhonda
Yes, Peggy

23:14 - Matt Holley
email or text are used for notification

23:33 - Rhonda
posting sometimes gets over looked or lost. Student forms are important

24:02 - Lorna Costantini
How do you prevent people from downloading pictures in a zippgram or do you?

24:12 - Peggy George
Wouldn't you love for everyone to see this artwork and not just the parents of the student!?

24:40 - Peggy George
ZippGram will become your new favorite tool!!!

25:32 - Peggy George
thanks a lot for posting your questions! We'll try to get to all of them after the presentation :-)

26:30 - Peggy George
Matt's live demo will help you see how all of this works :-)

27:14 - Lorna Costantini
What a gr8 view into the classroom

27:17 - Peggy George
I'm so impressed with the integration of so many important things in the life of a school!

27:35 - Rhonda

28:04 - Rhonda
Excited for the future of students, great integration and collaboration opportunities

28:07 - toryshirley
Wow! Love it!

28:13 - Peggy George
schools are paying big bucks for something like this and ZippSlip is totally free and browser-based. Nothing to install on your computer.

29:22 - Peggy George
Hi @stidmama and @Jane Z! So glad you could join us! :-)

29:24 - Rhonda
browser based, very easy and updated automatically

29:41 - Sue Levine @staffdevjnkie
Oh so like G+ circles...we put them in ziprings

29:48 - Rhonda

29:53 - stidmama
hey peggy and all -- sorry I got here late, was lost in the garden!

30:00 - Peggy George
25% isn't very much :-(

30:11 - stidmama
This is really an exciting tool

30:16 - Lorna Costantini
that stats holds for most communications with parents survey are lucky to get 15%

30:22 - Peggy George
parents are missing out on a lot if they're not using the tools!

30:30 - Sue Levine @staffdevjnkie

30:39 - toryshirley
I am anxious to use this with my college students

30:40 - Kim Caise
this is authentic parent engagement

30:48 - Rhonda
David, I really liked the Engaging & Knowing vs Posting & Wondering.

30:55 - Sue Levine @staffdevjnkie
it's raining here and if it is not raining it is too hot to go out!

31:07 - Dorethia #2
I do eudcational therapy and online tutoring,not associated with a school, can these be used by me.?

31:12 - toryshirley
I teach future teachers and they will be excited to learn about this new tool

31:15 - Peggy George
seeing it now Matt

31:19 - Kim Caise

31:19 - Sue Levine @staffdevjnkie
now i do

31:21 - Patti R

31:24 - Adrienne Jones 1

31:40 - Peggy George
just a little slow loading. It is so helpful to see this live demo!

32:07 - Peggy George
you can even use this tool to communicate with people in your districts who don't have kids in the schools

32:23 - Peggy George
that is powerful for time when you need their support for school funding!

32:25 - ktibbs
Can it be LDAP'd with my AD?

32:51 - Lorna Costantini
Can ZippSlip be set up to fufil Canadian Privacy requirements

33:29 - Peggy George
I love that it can find all of your kids even if they are in different schools :-)

33:40 - Sue Levine @staffdevjnkie
Yes Peggy, this part is amazing

34:02 - Sue Levine @staffdevjnkie
but some are wondering if indiv teachers can sign up if the school does not sign up

34:28 - Peggy George
this makes finding volunteers and managing planning so easy!!!

34:30 - Sue Levine @staffdevjnkie
This part is GREAT!!!!!

34:43 - Sue Levine @staffdevjnkie

34:44 - Rhonda
good point Peggy

35:22 - Peggy George
that is incredible that the parent's dashboard matches their own child!!! WOW!!!

35:44 - Peggy George
so personalized!

36:11 - Patti R
re the science class video on the side, the teacher is creating a video and posting it to the zippslip site?

36:12 - Rhonda
Challenge for parents with kids in different schools, different grades?

36:44 - Peggy George
they are all available in this tool

37:29 - Peggy George
I like that response--child signed up. Need your response :-)

37:30 - Rhonda
I love the summary of what is needed and by when

37:58 - toryshirley
Love this tool! Thank you for the session and I look forward to sharing with my colleagues and students!

38:19 - Peggy George
notice the electronic signature PIN required on that to keep it secure

38:46 - Lorna Costantini
maybe I missed it - who creates the electronic pin?

38:48 - clinds
So these fields can be linked to your student information system?

38:49 - Peggy George
it is so helpful to have that information available to the child's teacher and not just the school nurse in a file

39:55 - Lorie Moffat
As a f2f teacher, I was required to see the nurse to get this info for each student.

40:05 - Rhonda
I like the thought of consistency when kept through districts. Allergies, medical releases, parent’ comments

40:36 - Peggy George
you can add any information you want about your field trip! so much more information than you can send out on a form!

40:55 - Lorna Costantini
often children with allegeries have the picture posted in the staff room. Is there a place to post student photos?

41:11 - Peggy George
@Lorie-this program allows you to control what is available to specific people based on your own school policies

41:42 - Rhonda
More impactful with text and visual queues, as well

41:52 - Peggy George
love that you can pay for the field trip right in the program!!! and have documentation that you paid it--no possibility of it getting lost on the way to school :-)

42:25 - Rhonda
So important for those parents who prefer not to send money with kids

42:40 - Peggy George
definitely!!! even lunch money could be handled this way

43:05 - Lorna Costantini
The design of this application is phenomenal and meets the needs of parents!!

43:14 - Patti R
let's say the teacher already has a website for posting homework and messages, wouldn't they have to post twice using this, because if this only goes to a parent email, the student will not have access to the parent email, and older students may want to see the necessary info for themselves

43:29 - Peggy George
it is really helpful to see this from the different perspectives--parent, teacher, principal, etc.

43:33 - Rhonda
record keeping able to be seen by those who are delivering field trips, activities, or events handy

44:21 - Rhonda
:) how many have completed and who needs what

45:47 - Rhonda
exactly Matt, the % of parents, students, and others who are not using technology is the Decreasing population

45:53 - Peggy George
and you could also provide a computer in your school (like in the library) for parents to use to access the information if they don't have internet access at home

46:17 - Peggy George
any place they can get internet access on any computer will work for them--even the local public library

46:20 - Rhonda
Better to focus on the increasing population. Though the Print Out option is good for several other reasons as well.

46:32 - Peggy George
I agree Rhonda!

46:41 - Rhonda
Some people will always prefer paper, but again it is decreasing

47:54 - Peggy George
love that!!! automatic reminders until they do it :-)

47:58 - Rhonda
Think of a common source Kiosk for schools. Library's, community centers, even community service stations

49:21 - Rhonda
Automatic is the part that could make it easier for teachers

49:27 - Sue Levine @staffdevjnkie

50:50 - Peggy George
very important point and great response! use an electronic permission form about access to online content

51:08 - Peggy George
ZippSlip provides many examples of sample forms for various things

52:03 - @shamblesguru
Q: In this all written in html5 so works on iOS devices (e.g iPad)

52:42 - @shamblesguru
Q: does this interface with present School student CMSs

52:58 - Peggy George
they can really personalize everything to your own school/district/country :-)

52:58 - Lorna Costantini
Canadian content must be hosted in Canada

53:03 - Matt Holley
We have native iOS, Android as well as HTML5 apps

53:44 - @shamblesguru
Q: does the calendar allow importing calendars from Google Calendar?

53:46 - Rhonda
that's interesting Lorna, good to know

54:06 - Peggy George
great question @shamblesguru!

54:24 - @shamblesguru
Q: what is your business model?

55:00 - Peggy George
that's the question I was waiting for @shamblesguru :-) always interested in how long things will remain free :-)

55:30 - Peggy George
thank you Matt!!! your 1:1 sessions are really helpful!!!

55:55 - Peggy George
these are such great questions! thank you all!!

57:24 - Peggy George
having a master calendar for all of your kids is really amazing!

58:13 - Peggy George
Can an individual teacher sign up for ZippSlip or does it need to be a school or district that signs up?

58:47 - Peggy George
import from google calendar?

59:25 - Peggy George
this premium feature is actually awesome! it can accept donations from parents for your school :-)

59:36 - @shamblesguru

59:39 - Sue Levine @staffdevjnkie
will it stop being free?

59:47 - Matt Holley
always free

1:00:02 - Matt Holley
the premium version is completely optional

1:00:15 - Patti R
maybe they mean if the school is already using a google calendar can it be available in zippslipp as well

1:00:54 - Peggy George
but you can sign up on the site to access all of their information to use it to speak to your principal or administrator about getting it for your school

1:00:58 - Sue Levine @staffdevjnkie
but what if the teacher just wanted to use it for zipgrams?

1:01:11 - Peggy George
they have some great handouts and presentation materials on their site that will help you share this information

1:01:31 - Dotty 1
what aboutnIEP,s

1:02:02 - Sue Levine @staffdevjnkie
Please sign me up for a pilot program for teacher access to zipgrams even if the school does not sign up.

1:02:19 - Sue Levine @staffdevjnkie
Teachers can advocate for the product once the school sees how it works.

1:02:27 - @shamblesguru
Q: Is this USA centric ... or global?

1:02:42 - Sue Levine @staffdevjnkie
Schools are inundated with information and it is hard for them to decipher what' what

1:02:42 - Matt Holley
Sue, please email me and I'll get you set up (

1:02:58 - Sue Levine @staffdevjnkie
thanks matt

1:03:07 - Peggy George
this is such a powerful tool!!!! I wish I had it when I was a principal!!!

1:04:14 - Peggy George
don't forget about the upcoming Learning 2.0 free virtual conference as part of Connected Educator month. Aug. 20-24 :-)

1:04:28 - Peggy George

1:04:52 - Peggy George
Please consider nominating yourself or an awesome colleague to share with us as a featured teacher!!!

1:05:07 - Peggy George

1:05:17 - Rhonda
Peggy, it's always so hard to see the benefits of our struggle be realized by the next generation. I feel that pain & I know like you am glad to see it happen

1:05:24 - Peggy George

1:05:54 - Peggy George

1:06:11 - Peggy George
I love watching these recordings on my iphone and ipad! :-)

1:06:19 - Rhonda

1:06:27 - stidmama
Thanks so much for this! See you next week!

1:06:28 - Peggy George
Archives for all recordings:

1:06:39 - Rhonda

1:06:56 - Sue Levine @staffdevjnkie
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

1:07:14 - AKelley
Enjoyed it! :) Thank you!

1:07:15 - Peggy George
it's great PD to show one of these recordings to a small group of teachers and then start some brainstorming at your own school about how you can use the information :-)

1:07:35 - Rhonda
Great job to all participants and moderators. Advancing education and exposing us to a better way of supporting students and communities.

1:07:35 - Peggy George
Huge thanks to both David and Matt!!! Fantastic tool and excellent presentation!

1:07:43 - Adrienne Jones 1
This was great! Thank you :)

1:07:45 - Carla
As a student, this is a powerful tool, and I would like to say thank you.

1:08:00 - Matt Holley
Thank you, Carla!

1:08:00 - Peggy George
Think about this: (Things that will be obsolete by 2020)

1:08:01 - Rhonda
Thanks for being here Carla

1:08:32 - Rhonda
Carla, your feedback as a student is as important.

1:08:44 - Kim Caise

1:08:45 - Peggy George
Great resources and information on their website:

1:09:06 - Peggy George
any final questions before we let our special guests head out???

1:09:38 - Peggy George
thank you all for joining us today!!! It's great to be back with you. Enjoy your weekend!

1:09:53 - Adrienne Jones 1
You Too

1:10:11 - clinds
Thank you! Great to know about this tool and appreciate seeing it in action.

1:10:17 - Rhonda
Beyond my favorite toy the See and Say. Obsolescence brings me a tear of success

1:10:18 - Peggy George
you can do everything but fundraising with the free program--don't need premium unless you want it. Fantastic!

1:11:01 - Peggy George
The recording and links and Livebinder will be posted very soon after everyone logs out of this session.

1:11:11 - Rhonda
Thank You David and Matt, wonderful job explaining the opportunity to integrate for easier admin

1:11:49 - Peggy George
you can personalize any forms you create for ZippSlip but it is all browser based so you should be able to make it work for you in any country with internet access

1:13:12 - @shamblesguruMany thanks for sharing ....

1:13:13 - Peggy George
Sign up on their website so you can access all of their handouts to use with your district or school

1:13:18 - Peggy George
thank you all!!!

1:13:36 - Rhonda
Always valuable information and great use of time :) Well done

1:13:40 - Peggy George
Hope to see you all next Saturday--same time, same place :-)

1:14:03 - Peggy George
Have a great weekend!!!