00:03 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
Good morning everyone from New Orleans.
00:10 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
Hi Peggy.
00:13 to: Peggy George
Welcome everyone! We're so glad you're here!
00:24 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
Hi Kim and Lorna.
00:39 to: SusanSi
We heard Kevin Honeycutt this week at our Region 8(NE Texas) Digital Expo. He recommended classroom 20
00:43 to: Lorna Costantini
Hi Paula
01:12 to: Peggy George
you're so lucky SusanSi!! We had Kevin as our keynote for AzTEA WOW last year and people are still talking about him!!
01:17 to: Lorna Costantini
Be prepared to share ideas
01:24 to: Lorna Costantini
there will be homework:
01:33 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
I have a lot of catching up to do with the Global Ed Conference. It was a crazy week for me and I couldn't participate live but will enjoy the recordings.
01:34 to: Peggy George
oh no!! homework???
01:41 to: Larry Anderson-ADE
Kevin Honeycutt ROCKS!!
01:44 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
01:44 to: SusanSi
he was so encouraging!
01:51 to: Peggy George
Paula it will take you a year to catch up on all of the recordings :-)
02:18 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
I know, Peggy.
02:45 to: Peggy George
I enjoyed every session I participated in but it was just a drop in the bucket for all that was available!
02:54 to: Norman
how much does elluminate cost
03:05 to: Peggy George
Hi McTeach! So glad you're with us!!
03:13 to: Larry Anderson-ADE
Preferences on a Mac are found under the "Ellluminate Live!" menu
03:17 to: Peggy George
oh no the technology gremlins!!!
03:24 to: McTeach (Karen)
Good Morning Peggy!!
03:28 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
Hi McTeach.
03:38 to: Peggy George
that happened during the eduTecher show!! very strange behavior!!
03:45 to: McTeach (Karen)
Hey there Miss Paula!
04:04 to: McTeach (Karen)
Happy Anniversary Tammy!!!
04:05 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
Congratulations to Tammy.
04:07 to: Norman
computers never do anything we didnt tell them to do
04:22 to: Peggy George
We'll sure miss Tammy today!! Congratulations to her and her hubby!! 24 year anniversary!
04:33 to: Peggy George
so true Norman!
04:42 to: Kim Caise
04:54 to: Peggy George
do you see the tab for Archive and Resources?
05:05 to: Norman
at least not yet?!:)
05:09 to: Peggy George
you can search for any show by category or key word search
05:21 to: Susan Marino 2
upper right
05:24 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
Good morning, Maureen.
05:43 to: Peggy George
the archives are actually a blog so you can subscribe with RSS and have the archives fed right into your own browser
05:50 to: Peggy George
Hi Maureen!
05:50 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
Hi Len, there are two of you today.
06:24 to: Len H
Yes, I had my twin log in as well today. :)
06:25 to: Peggy George
I'm putting my red dot in North Carolina today but usually I'm in Phoenix AZ :-)
06:29 to: Maureen@bcdtech
Hi Paula, Peggy, Karen and everyone
06:42 to: Peggy George
Hi Len H!! so glad you're here!! You're such a faithful participant!!
06:44 to: Lorna Costantini
I'm in St. Catharines Ontario
06:45 to: Norman
the plains va
06:46 to: McTeach (Karen)
Good morning, Maureen!!
06:51 to: Peggy George
Welcome everyone!
06:53 to: Larry Anderson-ADE
Maybe Elluminate is just plumb tired after the GEC! :-)
07:02 to: Sally
I'm in Peace River alberta (Sally)
07:12 to: Peggy George
wonderful Sally!
07:23 to: Peggy George
funny Larry! you may be right!!!!
07:26 to: Alisha
student teacher
07:29 to: Delbusch
07:29 to: Bill
tech coord
07:31 to: Kim Caise
consultant or plain educator
07:33 to: chitz
teacher parent
07:40 to: Larry A
07:43 to: Brian C
elementary principal
07:48 to: Larry Anderson-ADE
D - Retired teacher, principal, univ prof -- now speaker, author, consultant -- and I take out the trash for my wife!
07:50 to: Nick Siewert
Ed Tech consultant
07:55 to: Peggy George
I was all of those things but now I'm a parent and professional development consultant :-)
08:00 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
4th grade teacher.
08:08 to: edwaves
Teacher and parent,
08:09 to: Keith
08:33 to: Peggy George
we needed more than one choice :-) many of us are parents in addition to our professional roles
08:37 to: Maureen@bcdtech
@larry, do you do windows?
08:46 to: Peggy George
:-) funny Maureen!
08:50 to: Norman
teach and tech integration corridinator
09:00 to: Len H
Thank you for the kind comment, Peggy. :)
09:08 to: Nick Siewert
F is not an option
09:15 to: Delbusch
read and help in the classroom
09:25 to: Roberto
All of the above : )
09:32 to: Kristen B
Vacuum every Friday and work in the garden
09:35 to: Peggy George
09:36 to: Norman
me too roberto
09:42 to: Roberto
09:46 to: Roberto
yes it can
09:48 to: Lorna Costantini
I'm an F
09:49 to: AmyTrujillo
run the school/community garden as well
09:54 to: Peggy George
it was hard to answer that question
10:00 to: Nick Siewert
No volunteering to be honest.
10:03 to: Larry Anderson-ADE
F - conduct technology training and support
10:03 to: Peggy George
oh Amy! great job!!!
10:13 to: Keith
Run a ning called PEISchools ~ Creating 21st Century Learners for educators, parents and students
10:16 to: Norman
why do we always use percents instead of real numbers
10:33 to: Peggy George
@Keith!! that's a perfect volunteer job!! running a ning!
10:37 to: Maureen@bcdtech
I used to volunteer in my kids' classrooms when they were young, but now spend all my time in the classroom as teacher- not parent
11:00 to: Sally
tech wikki but with limited success in getting people to use it
11:00 to: Norman
pencils are technology
11:05 to: McTeach (Karen)
All of the above!
11:10 to: Nick Siewert
Email, blog, online classroom, weebly, google docs environment,
11:16 to: Corina
class webpage, email, wiki, and Facebook
11:19 to: McTeach (Karen)
But we don't go to the "pencil lab"
11:27 to: Sally
Whats a weebly?
11:31 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
We use website, eBoard, blogs.
11:32 to: Norman
just starting with the social tech stuff
11:45 to: McTeach (Karen)
Yay Lorna!!!!!
11:46 to: Maureen@bcdtech
Some parents are actually subscribing to the blogs for various classes, but hardly ever comment- even when specifically invited.
11:47 to: edwaves
11:58 to: Delbusch
12:17 to: Norman
my daughter is majoring in family studies
12:19 to: Maureen@bcdtech
@sally- Weebly is a free website
12:50 to: Kim Caise
@sally, email me after the session and i can get you a link and contact for weebly
13:14 to: Peggy George
I think it takes people awhile to feel secure enough to add comments to school blogs and wikis but I know they value having them!
13:30 to: Norman
tell the truth
13:35 to: Larry Anderson-ADE
Sally asked about weebly -- here's the site --
13:54 to: Peggy George
We use Weebly as our show website:
14:03 to: Sally
thanks for the links to weebly!
14:03 to: Larry Anderson-ADE
Love that image!
14:04 to: Peggy George
There are some fantastic teacher websites on Weebly!
14:09 to: Kim Caise
been there! :)
14:12 to: Kim Flack
14:20 to: Peggy George
Hi Kim Flack!!!
14:20 to: Maureen@bcdtech
@Peggy, I got a nice email, just this morning from a parent of a child that I don't actually teach, but the parent knows that I do all the support for her teacher to make the stuff she does possible.
14:20 to: Maureen@bcdtech
Nice to hear that parents notice
14:26 to: McTeach (Karen)
That's why I did my session from my classroom. No George! Silly kitty!
14:28 to: Norman
because in independent schools they pay the bills
14:33 to: Peggy George
exactly Maureen!!!
14:53 to: Kristen B
McTeach: I have my paper blogs up in our computer lab. It was an incredible lesson and I think with them up, other teachers will come to me and ask what they are about. I do have one other teacher a
14:53 to: Kristen B
t my middle school who is also doing them. The commenting was amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing that!!
15:09 to: Peggy George
my daughter was raving to me about her son's teacher who is now using a wiki and he's in 7th grade and it's the first time she has seen a wiki for her 2 kids
15:27 to: McTeach (Karen) pleasure!! Would love to see pics if you have any!!
15:34 to: Norman is my class blog
15:47 to: Maureen@bcdtech
@Jan I need to get the younger grades doing kidblogs or something- something that pulls their parents into the conversation. Unfortunately, I cannot "make" this happen
15:54 to: Norman
share with another teacher
15:54 to: Peggy George
thanks for your link Norman! We love it when all of you share your links in the chat!
16:15 to: Dotty
16:16 to: Corina
My 3rd grade class website
16:28 to: Kristen B
McTeach: I will send some!! When I put them up, I told them they could hide their names if they did not want people to know who they were. Most of the kids put their names on the front so that every
16:28 to: Kristen B
one would know who did it!!
16:34 to: Peggy George
there is so much research that shows how increased parent involvement/engagement improves academic achievement!! it's a no-brainer!!
16:35 to: Norman
we are google education school so i like blogger blogs
16:41 to: Peggy George
thanks Corina!!
17:12 to: Kim Flack
I had a teacher once tell us -- ok I won't believe everything your son says about you all if you won't believe everything he says about me :) -- after we had warned her our son tells TALL TALES!
17:12 to: McTeach (Karen)
@Kristen - Awesome! I'll send you my email...
17:16 to: Sheri Edwards
we are just starting implementation of google edu at our school
17:19 to: Dotty
How do you you deal with parents who don't have computer access.
17:19 to: Norman
parents have lots of knowledge about schools they went to school and we havent really changed in 200 years
17:29 to: Peggy George
I heard the same think Kim Flack!!! :-)
17:42 to: Peggy George
yes!! parent night!!
17:47 to: Kristen B
McTeach: I have it in my bookmarks from your session!!
17:50 to: Kim Flack
:D it is a great reminder we all have the same fear!! and we are all on the same page as parents and teachers!
17:53 to: Norman
there are very few parents in our school who do not have access at home or work
18:11 to: Maureen@bcdtech
Much like anything- my PLN, etc.. preachin' to the choir, hard to pull new people into any new venture
18:45 to: Peggy George
I just attended a parent night for my grandson this week in NC and was thrilled to see that they had invited kids to demonstrate what they are learning in school and the room was packed!! Tip #1--incl
18:45 to: Peggy George
ude the kids in parent events
19:10 to: Norman
@peggy great idea
19:22 to: Kim Flack
parents get intimidated -- remember how intimidated they were when they were in school
19:28 to: Maureen@bcdtech
@Peggy I asked to have kids included for P/T conferences this year... the answer was no.
19:41 to: Peggy George
my grandson was so proud to get to tell what he was doing on his science project to the audience of parents :-) got it all on video :-)
19:59 to: Norman
the first time a parent meets you they think you are just like the worst teacher they ever had
20:22 to: Larry A
They only hear what their kids say
20:28 to: Peggy George
this is such an important point!! are you using words/language that parents understand?
20:48 to: Norman
jargon is such a turnoff
20:48 to: Peggy George
there are so many acronyms in education!!! I'm an educator and there are many I still don't understand
20:51 to: Len H
lol, teacher speak can be very confusing.
20:51 to: Kim Flack
20:54 to: Sally
especially a problem as we implement new assesment / reporting or tech systems'
21:00 to: Peggy George
exactly Kim!!
21:04 to: Kristen B
McTeach: one more quick note: My students commented that it was one of the best activities they had ever done in school, and I had nearly 100% on time completion!!!
21:16 to: Maureen@bcdtech
Mostly parents just want to know that you know their kid and that you care about them...
21:19 to: Peggy George
fantastic Kristen!!!
21:27 to: Larry A
It's like a doctor explaining your illness or condition to you as if he or she is talking to another medical professional
21:27 to: Peggy George
great point Maureen!
21:48 to: McTeach (Karen)
That's awesome, Kristen!!! Love, love, love hearing that!!!! That had to make YOU feel great!!
21:52 to: LangLabCindy
@Kristen - can you briefly explain paper blogs?
22:01 to: Peggy George
yes!! food!! :-)
22:32 to: Norman
love those canadian "ouuts"
22:36 to: McTeach (Karen)
@LangLabCindy I'll get you the link...
22:42 to: Kristen B
LangLabCindy: go to the archives on Classroom 2.0 Live and look up McTeach's session a few weeks ago, it is all right there!!
22:50 to: Kim Caise
paper blogs is an idea that mcteach learned at the CUE conference in California and shared with us when she presented for us
22:55 to: Peggy George (Larry Fliegelman’ post “nform, Invite, Perform (and Feed): A Plan to Increase Parental Involvement”
23:03 to: Larry A
Yes, about 7 times is about the amount of times for the brain to catch it and absorbe new info
23:23 to: Larry Anderson-ADE
Fantastic graphics, Lorna!
23:28 to: LangLabCindy
@McTeach and @Karen - thanks so much...been out of the loop recently and haven't caught up yet!
24:15 to: Norman
does anybody do on-line sessions with parents?
24:16 to: Peggy George
(Engaging Parents in Raising Achievement Do Parents Know They Matter? Anne Harris,
Dr. Janet Goodall, Warwick University)
24:22 to: Len H
Does anyone know anything about how to broadcast school news over the radio, so parents can listen to it while they drop there kids off and pick them up?
24:28 to: Larry A
Spread news where parents in your schools usually look and hear - the media they use
24:29 to: Kim Caise
24:39 to: Norman is perfect for it
24:51 to: Norman
24:53 to: Peggy George
Lorna has shared lots of links with us in our links today so you can follow up with them after the show :-)
25:01 to: Peggy George
food, free, babysitting
25:07 to: Jason Graham
Larry- I agree. Ive started using Facebook to send parents messages
25:10 to: Kim Caise
serve refreshments and you get a better turnout
25:12 to: Peggy George
most important is when their child is involved
25:16 to: SusanSi
basketball games
25:18 to: Norman
I have a show every tuesday nite
25:26 to: Jason Graham
they like it- its where they go for their information and communication
25:29 to: Dotty
translation for non English speaking parents
25:36 to: Kim Caise
great point @dotty
25:39 to: Kim Caise
so important
25:44 to: Peggy George
yes SusanSi!! when you schedule it back to back with another school event you often get more of them to attend
25:50 to: Norman
do the show in spanish for instance
25:59 to: McTeach (Karen)
@LangLabCindy here's my blog post: and here's the archive from Classroom2.0
25:59 to: McTeach (Karen)
26:03 to: Kim Caise
childcare is important too for parent meetings
26:04 to: Norman
have the spanish classes do it
26:13 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
@Dotty That is a great idea. We have many Spanish speaking parents who are so uncomfortalble coming to school.
26:21 to: Peggy George
when we did our back to school night BBQ we held it on the field and right before a school soccer game and we got tons of dads :-)
26:30 to: McTeach (Karen)
Ooops...thanks Kim for putting the link in! :)
26:35 to: Peggy George
Thanks Karen for your links!!
26:37 to: Kim Caise
26:50 to: Peggy George
Dr. Epstein has fabulous resources for parent engagement!
26:54 to: McTeach (Karen)
@Peggy :)
27:06 to: Delbusch
tell parents what you love about their children
27:07 to: Norman
is elluniate expensive
27:38 to: Peggy George (Lorna Costantini-Parents as Partners Blog-Connecting Parents and Schools Using Technology)
27:50 to: Norman
everybody texts these days why not text
28:12 to: Peggy George
28:23 to: Norman
have your students and parents follow you on a twitter account
28:34 to: Peggy George (National Network of Partnership Schools)
28:34 to: stidmama
not all of us have access to texting or internet at home
28:50 to: Peggy George (Teachers Involving Parents in School Work)
29:08 to: Peggy George (Dr. Debbie Pushor’ web site)
29:14 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
@stidmama So what would be the best way to info you?
29:32 to: Norman
if you are here you have access to texting
29:38 to: Peggy George
the link I shared from csos is for Dr. Epstein
29:45 to: Norman
or twittering
29:46 to: Jan
I think many parents think it requires them to be in the building to be involved.
29:52 to: Kim Caise
that is one of the questions on my list for lorna @paula and @stidmama
29:56 to: stidmama
for me personally, I have internet, but many of the families where I live do not. And I am not in cellphone range at home -- many of us aren't
30:01 to: Maureen@bcdtech
We have parents who do their kid's work for them- they do lovely projects and write very well
30:18 to: Peggy George
(Engaging Parents in Raising Achievement Do Parents Know They Matter? Anne Harris,
Dr. Janet Goodall, Warwick University)
30:18 to: Larry A
Research supports this
30:22 to: stidmama
rural and low-income families need help staying in the loop
30:32 to: Norman
yes they do
30:33 to: Nick Siewert
See also Karen Mapp, Beyond the Bakesale:
30:38 to: Norman
no question about that
30:42 to: Jason Graham
listen to what the parents want- how do they want to communicate with you as teacher?
30:44 to: Kim Caise
i lost audio. anyone else?
30:46 to: Peggy George (Teachers Involving Parents in School Work)
30:48 to: Maureen@bcdtech
@stidmama I don't have a cell phone because they don't work where I live- rural hilltown.
30:50 to: Peggy George
Epstein's site
31:06 to: Peggy George
select the default layout to see more of the webtour
31:21 to: Peggy George
31:29 to: Norman
a squadron of F!8s costs more that a lot of computing and cell technolgy for people
31:43 to: Peggy George
we have to do our own scrolling :-)
32:03 to: Peggy George
that is an incredible list of suggestions!!
32:23 to: Kim Caise
32:39 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
How about if meeting are recorded with Flip cam and burned to CD to send home for those who can't attend.
32:46 to: Norman
There is not reason in this day and age to ever use Dear Parents or Guardian in a salutation
32:50 to: Larry Anderson-ADE
I would really love to have this to share with local parents and teachers
32:50 to: Linda Martin 1
What about the parents who don't want to participate in the assignment - sadly there are people like this
32:52 to: Peggy George
this is true "homework"--work that requires the student to do it at home with the parent :-)
33:02 to: stidmama
I like googledocs -- some parents will need tutorials to use this sort of tool
33:15 to: McTeach (Karen)
This is fabulous!
33:24 to: Peggy George
I like the collaborative assignments and not just the assignments that parents do "FOR" their kids :-)
33:39 to: Kim Caise
what about students who have parents that work in the evening or refuse to help the students?
33:53 to: Patti R
Our third grade teacher had complaints from parents on having to work with their child on projects at home...said it took away from "family time"...very discouraging
33:55 to: Linda Martin 1
@Kim Caise that was my question too
34:02 to: Maureen@bcdtech
@Linda I have 2 extremes- the parents who do it all for their kids and the parents who think that it is my job to teach- not theirs and they will not help out at home. Most, luckily are in the middle
34:02 to: Maureen@bcdtech
34:07 to: stidmama
yes, not all parents are available -- and some who want to help feel they don't have the knowledge
34:20 to: Peggy George
don't give the homework the night before it's due--parents care and want to be involved but may need a week to find a time
34:29 to: Norman
I try to create interactive review sheets that the students work on at home in google apps with parents
34:35 to: Larry A
leave voice recording on email to parents explaining things for that class
35:10 to: Norman
35:35 to: stidmama
Like the reading response log idea!
35:35 to: Peggy George
excellent ideas!!!
35:51 to: Norman
our school established communication protocols between parents and teachers
36:01 to: Larry A
It's easier for some parents to listen to the message you leave for them while they do other things than read it and spend time in front of a screen
36:28 to: stidmama
Yes -- and some parents like some kids need that auditory support for written information.
36:52 to: Peggy George (A Simple Phone Call-The Best Way to Ask for Help)
36:53 to: Norman
most of them revolve around emails
37:20 to: Norman
is that niagra catholic in WNY?
37:28 to: Kim Caise
37:28 to: Delbusch
37:39 to: Peggy George
playing for me
37:43 to: Kim Caise
there are scrollbars on the right side to scroll down
37:47 to: Larry Anderson-ADE
playint now
37:48 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
I'm playing it now.
37:49 to: Peggy George
just click on play :-)
37:49 to: Jan
Working for me.
37:53 to: Delbusch
i have it
38:04 to: Jason Graham
we have a class 'mother' who helps relays messages, gets parents together etc..
38:05 to: Norman
so on the other side of the river!
38:24 to: Peggy George
if you have problems seeing it in the webtour you can watch it in your browser. The link will be in the links too
38:37 to: Peggy George
39:12 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
Great video.
39:15 to: Peggy George
I always smiled as a principal when parents were concerned that I knew their child's name--automatically assumed it meant they were always in trouble :-)
39:16 to: Larry A
Using video and audio more is great so parents can get to the info at their convenience and replay to really understand it or review it - getting parents to record some of it is great since they may u
39:16 to: Larry A
se some language that other parents can relate to
39:17 to: Larry Anderson-ADE
39:30 to: Info
grteatr otreach
39:32 to: Peggy George
green check when you're finished watching :-)
39:47 to: Peggy George
great! thanks!
39:48 to: Dotty
we send home an envelope called the Hawkalope. Just started ding it this yer for our middle school
39:58 to: stidmama
yes, this is a good one -- would love to have additional ideas for how to help parents of middle and high schoolers get involved -- so many have gone back to work full time by the time the kids finish
39:58 to: stidmama
40:00 to: Peggy George
the link is on that page
40:21 to: Kim Caise
40:26 to: Kim Caise
is the correct link
40:39 to: Kim Caise
oh ok
40:53 to: Lorna Costantini
40:58 to: Peggy George
I don't know which link you're talking about--sorry
41:13 to: Sheri Edwards
link doesn't work
41:19 to: Peggy George (Parent Reaching Out Handbook)
41:45 to: Peggy George Toronto District School Board Classroom 2.0 Live
42:01 to: Larry A
You can post audio and video on a school site where each teacher has his or her own area and e-mail or text message to parents a reminder to check things
42:05 to: Kim Flack
42:05 to: Info
thanks the last one works
42:05 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
TDSB is amazing at connecting parents using social media.
42:11 to: Peggy George
they are doing fantastic things to connect with parents and you can hear all about them in that Classroom 2.0 LIVE recording
42:42 to: Peggy George (Toronto District School Board using social media)
42:49 to: Jan
I don't know anyone at school, parents or staff, even my own young adult kids who use twitter. I find that interesting.
42:55 to: Maureen@bcdtech
Aviva is doing wonderful things with her 1st grade class
42:58 to: Lorna Costantini
43:08 to: Peggy George Classroom blog grade1 and 3 Ancaster Meadow school
43:16 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
Aviva ROCKS!!!
43:17 to: Linda Martin 1
I use glogster with my students
43:52 to: Maureen@bcdtech
@Jan- I have a couple of parents who follow me on twitter. I need a separate acct for school, tho- most of what I use twitter for at the moment, is not aimed at parents
44:02 to: Peggy George
Aviva is such an incredible teacher and if she can do all of these things with first grades, we have no excuses!!
44:11 to: sal
it's not coming up
44:23 to: Kim Flack
great example!!
44:34 to: Peggy George
wonderful example
44:45 to: Peggy George
just go to her blog in your browser and you'll be able to watch it
44:49 to: Susan Marino 2
Does Glogster have privacy settings? Password protected?
44:50 to: Peggy George
it was slow loading for me too
44:52 to: Kim Caise
44:58 to: Linda Martin 1
yes it does
45:02 to: Peggy George
there is an education version of glogster
45:02 to: Corina
My 3rd graders' book trailers using Glogster
45:06 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
This is a wonderful example of a way to share what is happening in the classroom.
45:42 to: Kim Caise
45:43 to: Peggy George (Student-led Parent-Teacher Conferences)
46:11 to: Kim Flack
i love this! online conference examples to show parents
46:17 to: Peggy George
love you glog Corina!!! Thanks for the link!
46:30 to: Larry A
You can broadcast highlights of parent teacher conferences - give highlights at the end for those who could not come or review for those who came
46:52 to: Corina
Thanks! I'm having a blast since returning to the classroom this year
47:01 to: Peggy George
I love hearing this student explain to her parents about her work in this voicethread!! Even grandparents could watch this and comment :-)
47:06 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
@Corina Great use of Glogster.
47:34 to: Peggy George
47:36 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
I've seen this VT before and love how she talks about her learning.
48:00 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
That is too cute.
48:01 to: Peggy George
what a wonderful example!!
48:02 to: Kim Caise
jason graham is in indonesia and in the session presented a session on using voicethread in innovative ways for the globaledcon this past week
48:02 to: sal
is this voice thread private or can other parents see it
48:08 to: Corina
Great example!
48:24 to: Peggy George
it's public or we wouldn't be able to see it :-)
48:33 to: Corina
Thanks Paula
48:46 to: Peggy George (Matt Montagne Parent Education wiki)
48:50 to: Kim Caise
the student example voicethread we jsut viewed is public
49:20 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
@Corina Technology is the reason I don't want to retire after 35 years in the classroom. I'm having too much fun.
49:24 to: Kim Caise
matt hosts a student led radio show for parents, students to view
49:31 to: Susan Marino 2
VTs have differing levels of sharing thru invites
49:48 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
Love Kevin Honeycutt.
49:55 to: Kim Caise
love kevin honeycutt - he is such a great presenter
50:04 to: Kim Flack
he is!
50:08 to: Peggy George
50:24 to: Kim Caise
50:37 to: Peggy George
Kevin's TV show Raising Digital Kids is a fabulous resource for parents!
50:46 to: Kim Caise
click the play button to start the video on your computer
51:25 to: Larry A
A site with video talks for parents about a school is a great idea
51:32 to: Peggy George
Kevin has videos on all kinds of topics for parents--all short but excellent advice!
52:04 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
I'm having trouble with buffering issues. Video is stopping and starting.
52:18 to: Peggy George
go to Kevin's website and click on the link for Raising Digital Kids to see them all:
52:23 to: Kim Caise
i couldn't get it to start to i opened the video in another window to play later
52:26 to: Kim Caise
53:01 to: Kim Caise
been having tons of problems with firefox lately. keep getting an error message about plug in container failed or something like that
53:25 to: Norman
why does everyone think we have to be shown every last click about something
53:29 to: Peggy George
that site has a lot of fantastic resources for you to use with parents if you want to do parent workshops
53:47 to: Info
53:49 to: Kim Flack
here is one from PBS Parents that is helpful for talking with teachers:
54:02 to: Peggy George
that's on our list for today Kim :-)
54:12 to: Kim Flack
aww ty :)
54:13 to: Peggy George
54:27 to: Peggy George (PBS Frontline Digital Nation Parent Survey)
54:55 to: Kim Caise
55:00 to: Delbusch
55:09 to: Peggy George
55:10 to: Kim Caise
55:50 to: Peggy George
(Engaging Parents in Raising Achievement Do Parents Know They Matter? Anne Harris,
Dr. Janet Goodall, Warwick University)
56:00 to: Kim Caise
56:04 to: Peggy George (Lorna Costantini-Parents as Partners Blog-Connecting Parents and Schools Using Technology)
56:06 to: Kim Caise
i misspelled the onther link
56:34 to: Peggy George (Dr. Debbie Pushor’ web site)
57:03 to: Kim Flack
where is the moodle course?
57:03 to: Peggy George
Mike Herrity's presentation about their parent portal was outstanding!! great example of parent communication
57:27 to: Peggy George (Digital Parent Engagement - Lorna Costantini Presentation for K12 Online Conference 2010)
57:31 to: Linda Martin
My interent went down - can I get the recording of this so I can see what i missed?
58:25 to: LangLabCindy
Anyone have a portal that they highly recommend?
58:25 to: Sheri Edwards
@Norman Have you created a parent portal with google sites? would that work?
58:25 to: Peggy George
yes LInda
58:33 to: Kim Caise
you sure can at on our archives and resources page
58:39 to: Peggy George
everything is being recorded and will be available in our archives after the show
58:47 to: Kim Caise
anne collier is a fantastic resource
59:08 to: Jan
Anyone use classmeet to involve parents in a chat room discussion with students during the school day?
59:13 to: Peggy George
the digital nation site has excellent resources related to parent engagement
59:27 to: Tracey 4
Thank you for making this available so quickly
59:47 to: Norman
why wouldnt it work
59:52 to: Peggy George (Creating a Facebook page for your school)
1:00:07 to: Peggy George (Edutopia: Home to School Connections Guide Tip List-#1 Go where parents are)
1:00:10 to: Larry Anderson-ADE
Great job, Lorna, to help us see the vast expanse of resources available on this topic
1:00:19 to: Peggy George
(Parentella: How to Engage Parents at a Title I School blog post)
1:00:23 to: Kim Flack
fantastic resources!!
1:00:31 to: stidmama
thank you lorna -- this was a great overview of what is possible
1:00:37 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
Thank you Lorna. Great info and resources.
1:00:46 to: Alisha
1:00:46 to: McTeach (Karen)
Yay!! Donalyn and Lee, back-to-back!!!!
1:00:49 to: Peggy George
wonderful overview and resources Lorna!! Thank you!!!
1:01:15 to: Delbusch
Thanks for the wonderful session. I am going to talk to our principal on Monday about some of these ideas. We just got My Student's Progress up but we can do much more.
1:01:25 to: Peggy George
can't wait to have Donalyn Miller talk about Book Whisperer!! McTeach told us about her experience with that earlier
1:01:26 to: Lorna Costantini
I really hope you will share your resources in the wiki
1:01:28 to: Jane 2
Thank you for all the excellent resources and ideas!
1:01:32 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
@Karen I'm almost finished reading her book. Thanks for informing me about it during your session.
1:01:37 to: Peggy George
remember all of the links are here today:
1:01:43 to: McTeach (Karen)
Yay! Peggy!!!!
1:01:43 to: irv
Came late, but what I heard and saw was excellent
1:01:45 to: Jason Graham
Thanks great info
1:01:57 to: LangLabCindy
Thanks for the information and resources!!
1:02:00 to: McTeach (Karen)
Paula, my pleasure!! I just love her!!
1:02:12 to: Norman
nice job
1:02:14 to: Lorna Costantini
Thanks everyone - please pass the info on and ask for people to share their good ideas
1:02:24 to: Sheri Edwards
Thanks Lorna -- I'm going to start a parent blog this weekend now@
1:02:25 to: McTeach (Karen)
Peggy...I'm really looking forward to hearing Donalyn!!!
1:02:41 to: Lorna Costantini
1:02:45 to: Roberto
this is truly a beautiful resource
1:02:46 to: Kim Caise
1:02:48 to: Lorna Costantini
you can share hear as well
1:03:03 to: McTeach (Karen)
Had a student say there were going to download my show. My response, "Why?"
1:03:10 to: Delbusch
I didn't get the whole address for the tiny
1:03:11 to: Peggy George
1:03:14 to: Info
this has been a great session. thanks again
1:03:15 to: Peggy George
I know why McTeach!
1:03:21 to: Kim Caise
1:03:25 to: McTeach (Karen)
1:03:37 to: LangLabCindy
@Peggy - the link for creating a FB page for your school came up as not a trustworthy site (according to Firefox) - is it safe? Says it is spam-y.
1:03:51 to: Norman
sticking out your tongue:)
1:04:12 to: Peggy George
you are welcome to use the recordings of these shows to share with teachers in f2f workshops at your school too! sometimes just showing a webinar and having a conversation in your own school is a grea
1:04:12 to: Peggy George
t way to expand the ideas
1:04:26 to: Peggy George
yes it's trustworthy
1:04:37 to: Peggy George
sometimes your browser says that when it's the first time you visit a site
1:04:37 to: Lorna Costantini
1:04:44 to: Norman
is elluminate expernesive?
1:04:47 to: Lorna Costantini
add your ideas
1:04:48 to: Norman
1:04:58 to: Delbusch
thank you
1:05:36 to: Peggy George
it's not a facebook page but a blog post about using Facebook with parents
1:05:53 to: Norman
i missed it sorry
1:05:55 to: Roberto
whats a helicopter parent?
1:06:04 to: Sally
can you possibly turn off the voice thread?
1:06:06 to: Peggy George
parents often want to be involved but don't know how to be involved without doing too much for their own kids
1:06:21 to: Peggy George
the voicethread may be in your browser
1:06:23 to: Jan
Some people need so much information and feel our of control when they don't have it.
1:06:27 to: Peggy George
it's not up in webtour right now
1:06:37 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
Helicopter parent - one who hovers too much over their child.
1:06:48 to: Peggy George
great Paula!
1:06:56 to: Roberto
Thanks Paula : )
1:07:22 to: Linda Martin
@peggy george We unfortunately have been having the problem of parents doing the work for the kids because they are so competitive
1:07:26 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
@Roberto You're welcome.
1:07:43 to: Peggy George
exactly Linda!!! that's a helicopter parent :-)
1:07:48 to: Roberto
1:07:49 to: Deb (MN)
OMG - Offer to write lesson plans!!
1:08:06 to: Tracey 4
"Helicopter Parent" - love it!
1:08:26 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
It would be interesting to see what kind of lesson plans parents would write.
1:08:27 to: McTeach (Karen)
Linda...that's why I have kids do a lot of work in the classroom.
1:08:41 to: Linda Martin
actually - we have a helicopter parent, but she doesn't do the work for her kids, she actually gives them more work (even pretests before the tests) and wants to know what is going on all of the time,
1:08:41 to: Linda Martin
but then there are others who are obviously doing the work becuase the kids cannot duplicate the work in the classroom
1:08:42 to: Peggy George
they want their kids to get good grades so they make sure they get their homework done (often by doing it themselves) and then (BIG GRIN) the kid forgets to turn it in :-)
1:08:52 to: Norman
how do you find a private message
1:09:03 to: Peggy George
it's in color with your name Norman
1:09:10 to: Peggy George
scroll way back up...
1:09:17 to: Tracey 4
I often grade helicopter parents' projects.
1:09:17 to: Larry Anderson-ADE
I think I would laugh and say something like "Oh, that's a good one! I'll fill out your income tax forms. Ha!" -- but not condescending...Just treat it as though they had tried to make a joike
1:09:28 to: Peggy George
funny Larry!!!
1:09:33 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
This year I am having my students do projects at school that I normally assigned at home mainly to provide more support then most get at home.
1:09:40 to: Peggy George
humor can often be a great way to make a point :-)
1:09:47 to: Sally
thanks all great session. I've got lots of options to consider.
1:10:03 to: Peggy George
no-assign homework that isn't a fill in the blank kind of assignment
1:10:14 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
Also 100% of them get a project done to turn in if it is done at school.
1:10:21 to: Peggy George
very true Paula
1:10:26 to: Tracey 4
Paula - I'm doing the same - to provide more support and to assure it's student work
1:10:51 to: edwaves
Sorry but I have to go. Before that I wanted to say that parents and students are asking for more. I guess they liked our efforts and want more. T
1:11:00 to: Peggy George
that's why posting student work examples on wikis and blogs is so valuable for parents--they get a good idea about what is being learned in school and can ask their child questions about it
1:11:11 to: edwaves
Thank you.
1:11:15 to: Peggy George
thanks edwaves!
1:11:21 to: Deb (MN)
Doing the projects in school also allows for modeling the process, something they're likely to miss if done at home or by a parent.
1:11:23 to: edwaves
clap clap clap
1:11:24 to: sal
how about privacy
1:11:35 to: Tracey 4
modeling and guided practice
1:11:40 to: Peggy George
there really are many alternatives for managing homework
1:11:49 to: Tracey 4
both most likely missed at home
1:11:50 to: Jan
Also valuable to post tutorials, showing how to work out a math problem, etc. (
1:11:53 to: stidmama
I like that parent's response -- that if homework is too much and kid doesn't have free time there needs to be some balance
1:11:58 to: Kim Flack
I just hope as parents - we all remember to ask our children every day what they enjoyed about school that day - and not accept "nothing" for an answer - dig a bit deeper -- even when we are busy and
1:11:58 to: Kim Flack
1:12:03 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
@sal You can set up a wiki that is joined by invite only.
1:12:04 to: Sally
Peggy can you repost the glam url?
1:12:14 to: Peggy George
some teachers are using homework by video taping their lecture (screencasts, etc.) and students watch it at home and then use class time for discussing it
1:12:17 to: Peggy George
1:12:19 to: Mridu
good question
1:12:44 to: Norman
thank you kim
1:12:46 to: Roberto
DVD or CD! Brilliant!
1:13:01 to: Peggy George
and you can always find the recording link and all of the links in our archives too
1:13:14 to: mseedii
there are several local resouces that will provide free computers, you have to look for them and have the teachers post or give that information to the parents
1:13:17 to: Norman
gotta go see everyone later
1:13:21 to: Jan
My math homework is given weekly and students have choices of online and paper opportunities.
1:13:27 to: Linda Martin
We use PowerSchool for the students grades and I think only about 50% of the parents actually check it for assignments and grades. They seem shocked when report cards come around. How do we get them
1:13:27 to: Linda Martin
to actually use the resources that the school provides
1:13:29 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
We as educators should be lobbying for free Internet access for all.
1:13:30 to: Peggy George
such good advice Kim Flack!!!
1:13:56 to: Peggy George
my kids/grandkids are always eager to tell about the "other" kids that got in trouble at school that day but nothing about what they learned :-)
1:14:17 to: Kim Flack
webpages and all the other tools we have talked about are wonderful resources for parents/grandparents for us to use to dig deeper with our kids to help that discussion ;)
1:14:25 to: Jan
Love the phone in option. Do you know what that tool is?
1:14:30 to: stidmama
thank you for these alternate ideas -- I have also been wondering how to get computers into homes for the families whose finances don't allow such things, especially since the public libraries are oft
1:14:30 to: stidmama
en 20 miles or more away from the rural homes of students
1:14:37 to: Kim Caise
can't remember off hand jan
1:14:45 to: Peggy George
great question Linda!! View the session with Mike Herrity on the parent portal. He had some great suggestions about how they got parents to use the tool. very effective
1:14:54 to: Larry Anderson-ADE
Sometimes, school cannot give away old computers. Inventory & legal issue. "You cannot give away that which was purchased with public funds." Getting stuff OFF inventory sometimes is a headache. No
1:14:54 to: Larry Anderson-ADE
t always, but sometimes.
1:14:59 to: Susan Marino 2
Google Voice for online
1:15:02 to: Linda Martin
i think these are great tools as long as parents are going to use them - I'd hater for the teachers to work extra hours on making a glogster or blog only to learn that only a few parents are actually
1:15:02 to: Linda Martin
viewing it
1:15:05 to: Jan
Thank you.
1:15:09 to: Peggy George
1:15:18 to: stidmama
but schools could write a grant for getting computers into the homes...
1:15:50 to: Tracey 4
Larry- my district's attitude exactly. Can't even give away discarded library books - have to recycle them instead. It's beyond me
1:15:51 to: irv
Bye everyone, thank you.
1:15:57 to: Jan
Sounds like we as teachers need to ask parents what tools they have and use and work with those.
1:16:09 to: McTeach (Karen)
I only had one very noisy parent who was against it. Had nothing to do with me...she thought no parent of a seventh grader should allow their child on facebook. So, she made sure my principal forced m
1:16:09 to: McTeach (Karen)
e to take it down.
1:16:13 to: stidmama
yes jan, that is what I was just thinking
1:16:15 to: Tracey 4
good point Jan
1:16:22 to: Kim Flack
@Joy - good idea to do a survey
1:16:25 to: Larry Anderson-ADE
FB -- ignoring it certainly isn't the right answer. Parents should talk with their children about it.
1:16:29 to: Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) 2
I wish everyone in U.S. a wonderful Thanksgiving. Have a great weekend. Great seesion and thank you to all involved.
1:16:50 to: Peggy George
@Larry Anderson--I know what you mean about disposing of computers and the same is true for schools accepting donated computers. Sometimes they won't allow them if they are not compatible with the dis
1:16:50 to: Peggy George
trict-wide plan
1:18:07 to: Tracey 4
red tape and politics = lower quality of education for our students
1:18:07 to: Len H
I recently donated 2 Dell computers to my district, so I could have them in my room for student use.
1:18:07 to: Peggy George
thank you Paula!! I'm enjoying my Thanksgiving break with my entire family in North Carolina! So excited to have all 3 of my daughters together! First time in about 7 years
1:18:14 to: Jan
1:18:22 to: Kim Flack
thank you so much! great session!
1:18:31 to: Mridu
Thanks for the session
1:18:39 to: Tracey 4
Our IT Dept won't service donated computers. It's insane
1:18:39 to: Roberto
is there a way that using the Student Information System
1:18:41 to: stidmama
thank you so much for this session! I feel so invigorated about the possibilities!
1:18:42 to: Kim Caise
1:18:48 to: Peggy George
Outstanding session Lorna!! Lots to explore after the show!
1:18:55 to: Kim Flack
hurray Lorna!
1:19:09 to: Lorna Costantini
1:19:09 to: Peggy George
We'll get the recording link posted as soon as eveyone is logged out of the Elluminate room so it can be processed
1:19:13 to: Jan
Thank you so much.
1:19:22 to: Lorna Costantini
thanks for coming today
1:19:24 to: Roberto
thank you so much guys
1:19:26 to: Peggy George
thank you everyone for joining us!! See you in 2 weeks!
1:19:29 to: Len H
Thanks so much, Lorna!!! :)
1:19:30 to: Lorna Costantini
she you all next week
1:19:47 to: McTeach (Karen)
Thank you!!
1:19:48 to: Peggy George
Really looking forward to hearing from the Book Whisperer :-)
1:19:51 to: Deb (MN)
Bummed I was late - look forward to checking out th resources!
1:19:51 to: Lorna Costantini
bye everyone!!
1:19:52 to: Peggy George
Thanks all!!