Classroom 2.0 LIVE webinar, Peekapak: Social Emotional Learning with special guest presenter, Ami Shah.

November 19, 2016

00:26 - Peggy George
Paula we should have you do a presentation on the Essential 12 (Essential 55). They are great!

00:42 - Peggy George
Hi Tery! Welcome!

01:14 - Peggy George
Paula introduced me to Peekapak and I love what I've been seeing! Can't wait to have Ami share all about it!

01:32 - Peggy George
Our Livebinder of resources for today:

02:20 - Peggy George
I love it when our participants discover new programs and potential presenters at conference they attend! Always let us know if you meet someone we could invite to share with us.

02:38 - Peggy George
How exciting that Paula's students got to talk with both Ami and Angie!!

03:24 - Peggy George
we often hear the term character education but it's even more when you think about social emotional learning :-)

03:51 - Peggy George

04:03 - Peggy George (Resources for Ami’ presentation)

04:50 - Peggy George

05:55 - Peggy George
I think it's so important for character education to be integrated throughout everything and not just be a separate lessons/activity.

06:05 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Oh I forgot to mention that the co-founders of Peekapak, Ami and Angie, have been friends since 4th grade.

06:21 - Peggy George
that's so awesome Paula :-)

07:52 - Peggy George
There are so many terrific resources on Ami's document! It is in the Livebinder and you'll want to explore them later.

08:23 - @plnaugle (Paula)
My Line Up or Group Up activity -

08:53 - Peggy George
thanks Paula! I'll add that to our Livebinder :-)

09:09 - Peggy George
those characters are adorable!!!

10:03 - Peggy George
Peekapak Pals :-)

10:40 - @plnaugle (Paula)
When I first introduce Peekapak this year, we had already done at least one read aloud a day. When I read the first Peekapak book the students applauded when it was completed. That hadn't happened with any other books I'd shared.

11:00 - Peggy George
what a great story Paula!

12:09 - @plnaugle (Paula)
My students love the Peekapak characters in the books.

12:37 - Peggy George
if you have any questions for Ami as we go along please type them in the chat and Lorie will ask her during Q/A

12:59 - Dejan Kreculj
Hi Sava!

13:18 - Peggy George
the young kids often don't have the words to express their feelings accurately.

13:43 - Peggy George
love that! How do you be the boss of yourself :-)

13:59 - @plnaugle (Paula)
These skills need to be addressed in today's classroom, and Peekapak is a great way to do so.

14:14 - Peggy George (Peekapak YouTube channel)

14:51 - Peggy George
those are like the java lamps :-) very calming!

15:01 - @plnaugle (Paula)
We will be making calming jars for our classroom and other classrooms at our school after our Thanksgiving vacation.

15:13 - Peggy George
those would be great for faculty meetings :-)

16:37 - Peggy George
that kind of movement is definitely helpful for calming kids and getting the wiggles out!

16:49 - Peggy George
do any of you use yoga in your classrooms?

17:01 - Doug Henry in San Leandro, CA
We could do virtual calming jars on our computers!

17:14 - Peggy George
how Doug??? love that idea!

18:08 - @plnaugle (Paula)
We do stretching exercises on occasion.

18:16 - Doug Henry in San Leandro, CA
Program in a web page - shake button...

18:47 - Peggy George
that's something I definitely want to learn about Doug. :-)

19:09 - @plnaugle (Paula)
I remember when this dress was all over social media. I saw blue and black.

19:19 - Peggy George
I was just thinking that Paula :-)

19:45 - @plnaugle (Paula)
My students love to snuggle and read with stuffed animals.

20:09 - Doug Henry in San Leandro, CA
Paint programs on the computer are calming to my students

20:26 - Peggy George
caring for a class pet really helps to teach responsibility and caring

20:33 - @plnaugle (Paula)
I've suggested to Ami that Peekapak needs to market Leo the Hedgehog stuffed animal for classrooms.

20:44 - Peggy George
great idea Paula!

21:17 - Peggy George
those skills are definitely essential at all ages!

23:41 - Peggy George
how cute!

24:44 - fidel
It is not only for children to develop

25:18 - @plnaugle (Paula)
This is an unplugged coding activity I will use with my students during Hour of Code. After they learn how to do the graphing problems, they sit back to back and give each other directions to complete the graph.

26:04 - Peggy George
if any of you have great resources or examples of social emotional learning please post the links in the chat and I'll add them to the Livebinder later.

27:15 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Do any of you use Random Acts of Kindness with your students? During December my students participate in RACK - Random Acts of Christmas Kindness.

27:23 - Peggy George
really important point about integrating them with your current teaching! Can't think of them as "add-ons"!

27:55 - Peggy George
I used to have Random Acts of Kindness days/weeks at my school when I was a principal! Everyone loved them!

28:33 - Peggy George
Do any of you have questions for Ami?

28:40 - @plnaugle (Paula)
RACK Challenge Board -

29:38 - Peggy George
yes! bite-sized lessons really help!

30:17 - Peggy George (Peekapak Frequently Asked Questions)

30:32 - Peggy George
what fun!!!

31:15 - Peggy George
Ami, how do you keep your lessons so current with the latest pop stars? Are you constantly updating them?

31:37 - Lorie Moffat
I think that was a teacher's activity, Peggy.

31:59 - Peggy George (Introductory letter for parents)

32:20 - Peggy George
Full URL for those resources:

32:58 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Ami, can you address the research that supports your work with Peekapak?

33:06 - Peggy George

33:41 - Peggy George
Character cards:

34:13 - Peggy George
Peekapak Pals

35:10 - Peggy George
The Kindness video on their website:

35:30 - Peggy George
what would a beta tester do?

35:55 - Peggy George
can Peekapak be used anywhere around the world? P

36:40 - Peggy George
Do you have to register to access all of the free resources?

37:54 - Peggy George
Tell us more about the Pro account. If you sign up for a Pro account as a teacher, who can use that access? Only the teacher?

38:39 - Peggy George
I love that they are so open to teacher input and feedback!

39:04 - Peggy George
can you be a beta tester if you don't have a classroom?

39:09 - Peggy George (Peekapak pricing and features for Premium version)

39:25 - Peggy George
Terrific that they have some Spanish books!

40:19 - fidel
I would be interested in Sapnish books

40:30 - Peggy George
I'll bet these books would inspire kids to want to write some of their own books/stories!

40:46 - @plnaugle (Paula) #2
Yes, they do Peggy.

41:04 - Peggy George

41:48 - Peggy George
the parents can use the classroom subscription without subscribing themselves? that is awesome!

42:37 - Peggy George
there are some great resources and ideas for social emotional learning on Pinterest too :-) (Pinterest pins for social emotional learning)

42:52 - Peggy George
nice bonus for beta testers :-)

42:52 - @plnaugle (Paula) #2
Share Peekapak with your teacher friends in lower grades and encourage them to become beta testers.

43:28 - Peggy George
any other questions?

43:43 - Peggy George
thank you so much Ami!!!

43:52 - Heather
who was involved in the design of this program?

43:53 - stidmama
Thank you for this session! I have so much to think about and LOVE the idea.

44:07 - Peggy George
great question Heather :-)

44:42 - Peggy George
In case you missed the Livebinder link with all of today's resources:

44:51 - Dejan Kreculj

45:10 - Peggy George
I love that it has grown out of real classrooms and teacher ideas!

45:35 - Peggy George
I'll add the youtube recording of this presentation to the Livebinder later today.

46:51 - Ami Shah
For the spanish books, you can see our first two here:

47:18 - fidel
Thank you

47:26 - @plnaugle (Paula) #3
Sorry, have lsot my connection twice today. :) Ami, thank you so much for being with us today. i hope more educators will join us on Peekapak.

47:43 - Ami Shah
If anyone wants to be a beta tester, please email me at or pick a time at

47:55 - Ami Shah
Thanks Paula for having me!

48:20 - Peggy George
I hope you'll all come back every Saturday that you can!

48:30 - stidmama
<3 thanks to all of you for your dedication and time to help us.

48:39 - Peggy George
If you know of any presenters you would like to suggest for our shows, please let us know!!

48:44 - Laura Antichi

48:49 - Peggy George (Classroom 2.0 LIVE survey link to request PD certificates for live or recorded webinars)

48:56 - Peggy George (Nominate a Featured Teacher for our shows--you can nominate yourself too if you’ like to present for us)

49:00 - stidmama
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving (those of you who are in the U.S.) !

49:11 - @plnaugle (Paula) #3
Everyone have a great weekend and to those in the U.S. Happy Thanksgiving. :)

49:23 - Patti Ruffing #2
Thank you, Ami!

49:24 - Peggy George
Yes!! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who celebrate it this week!

49:28 - tam
Happy Thanksgiving!

49:32 - Peggy George
Thank you all for joining us!!!

49:32 - Janet P
Thanks a bunch!