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Parents as Partners Episode #11 September 15, 2008

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  • Length: 63:17 minutes (28.97 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 22kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

Jeannine St. Amand, Cindy Seibel, Penny Lindballe, Joanne McMahon join show regulars, Matt Montagne, Lorna Costantini and Cindy Zautcke as they kick off the school year. Jeannine St. Amand comes from New Brunswick where she chairs District Education Council 18 in Fredericton New Brunswick. Cindy Seibel is graduate student and a full-time technology director for the Calgary School Board. Cindy is currently designing a parent portal. Please go to her blog and Wiki and give your thoughts on setting up the portal. Penny Lindballe and Joanne McMahon gave an update on their Local Ning parent network and Kindergarten blog. There is a lot of excitement in their community with the use of a parent driven network that links parents together in supporting their community and their school. Parents posted lists of school supplies as well as sharing recipes for back to school lunches.Joanne has started her own Kindergarten Blog

2008-09-15 20:50:03 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: Wow! Y'all are early! :)

2008-09-15 20:51:26 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: Can hear typing . . . loud

2008-09-15 20:51:50 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: too low now

2008-09-15 20:52:10 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: Lorna - Hard to hear you now

2008-09-15 20:53:46 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: Who's typing?

2008-09-15 20:54:11 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: Just mute the mic while typing .. .

2008-09-15 20:54:31 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: A little echo or tinny sounding, but ok.

2008-09-15 20:55:03 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: better

2008-09-15 20:55:19 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: But you need to speak up

2008-09-15 20:55:24 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: Lorna

2008-09-15 20:55:35 [Message] jeannine -> -EdTechTalk: you sound good to me

2008-09-15 20:55:36 [Message] lorna -> -EdTechTalk: r we good

2008-09-15 20:55:39 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: Much better

2008-09-15 20:55:51 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: Remember I'm 30 sec behind . .

2008-09-15 20:56:11 [Message] jeannine -> -EdTechTalk: I have a lot more windows open than usual...if I need to mute what is the best way?

2008-09-15 20:56:28 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: do you have one on your mic/

2008-09-15 20:56:30 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: ?

2008-09-15 20:56:46 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: a mute button on the mic?

2008-09-15 20:56:59 [Message] jeannine -> -EdTechTalk: yes

2008-09-15 20:57:27 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: I'd use that jeannine. It's easier to find than a window.

2008-09-15 20:57:37 [Message] jeannine -> -EdTechTalk: thanks

2008-09-15 20:57:38 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: all sound good!

2008-09-15 20:57:55 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Hi ETT friends! Great to see you!

2008-09-15 20:58:14 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: I'm following you PeggyG

2008-09-15 20:58:19 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: :)

2008-09-15 20:58:35 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: No I'm following you!

2008-09-15 20:58:48 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: audio is coming through great for me

2008-09-15 20:59:52 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Oh exciting Lorna-you're trying your new strategy for recorded audio :-)

2008-09-15 21:00:01 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: Echo doesn't come through on the stream.

2008-09-15 21:00:37 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: Hit record! ;)

2008-09-15 21:01:20 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: Hi penross!

2008-09-15 21:01:56 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: what an amazing network around the world!

2008-09-15 21:03:52 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: appreciate the intro Lorna-always good to have that as a focus

2008-09-15 21:07:23 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: Sounds exciting!

2008-09-15 21:07:23 [Message] cheryloakes -> -EdTechTalk: Nice sound folks.

2008-09-15 21:07:30 [Message] czautcke -> -EdTechTalk: Welcome cheryloakes--Matt normally welcomes, but he's chatting!

2008-09-15 21:07:46 [Message] cheryloakes -> -EdTechTalk: sounds like a true multi tasker!

2008-09-15 21:08:24 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: you have some exciting guests on tonight as well as coming in the future!

2008-09-15 21:10:33 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: anti-bullying resources and guest-very timely and important

2008-09-15 21:11:52 [Message] matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: hey y'all

2008-09-15 21:12:17 [Message] cheryloakes -> -EdTechTalk: Hey Matt and Lorna

2008-09-15 21:12:18 [Message] matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: welcome and thanks for joining us on PAP...our first webcast of the year!! w00t!!

2008-09-15 21:12:21 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: what a great topic-leveraging web 2.0 tools for parent engagement :-)

2008-09-15 21:13:03 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: fantastic audio Lorna-hooray!

2008-09-15 21:13:31 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: that was a great intro!

2008-09-15 21:13:37 [Message] matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: Cindy Siebel's Blog: http://blog.tech4learning.ca/

2008-09-15 21:13:59 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: Is there a wiki with upcoming show topics for this show?

2008-09-15 21:14:18 [Message] matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: @sheila...hold up...we have a blog post

2008-09-15 21:14:52 [Message] matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: upcoming PAP line-up: http://www.ourschool.ca/parents-as-partners-upcoming-fall-shows.html

2008-09-15 21:15:03 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: Thanks!

2008-09-15 21:15:18 [Message] matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: hey J Dub...

2008-09-15 21:15:21 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: @cheryloakes-wasn't that a wonderful demo by Lorna to play a recorded audio without any squealing. I'm so impressed!

2008-09-15 21:15:42 [Message] cheryloakes -> -EdTechTalk: that was great, did she do it on a mac?

2008-09-15 21:15:47 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: I'm very impressed too!

2008-09-15 21:15:48 [Message] JenW -> -EdTechTalk: hey MM

2008-09-15 21:15:53 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: think so

2008-09-15 21:15:57 [Message] matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: @PeggyG....lorna is a pro!!! New technique she learned this week...gotta give her props!

2008-09-15 21:16:28 [Message] matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: playing recorded audio into the stream is a definite skill!

2008-09-15 21:16:43 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: she shared her tips with me and I can't wait to try them out. Purchased Nicecast :-)

2008-09-15 21:16:45 [Message] cheryloakes -> -EdTechTalk: matt, is it with a mac?

2008-09-15 21:16:56 [Message] cheryloakes -> -EdTechTalk: Peggy G, n icecast is good.

2008-09-15 21:17:06 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Yes her instructions on PDF were for Mac

2008-09-15 21:17:17 [Message] cheryloakes -> -EdTechTalk: okay, something else to learn.

2008-09-15 21:17:19 [Message] matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: @Cheryl...yep, mac with nicecast...I think she is using soundflower as well...

2008-09-15 21:17:34 [Message] cheryloakes -> -EdTechTalk: okay, thanks matt, more learning for sure.

2008-09-15 21:17:39 [Message] matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: nicecast on the mac is quite NICE!!

2008-09-15 21:18:00 [Message] cheryloakes -> -EdTechTalk: yes I agree. I tried to learn ubercast, but failed miserably

2008-09-15 21:18:25 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: I tried ubercast too. Looks slick but I need more practice!

2008-09-15 21:18:37 [Message] matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: Jeannine's Blog: http://toolsofengagement.wordpress.com/

2008-09-15 21:19:40 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: That's great Jeannine! Can't wait to read what you have written about the Connectivism course

2008-09-15 21:19:43 [Message] lorna -> -EdTechTalk: http://edutrails.edublogs.org/

2008-09-15 21:19:54 [Message] matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: wow, over 300 wikis!!! has to be some record!!

2008-09-15 21:20:01 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: Need to do some school work . . . . Will catch the rest later! Thanks so much! Looking forward to more shows!

2008-09-15 21:20:10 [Message] cheryloakes -> -EdTechTalk: see ya shelia

2008-09-15 21:20:10 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: bye Sheila

2008-09-15 21:20:16 [Message] sheila -> -EdTechTalk: bye

2008-09-15 21:20:16 [Message] matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: does this beat monday nite football or what!!

2008-09-15 21:20:23 [Message] matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: chow sheila!

2008-09-15 21:21:18 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Absolutely! beats football and politics!

2008-09-15 21:21:29 [Message] Penny -> -EdTechTalk: sounds great jeannine -- wish our district was more allowing of those types of communications

2008-09-15 21:22:14 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Very exciting approach Jeannine!

2008-09-15 21:23:00 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: great idea to start with the school councils!

2008-09-15 21:24:14 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: @lorna that was my experience with school councils too

2008-09-15 21:24:50 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: but what you're suggesting is a way to reach parents and public who are interested but can't attend meetings

2008-09-15 21:25:17 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: information/knowledge is power :-)

2008-09-15 21:25:45 [Message] Penny -> -EdTechTalk: That's why we are at the library!!

2008-09-15 21:27:06 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: @jeannine-thanks for paving the way and working out the bugs. You are a great role model for all of us

2008-09-15 21:28:50 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: I remember Penny and Joanne-that was a great conversation!

2008-09-15 21:30:21 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: oh boy! that is wonderful news to hear you've overcome that first administrative hurdle and the Ning is blossoming! Congratulations!

2008-09-15 21:32:15 [Message] jeannine -> -EdTechTalk: Feedback through comments is soooo nice

2008-09-15 21:32:43 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Yes! think I need to change colors because I'm chatting too much!

2008-09-15 21:32:45 [Message] Penny -> -EdTechTalk: JOannes blog --

2008-09-15 21:33:07 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: everyone needs a cheerleader!!!!

2008-09-15 21:33:50 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: I'm so excited for you about your Ning! That is fantastic! 48 members already!

2008-09-15 21:33:51 [Message] Penny -> -EdTechTalk: www.2468meetmeatthegardengate.blogspot.com

2008-09-15 21:35:08 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: you're so wise to go slowly--even though we're dying to see your success we don't want to foul it up

2008-09-15 21:35:56 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: L)L

2008-09-15 21:35:59 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: LOL

2008-09-15 21:38:30 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: I remember Dennis Richards. He is a rare, excellent Supt.

2008-09-15 21:38:55 [Message] jeannine -> -EdTechTalk: I like to show people my Netvibes page - 1 on 1 -

2008-09-15 21:39:21 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: @jeannine-that's an excellent way to share your networking resources

2008-09-15 21:41:37 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: that's a great analogy re: pens/pencils and computers

2008-09-15 21:45:15 [Message] Penny -> -EdTechTalk: www.phonevite.com

2008-09-15 21:45:42 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: wow-education minister who is a blogger himself. Great!

2008-09-15 21:46:29 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: I'm looking at it. Great tool!

2008-09-15 21:47:13 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: looks like you have to enter all of your contact phone numbers

2008-09-15 21:47:36 [Message] Penny -> -EdTechTalk: just once -- then the group is there for you to go back to

2008-09-15 21:47:48 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: I think that would work great for your classroom parents!

2008-09-15 21:48:31 [Message] matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: looks like they have a fee based option as well with more functionality...looks like both the free and paid versions could be quite helpful...

2008-09-15 21:49:35 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: wonder how phonevite handles answering machines?

2008-09-15 21:49:57 [Message] Penny -> -EdTechTalk: I let my machine pick up and the message was delivered fine

2008-09-15 21:50:09 [Message] Penny -> -EdTechTalk: just to check that out

2008-09-15 21:50:21 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: change can be such a slow process, but it's worth it to take the time

2008-09-15 21:50:34 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Thanks Penny-that's great news

2008-09-15 21:51:20 [Message] jeannine -> -EdTechTalk: it is hard to have too many social networks -

2008-09-15 21:51:22 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: one parent at a time--excellent point Lorna!

2008-09-15 21:51:24 [Message] Penny -> -EdTechTalk: there is also a page that gives the status of each call

2008-09-15 21:52:25 [Message] jeannine -> -EdTechTalk: because I saw Matt use Twitter to update Facebook I taught myself how to do it

2008-09-15 21:53:36 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: they could create an iGoogle page or Netvibes/Pageflakes home page to compile their many social network feeds. But that's another level of educating/teaching them.

2008-09-15 21:54:29 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: both Ning and Facebook will allow them to send email notifications of updates to themselves

2008-09-15 21:54:47 [Message] Penny -> -EdTechTalk: @Peggy -- that is a screencast i'm thinking of placing on the ning

2008-09-15 21:56:02 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: yes, do that! It would be such a help for the parents!

2008-09-15 22:01:46 [Message] czautcke -> -EdTechTalk: I hadn't thought of doing a screencast--what a great idea!

2008-09-15 22:02:23 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: lots of great food for thought tonight! Thank you all!!

2008-09-15 22:02:45 [Message] jeannine -> -EdTechTalk: looking forward to Dean!

2008-09-15 22:03:03 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: you're all going to be famous after the K12online conference!

2008-09-15 22:03:22 [Message] jeannine -> -EdTechTalk: see you in the chat room next time PeggyG

2008-09-15 22:03:28 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: You bet!

2008-09-15 22:03:52 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Dean Shareski is some an awesome educator!

2008-09-15 22:04:09 [Message] matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: thanks y'all...

2008-09-15 22:04:17 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: happy to be cheering for all of you!

2008-09-15 22:04:40 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: good night!

2008-09-15 22:04:53 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: LOL

2008-09-15 22:05:05 [Message] czautcke -> -EdTechTalk: Good night.

2008-09-15 22:06:52 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk: Looks like I missed all the fun tonight.