Parents as Partners Episode 47 February 20, 2012 Shannon Smith on Building Personal Learning Networks

55:10 minutes (16.54 MB)

I was pleased to have Shannon Smith join me on Parents as Partners at Edtechtalk on Monday February 20, 2012 to talk about Building Learning Networks. Shannon created a mini-tutorial on how to use Twitter as a tool and in the show demonstrated how to use Twitter with an emphasis on connecting learning for principals, teachers and parents. You will find a link to the video in the LiveBinder for the show. (Link below) Shannon has highlighted some key points on how to create your Twitter accounts. Special thanks to Aviva Dunsiger for taking the mic and sharing how she uses Twitter with her students and their parents. The following video, LiveBinder and Chat log are good tools to use in your school or parent community to promote using social media tools with parents and teachers. I am still reflecting on the sharing of ideas by participants in the chat room. The issue of fear and negativity was identified as a barrier to using tools like twitter. Please take a look what the participants suggested as solutions and share your thoughts. The following is a recording of the show. If you don't see a video here, please refresh your browser.

LiveBinder of the resources for the show. You can find links used by Shannon or shared by participants in the chat. Chat Log . Click here for the full BlackBoard Collaborate recording

Shannon showed us this great video by Nancy White and Suzy talking about starting with Twitter.

Shannon's Twitter Tutorial

If you want some motivation to get your school principal, superintendent or Director to use Twitter send them to this video.

Parents as Partners Episode 42 February 7, 2011 Cale Birk, South Kamloops Secondary School Connecting with parents

59:40 minutes (13.66 MB)

Cale Birk, Principal at South Kamloops Secondary School in Kamloops BC shared some innovative ways to include parents in school events, news and surveys. Imagine using Wordle to publish and broadcast survey results. 

There are plenty more new and exciting ideas so please listen to the recording to hear them all.

21st Century Learning #118, Internet Safety 101

16:08 minutes (7.42 MB)

21st Century Learning #118
January 12, 2010
Internet Safety 101
A discussion about the how to speak about Internet Safety with parents and their kids.  Vinnie mentioned a danah boyd podcast that you can find here.  Lots of great links in the Chat Transcript too.  Enjoy!

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Conversations #47 September 13, 2009

58:55 minutes (20.23 MB)

Today's Conversation with Maria and Lisa was about parent teacher conferences. Once again, Ginger Lewman joined us. She has been thinking about making changes to the approach her school takes to conferencing with parents. We hope to have Sheila back with us next week.

Chat Log

to follow when posted


Parents as Partners Webcast Episode #3 March 3, 2008

62:27 minutes (28.59 MB)

Show hosts Lorna Costantini, Matt Montagne, Rhoda Cipparone and resident parent Cindy Zautcke engage in lively discussion about how to encourage more parents to be involved in their children's education. Dr. Joyce Epstein, Principal Research Scientist, and Research Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University and Director of the National Network of Partnership Schools with Frank Iannatuono, Superintendent of Education for the Niagara Catholic District School Board

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