Parents as Partners

Parents as Partners Episode #12 October 6, 2008

Dean Shareski, Digital Learning Consultant from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada shares his presentation Going Global with hosts Matt Montagne, Lorna Costantini, Cindy Seibel and resident parent CIndy Zuatcke. What was interesting in the discussions is Dean's approach the subject. He finds it more relevant to emphasize the positive aspects of digital tools, the need for good examples of digital citizenship.


2008-10-06 21:01:19 [Message] Lorna -> -EdTechTalk: canyou hear us peggy

2008-10-06 21:01:27 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: yesI'm hearing now

2008-10-06 21:01:57 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: lostthe stream briefly but I can hear everything now

2008-10-06 21:02:43 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: itwas very clear before but now an echo

2008-10-06 21:03:43 [Message] Lorna -> -EdTechTalk: howabout now?

2008-10-06 21:03:52 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk:hearing sighs and deep breathing :-)

2008-10-06 21:03:55 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk:audio good

2008-10-06 21:04:00 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk: hidave

2008-10-06 21:04:09 [Message] jeannine -> -EdTechTalk:that's better Lorna

2008-10-06 21:04:13 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk:pensive?

2008-10-06 21:04:31 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk: Helloagain

2008-10-06 21:04:45 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: is audio OK?

2008-10-06 21:04:57 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk:great troubleshooting!!

2008-10-06 21:04:59 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk: weall have to quit meeting like this

2008-10-06 21:06:04 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk:incredible to know we can all connect from so many different locations!

2008-10-06 21:06:41 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Iappreciate the background intro for the webcast!

2008-10-06 21:06:46 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: thanks Peggy! Jeffand Dave would b proud!!!

2008-10-06 21:07:02 [Message] shareski -> -EdTechTalk:doing a fine job

2008-10-06 21:07:11 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: and of course our webcast academy teachers Derral and Pam!

2008-10-06 21:07:20 [Message] shareski -> -EdTechTalk: GoVikingss

2008-10-06 21:07:46 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: I'mcurious-do you call it a webcast if you participate live and a podcast if youlisten later to the archived version?

2008-10-06 21:08:19 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk:crickets chirp :-)

2008-10-06 21:08:25 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk:nothing more important on TV than Parents as Partners :-)

2008-10-06 21:08:57 [Message] shareski -> -EdTechTalk:esteemed?

2008-10-06 21:09:32 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk: Am Ithe only one not hearing anyone talk?

2008-10-06 21:09:46 [Message] jeannine -> -EdTechTalk:no...I don't hear anyone either...

2008-10-06 21:09:52 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk:definitely esteemed! we have to read his mind though-not hearing him yet

2008-10-06 21:10:47 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk:there he comes!

2008-10-06 21:10:56 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk: whydo i hear silence?

2008-10-06 21:11:04 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Mattkeeps cutting out :-(

2008-10-06 21:11:05 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk: hidean

2008-10-06 21:11:11 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk: ihere him

2008-10-06 21:11:11 [Message] jeannine -> -EdTechTalk:just heard a gone

2008-10-06 21:11:11 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: AnCananyone hear Matt?

2008-10-06 21:11:20 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk: Heardhim for a few seconds...

2008-10-06 21:11:21 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk: hiderralll

2008-10-06 21:11:25 [Message] shareski -> -EdTechTalk: Hiagain Lisa

2008-10-06 21:11:34 [Message] derrallg -> -EdTechTalk: himrsdurff

2008-10-06 21:11:35 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk:only stepped out to make coffee

2008-10-06 21:11:41 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk:and they are gone

2008-10-06 21:11:43 [Message] Lorna -> -EdTechTalk: r westill breaking up

2008-10-06 21:11:46 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk:coming in and out

2008-10-06 21:11:51 [Message] jeannine -> -EdTechTalk:yes!

2008-10-06 21:11:54 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: yesstill breaking up

2008-10-06 21:12:10 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk:breaking up

2008-10-06 21:12:57 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk:

2008-10-06 21:13:09 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: Link to Dean's Post on Goiing Global, Going Public

2008-10-06 21:14:45 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk:really levels the playing field between rural and urban

2008-10-06 21:14:51 [Message] shareski ->

2008-10-06 21:14:53 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: sureDean-you have the floor!

2008-10-06 21:16:53 [Message] jeannine -> -EdTechTalk:Lorna / Matt ...I'm only hearing Dean now

2008-10-06 21:17:07 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: metoo-quiet right now

2008-10-06 21:17:39 [Message] Lorna -> -EdTechTalk: can youhear matt?

2008-10-06 21:17:43 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: no

2008-10-06 21:17:53 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk: I canhear something but it is VERY faint.

2008-10-06 21:17:54 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: nowcan hear Cindy I think-not Matt

2008-10-06 21:19:12 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: isMatt fringing from his Iphone :)

2008-10-06 21:19:25 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: you can't hear mypenny??

2008-10-06 21:19:33 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: nonot really

2008-10-06 21:19:42 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk:sorry-can't hear Matt-Dean comes through very clearly

2008-10-06 21:19:46 [Message] derrallg -> -EdTechTalk:Can't hear you matt just dean

2008-10-06 21:19:50 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: onlydean and cindy

2008-10-06 21:19:53 [Message] hbelow -> -EdTechTalk: Juststarted hearing Matt again.

2008-10-06 21:20:04 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk:there's matt

2008-10-06 21:20:30 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk: Idon't know who I"m listening to anymore :(

2008-10-06 21:20:46 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Deanright now-Shareski

2008-10-06 21:21:26 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: wow!interesting story!

2008-10-06 21:21:59 [Message] jeannine -> -EdTechTalk:Lorna / Matt - FYI the ETT Live page has this show as "WOW 2.0" rightnow.

2008-10-06 21:22:03 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk:short course for principals--what a great idea!

2008-10-06 21:22:46 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: yescan hear Lorna

2008-10-06 21:23:03 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: andCindy so Matt is the only problem

2008-10-06 21:23:14 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: willbe sharing that slideshare with my principal

2008-10-06 21:23:19 [Message] jeannine -> -EdTechTalk: Igot out altogether and reentered...can hear all but Matt now

2008-10-06 21:24:20 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: K

2008-10-06 21:24:32 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: thanks jeannine

2008-10-06 21:24:49 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: whatare some strategies you use to keep a positive attitude and keep trying to moveforward when faced with this backlash and negativity?

2008-10-06 21:25:39 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: Link to the article that Cindy just referenced:

2008-10-06 21:25:41 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: Canthey guide if they don't even know/use these tools

2008-10-06 21:25:55 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: beware, it is a pdf file...

2008-10-06 21:26:09 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk:

2008-10-06 21:26:24 [Message] shareski -> -EdTechTalk:

2008-10-06 21:27:10 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: whatdo you use for resources and research with principals who want to know where'sthe research to support improved student achievement with technology?

2008-10-06 21:27:34 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk:@Peggy, excellent question. I wasasked that TODAY!!!

2008-10-06 21:29:03 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: Larry Magid, one of the presenters at the Yahoo Conference, said,"99.9% of the things that kids are doing online are good"

2008-10-06 21:29:26 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk: It'shard to teach or model how to be a good netizen if you don't do it yourself insome way shape or form.

2008-10-06 21:29:31 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: I'dreally like some suggestions-I've found a few things but so much of theevidence is anecdotal in blogs and wikis.

2008-10-06 21:29:39 [Message] shareski ->'s one....

2008-10-06 21:29:41 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: @DAVEC...great point...

2008-10-06 21:29:49 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: what models do our kids have??

2008-10-06 21:29:58 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: sohow do you get administration to try??

2008-10-06 21:30:25 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: whenthe ATA encouraged teachers to stay off facebook?

2008-10-06 21:30:51 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: ARe adults the best role models for digital communications?? Lookat the comments on CNN, NYTIMES articles...many are highly offensive, rascist,homophobic, etc...and they're posted by adults!!

2008-10-06 21:30:53 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk: OH,the media....arg. Can you imagineif the media was like it is now back when the phone was invented? "Youcould dial a wrong number and reach someone you don't know!!!"

2008-10-06 21:31:31 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: @Dave... :) lol

2008-10-06 21:31:40 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Deancan you send that link again? got a not found error

2008-10-06 21:31:55 [Message] matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk:I'll get that link

2008-10-06 21:32:11 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk: iagree with the filters

2008-10-06 21:32:20 [Message] cindy seibel ->-EdTechTalk: Another set of resources for kids, parents, teachers:

2008-10-06 21:32:22 [Message] czautcke -> -EdTechTalk:Worst book on Internet and kids: Internet Protect Your Kids by Arterburn and Marsh. Actually makes up predator stories tomake their point that the internet is unsafe. ARGHGHGH!

2008-10-06 21:32:26 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk:wish i could hear others

2008-10-06 21:32:37 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk:filters frustrate teachers who want to access resources

2008-10-06 21:32:39 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk:

2008-10-06 21:33:03 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: kidsmay live in a filtered environment at school but what about home

2008-10-06 21:33:14 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: wouldbe great if they learned skills at both places

2008-10-06 21:33:19 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: thatlink worked for me-it was the link from Becta that didn't work

2008-10-06 21:33:41 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: @penny...I've said that all makes the adults at schoolfeel good to tell everyone that "we keep the kidds safe...we have afilter"

2008-10-06 21:34:02 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: whohelps the parents who don't know how to help filter

2008-10-06 21:34:07 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: suchimportant points about filtering--so true!

2008-10-06 21:34:11 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: I have to say that it is really cool to work at a school thatdoesn't filter

2008-10-06 21:34:45 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: Ican't shelter my kids from everything -- I have to give them the skills tofillter themselves


2008-10-06 21:35:12 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: show administrators the link to the article from the American really dispellsthe predator issue...

2008-10-06 21:35:46 [Message] cindy seibel ->-EdTechTalk: Google yourself is a great strategy to help people see theirdigital breadcrumbs

2008-10-06 21:36:20 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk:

2008-10-06 21:36:28 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: doesthat backfire when they google themselves?

2008-10-06 21:38:06 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk: I amat a school where about 15percent of kids don't have access to a computeroutside of school. A parent told me that they didn't want their child in apodcast because someone might find a picture and use photoshop to remove theirclothes. That's what the mediateaches.

2008-10-06 21:38:13 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Iread a powerful email from a local HS student yesterday where she veryarticulately requested a specific site be unblocked so she could do her researchproject. It was so persuasive the IMT director unblocked the site :-)

2008-10-06 21:38:26 [Message] czautcke -> -EdTechTalk: Sofar my favorite book on kids and the internet: CyberSafe Kids, CyberSavvy Teens: Helping Young People Learn to Use the Internet Safely andResponsibly by Nancy E. Willard.

2008-10-06 21:38:49 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: it was interesting to hear folks talk about cyber bullying as thenext big issue of adult techno-panic...they didn't minimize the issue, but theyalso worked to keep in perspective

2008-10-06 21:39:05 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Ireally like Nancy Willard's work! She is very persuasive!

2008-10-06 21:39:17 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: @Cindy...I heard her speak last Friday...

2008-10-06 21:39:37 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk:

2008-10-06 21:40:36 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk:

2008-10-06 21:40:57 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: I think nanci willard speaks about 20 minutes into the recordingat the link I just sent

2008-10-06 21:41:20 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: stillhave a teacher that can't really use email

2008-10-06 21:41:24 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk:thanks for sharing that Matt-I've never heard her speak but I bought her book!

2008-10-06 21:41:40 [Message] shareski -> -EdTechTalk:

2008-10-06 21:42:16 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: HILARIOUS dean!!

2008-10-06 21:42:21 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk:Great photo! That could stimulate some very interesting conversations!

2008-10-06 21:43:04 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: Sohow can parents help out?

2008-10-06 21:43:11 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk: Ilove that photo, trying to figure out if I can use it in a presentation on howto get teachers to participate (or at least listen) to some of the k12onlineconference.

2008-10-06 21:43:16 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: Whatis the fear on the school's part for letting us help?

2008-10-06 21:44:00 [Message] cindy seibel ->-EdTechTalk: call was lost - hopefully back soon!

2008-10-06 21:44:13 [Message] cindy seibel ->-EdTechTalk: we can keep the chat going

2008-10-06 21:44:19 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: hold up... brb!

2008-10-06 21:44:54 [Message] czautcke ->-EdTechTalk: Good idea! What books have chat other people readthat they like or dislike?

2008-10-06 21:44:59 [Message] shareski -> -EdTechTalk:Here's a set of photos I've started on learning and change

2008-10-06 21:45:03 [Message] cindy seibel ->-EdTechTalk: I'm wondering about what we can learn from when we needed tostreet-proof our kids - that was a new concept at the time too

2008-10-06 21:45:04 [Message] shareski -> -EdTechTalk:

2008-10-06 21:45:37 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: sorry about that...

2008-10-06 21:45:41 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: we should b back

2008-10-06 21:45:57 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk:Welcome back.

2008-10-06 21:46:17 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Didanyone see the new Flickr links that Dean created for quotes and ideas withphotos? They are fantastic and remind me of the first photo.

2008-10-06 21:46:25 [Message] shareski -> -EdTechTalk:

2008-10-06 21:46:30 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Deanyou beat me to it! Thanks! Those are fantastic!!

2008-10-06 21:46:51 [Message] czautcke -> -EdTechTalk:Great blog post--parents as digital citizens. I'll think about that!

2008-10-06 21:47:57 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: wouldbe a good post -- will look forward to it!!

2008-10-06 21:49:04 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: it'sgreat just to know what to ask at the supper table

2008-10-06 21:51:22 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk:@Penny, I used to post "conversation starters" for parents to asktheir students about things we did during the day.

2008-10-06 21:51:33 [Message] czautcke -> -EdTechTalk:WOW! The district invested indomain names!

2008-10-06 21:51:42 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: Purchasing domain names for their students...really great idea...

2008-10-06 21:51:56 [Message] cindy seibel ->

-EdTechTalk:@DAveC where did you post the conversation starters for parents? schoolwebsite?

2008-10-06 21:52:09 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk: On myhomework page and blog.

2008-10-06 21:52:14 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: @Dave-- that's fantastic -- just what most parents want

2008-10-06 21:52:16 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk:These are really good too--"interesting snippets"

2008-10-06 21:52:49 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: @Dave-- probably would get more involvement than just sending homework

2008-10-06 21:53:00 [Message] DaveC -> is available...

2008-10-06 21:53:22 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: Cindy's blog is a great example of a parent blog

2008-10-06 21:53:31 [Message] czautcke -> -EdTechTalk:THanks Matt :)

2008-10-06 21:53:36 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk:

2008-10-06 21:53:47 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: That is the link to Cindy's blog...

2008-10-06 21:54:29 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: As a teacher, when I read Cindy's blog, I become more aware of thebusy lives of a typical family...

2008-10-06 21:54:45 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk:Interesting example--can a fat person teach PE?

2008-10-06 21:55:19 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk:practice what you teach?

2008-10-06 21:56:31 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk:@penny-not sure if it's practice what you teach--maybe practice what you shouldbe teaching :-)

2008-10-06 21:56:52 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: LOL

2008-10-06 21:57:06 [Message] shareski -> -EdTechTalk:

2008-10-06 21:57:16 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk:@Peggy -- you are right how do you even know what to teach till you practiceit?

2008-10-06 21:57:51 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: yes-and they may not even be using technology themselves

2008-10-06 21:58:15 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Ilike that visual! great discussion starter!

2008-10-06 22:00:03 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: ifMatt's talking I can't hear him :-(

2008-10-06 22:00:19 [Message] hbelow -> -EdTechTalk:Thanks for the informative hour! Would love to hear how people have dealt with cyber bullying.

2008-10-06 22:01:02 [Message] czautcke -> -EdTechTalk:Come listen on November 3--we'll be talking about bullying programs, includingissues around cyber-bullying.

2008-10-06 22:01:05 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: canwe do a followup show? this has been so helpful to hear how Dean approachesthis

2008-10-06 22:01:17 [Message] Brian -> -EdTechTalk: didanyone record today's session?

2008-10-06 22:01:22 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: wouldlove to pick dean's brain further

2008-10-06 22:01:35 [Message] Brian -> -EdTechTalk: i hadto take care of my 2 yr old for half the time :(

2008-10-06 22:01:38 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: metoo!!

2008-10-06 22:01:40 [Message] czautcke -> -EdTechTalk:Yes--Matt is archiving it.

2008-10-06 22:01:47 [Message] Brian -> -EdTechTalk: kkthx

2008-10-06 22:02:03 [Message] cindy seibel ->-EdTechTalk: Archived sessions on

008-10-06 22:02:31 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk:change won't come if someone doesn't push

2008-10-06 22:02:35 [Message] czautcke -> -EdTechTalk:Oops! I said Oct 21--it's Oct. 20for the next program.

2008-10-06 22:03:17 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk:Churchill: I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.

2008-10-06 22:03:29 [Message] shareski -> -EdTechTalk:Thanks DaveC

2008-10-06 22:03:42 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk:Thanks all! very interesting conversation!

2008-10-06 22:03:53 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: timeis too short as always

2008-10-06 22:04:04 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk: greatshow, thanks

2008-10-06 22:04:10 [Message] jeannine -> -EdTechTalk:thanks Lorna

2008-10-06 22:04:49 [Message] derrallg -> -EdTechTalk:thanks great show

2008-10-06 22:04:59 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: thestream was coming through fine but the connection with Matt seemed to be aproblem

2008-10-06 22:05:12 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: Mattwas the only problem on my end too

2008-10-06 22:05:52 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: youshould talk more about your K12online preso on your show :-)

2008-10-06 22:06:02 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk:@Peggy, seconded!

2008-10-06 22:06:26 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: itsounds like a pecha kucha presentation--is that 20 slides, 5 minutes?

2008-10-06 22:06:36 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk: :-)

2008-10-06 22:06:37 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: Whatwould be the best way to cheerlead k12 online in the school -- from a parent!!

2008-10-06 22:07:20 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk:there is a flyer you can post if that would help. Wes shared it on the earliershow today

2008-10-06 22:07:32 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk: Whereare the flyers? I couldn't findthem.

2008-10-06 22:08:21 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: willhave to do something more

personal than that -- but I don't want to seem like I amtelling them what they should do...

2008-10-06 22:08:35 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: justhi-lite an opportunity

2008-10-06 22:09:24 [Message] shareski -> -EdTechTalk:

2008-10-06 22:09:40 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk:Thanks Dean-I couldn't find the link

2008-10-06 22:10:42 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk:Thanks!

2008-10-06 22:10:52 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk:@penny-I love the concept of the Lan parties where a small group of people cometogether in someone's living room to watch a presentation or two and talk aboutit.

2008-10-06 22:11:35 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: youcould invite a small group of parents to come and watch something you selectthat would be timely :-)

2008-10-06 22:11:36 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: Wouldthe presentations be such that parents and teachers should/could watch together??

2008-10-06 22:11:48 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk:thinking same thing same time

2008-10-06 22:12:02 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk:certainly the parents as partners would be excellent

2008-10-06 22:12:07 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk:absolutely! and you don't have to view them "live" so you can previewand select an appropriate topic

2008-10-06 22:12:18 [Message] shareski -> -EdTechTalk:@Penny....I'm sure some would be, particularly the keynotes

2008-10-06 22:12:55 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: myluck it'll all be blocked at the school ;)

2008-10-06 22:13:42 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk:@Penny, I think that's a great idea. Biggest problem I've had has been withtaxpayers who complain that things were good enough for them 35 years ago, it'sgood enough now.

2008-10-06 22:14:14 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk:maybe you can hold it away from school :-)

2008-10-06 22:14:23 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk:(NOTE: I didn't say "parents", I've heard it from a variety ofcommunity members)

2008-10-06 22:14:44 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk:@DaveC--yes! I've heard it from teachers too!

2008-10-06 22:15:01 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: isMatt talking?

2008-10-06 22:15:05 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk:Always have access to the community library -- may have to scheme

2008-10-06 22:15:10 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk: Ithink I hear someone breathing.

2008-10-06 22:15:45 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk: Maybea small, local eatery to keep it really casual

2008-10-06 22:16:06 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: evensome of the presentations that show some exciting things being done withtechnology in schools could be excellent for parents/teachers to watch togetherand discuss.

2008-10-06 22:16:45 [Message] matt montagne ->-EdTechTalk: sorry I can't b heard!!! Rats!

2008-10-06 22:16:48 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: asmall eatery wouldn't have internet -- we are small small town -- we'd cause areal buzz if we did that

2008-10-06 22:17:00 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: foodis good! Jeff Utecht did some pizza and beer Lan parties last year :-) can't dothat at school

2008-10-06 22:17:11 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: nowwe're talking

2008-10-06 22:18:18 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: if youhave wireless access at someone's home you could even do it in the back yardand have a BBQ or potluck and eat and talk

008-10-06 22:18:36 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: I amgoing to work on this -- we have parent council coming up -- supposed to be aparent tech night -- but no parents have been asked to be involved in what ishappening -- maybe soon...

2008-10-06 22:19:38 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: wedid it last year in someone's home who had wireless access and it worked great!we're planning to do it again. Small group--maybe 8 people

2008-10-06 22:20:18 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: Ithink the school should give them time to attend -- but maybe next time afterthey see the value that might happen

2008-10-06 22:20:25 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk:@Peggy, a wireless lan party.

2008-10-06 22:21:02 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: yes:-) We actually called it a LaWN party to keep the word Lan in it

2008-10-06 22:21:17 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk:@Penny, it would be great if that could happen. For us, it is happening at 8:00am.

2008-10-06 22:21:45 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk:what's happening at 8:00am? everything is archived and can be viewed anytime

2008-10-06 22:21:55 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: Maybewe'll (parents) throw them a k-12 online party -- show that we support them!

2008-10-06 22:22:22 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk: Doh.

2008-10-06 22:22:25 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk: Iknew that.

2008-10-06 22:22:28 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk:@penny-great idea! do it :-) It would be fun!

2008-10-06 22:23:08 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk:Anyone know when the fireside chats are going to be?

2008-10-06 22:23:19 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: it isjust really nervewracking as a parent to tread into that domain

2008-10-06 22:23:20 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk:that's such a great point Dean! keep promoting everything!

2008-10-06 22:24:10 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: thefireside chat times aren't posted yet but will be soon

2008-10-06 22:24:57 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk: We'rerunning into issues with allowing anyone in the classroom who hasn't beenfingerprinted first due to FERPA.

2008-10-06 22:24:59 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk:wonderful show AND post-show conversation Lorna! Thanks!

2008-10-06 22:25:04 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk:Although I don't know what the fingerprinting part has to do with it...

2008-10-06 22:25:20 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk:Thanks Dean!!!!

2008-10-06 22:25:24 [Message] DaveC -> -EdTechTalk: nightall.

2008-10-06 22:25:42 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk:Night everyone

2008-10-06 22:26:23 [Message] penny -> -EdTechTalk: nightguys -- great show



Dean Shareski, Digital Learning Consultant from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada shares his presentation Going Global with hosts Matt Montagne, Lorna Costantini, Cindy Seibel and resident parent CIndy Zuatcke. What was interesting in the discussions is Dean's approach to the subject of children and the internet. He finds it more relevant to emphasize the positive aspects of digital tools, the need for good examples of digital citizenship and not predatprs and safety on the internet. An excellent resource for Principal, administrators,teachers and parentsStreaming difficulties appeared through out the hour webcast. The recording for this show has had numerous edits one of which is the removal of Matt Montagne. Matt's terrific comments and question could not be heard. Dean's message and ideas are still clear. Enjoy listening to the show and his presentation here . You can find Dean Shareski at his blog
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Parents as Partners Episode #11 September 15, 2008

A great round up of guests setting the stage for the fall season. Jennine St. Amand, Penny Linballe, Joanne McMahon, join Cindy Zautcke, Matt Montagne and Lorna Costantini. Cindy Seibel joined the show by a precorded message. Cindy will join Parents as Partners as a new show host(ess). Covered a lot of ground. Paperless meetings for school boards, Webcasting for Parent meetings, Parent Ning Network, Kindergarten teacher blog , facebook networks

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Upcoming Falls Shows

School is just around the corner and parents, students and teachers are all getting themselves ready for school. Parents as Partners is right behind with an exciting fall series of webcasts.
Our first show will be Monday September 15, 2008 9:00 PM EDT (GMT-4) at

Parents as Partners #10 w/ Dennis Richards June 16, 2008

Parents as Partners is joined by Superintendent of Falmouth Schools in Falmouth, MA, to discuss issues of parental inclusion and engagement. The PAP webcasting team would like to thank Dennis for taking time away from his busy schedule to join us for our final webcast of the 2007-2008 school year. Look for Parents as Partners to resume at the end of August or early September. Have a wonderful and restful next few months everyone!

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Parents as Partners Episode #8 May 12, 2008

Anne Reed Milwaukee Lawyer brings her experiences to the show as a blogging lawyer describing her entry into the blogosphere. Her interactions with Facebook, Twitter and blogging describes an approach counter culture to the fear mongering of the media. If your child is starting to use chat rooms, social networking tools, this is a great place to hear how to use these tools to benefit your and your children.


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