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Parents as Partners Episode #16 December 1, 2008

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  • Length: 58:27 minutes (26.76 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 22kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

Annie Kidder, Jacqui Strachan and Gay Stephenson were on board to discuss the People for Education organization and the use of their new online community - schools at the centre. Annie described her role as the executive Director and how People for Education has been able to help parents, schools and communities support public education. Listen to some great ideas and advice about helping parents and using a ning network. Jacqui shared links to practical tips to help parents in many different languages. Gay talked about the setting up the ning as well as her role as the lead researcher for P4E.Parents as Partners will continue to connect with P4E through the use of the Parents as Partners Facebook group the ETT Parents as Partners show and www.ourschool.ca blog Everyone is encouraged to sign up for the Parents as Partners Facebook group and invite your friends as well.

 

Chat Log

20:36:32 Lorna -> -EdTechTalk: Hello everyone we start at 9:00PM EST
20:44:49 Lorna -> -EdTechTalk: hi Gay
20:45:11 Lorna -> -EdTechTalk: just waiting for Matt right now
20:50:00 gay@peopleforeducation.com -> -EdTechTalk: okay - just checking out all my gear!
20:58:26 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: Hey everyone!
20:58:43 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: Hi everyone
20:58:54 gay@peopleforeducation.com -> -EdTechTalk: Hello...
20:58:54 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: Gay, I'm trying to call you via skype
21:00:50 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Hi everyone
21:01:53 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk: we'll be live in a moment
21:02:15 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk: Hi Michelle! Welcome
21:02:22 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: Hey HOltsman...welcome to Parents as Partners!
21:02:46 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: Peggy, are u able to turn on the stream
21:02:48 Holtsman -> -EdTechTalk: Hi Matt and Cindy and everyone :) 
21:02:52 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk: @matt I found Holtsman on Twitter today,
21:03:14 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: do you mean can I hear the stream?
21:03:31 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: not hearing anything yet
21:03:48 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: now I'm hearing :-)
21:04:09 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: Gr8, Peggy!  Thanx
21:05:10 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: oh great! bios tonight :-)
21:06:01 penny -> -EdTechTalk: @jazzyjsmom -- thanks for the offer of help this afternoon
21:06:18 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: Hi Jeannine and Penny!
21:06:24 penny -> -EdTechTalk: it's still not perfect but I'm listening over my speakers throughout the house right now!
21:06:34 jeannine -> -EdTechTalk: Hi Matt, hi everybody
21:06:37 Holtsman -> -EdTechTalk: Ok, I hear finally
21:07:55 Lisa Parisi -> -EdTechTalk: Hi Everyone
21:08:26 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Hi Lisa-great to see you!
21:08:48 Lisa Parisi -> -EdTechTalk: Hello Peggy!
21:08:58 penny -> -EdTechTalk: Hi Matt -- glad to be here 
21:09:04 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EdTechTalk
21:10:38 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: welcome back shonnadaly!
21:11:12 shonnadaly -> -EdTechTalk: Thank you.
21:11:57 shonnadaly -> -EdTechTalk: I have just figured out how to listen that is why I was "popping" in and out
21:12:30 Holtsman -> -EdTechTalk: @shonnadaly  I had to figure it out too!  :) 
21:12:32 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: People for Education Website: http://peopleforeducation.com/
21:13:28 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: People for Educaiton Online Coummunity: http://schools-at-the-centre.ning.com/
21:13:41 shonnadaly -> -EdTechTalk: Thanks I did finally get it, but my problem is then I start reading and want to go to this link see what it does and before I know it I am lost and forgot where I was suppose to be.
21:16:06 gay@peopleforeducation.com -> -EdTechTalk: matt -I'm having trouble with the audio cutting in and out
21:16:21 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Is the focus of the site entirely Canadian public schools or any public schools?
21:17:07 Jacqui -> -EdTechTalk: It is mostly for Ontario schools, but I think a lot of the information would be useful for anyone involved in public education.
21:19:05 Holtsman -> -EdTechTalk: Jacksonville, FL
21:19:40 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Thanks! Curious about how you're spreading the word about the Ning community and if you are encouraging parents, teachers, administrators, community members, etc. :-)
21:20:00 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Do you hope all stakeholders will join the Ning?
21:20:38 gay@peopleforeducation.com -> -EdTechTalk: Yes! - It's a place where we can all exchange ideas
21:21:01 Holtsman -> -EdTechTalk: Inspired by Kim Cofino at International School of Bangkok, monthly coffee chats with parents to inform them about what is happening in schools and make them feel open to ask questions and learn themselves
21:21:30 Jacqui -> -EdTechTalk: Gay may be able to answer better than I can, but we have been spreading the word through our listserv and newsletter, and through word of mouth.  It just launched at our conference a few weeks ago, so we are just starting to build.
21:21:52 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: @Holtsman...Kim does some great things with her parents...I'm quite inspired by here as well!
21:22:29 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk: http://education.gov.sk.ca/SchoolPLUS
21:27:10 Holtsman -> -EdTechTalk: @Matt Montagne She is hosting another one tomorrow highlighting this   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4CV05HyAbM
21:28:24 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: Hello JazzyJsMom!! 
21:28:53 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: Hey Matt fell out and popped back in
21:28:53 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: spreads virally :-) sounds serious :-)
21:29:14 gay@peopleforeducation.com -> -EdTechTalk: in a good way!
21:29:22 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: absolutely!
21:29:39 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: @Holtsman...that is another gr8 video by Mwensch!!
21:30:22 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: Tip Sheets: http://p4e.linezero.com/Default.aspx?DN=8699a7f9-164d-4231-bbff-b2b6a9a0...
21:30:31 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Peggy is smiling :-)
21:31:42 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: I saw several of those tip sheets before the show tonight and they look wonderful!
21:32:37 penny -> -EdTechTalk: it's tough sometimes to feel comfortable -- I know a lot of my fellow parents here attended the same school that their kids go to
21:33:00 penny -> -EdTechTalk: sometimes a lot of the same teachers -- hard to step- into a level role with someone who used to be your teacher
21:33:11 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: Working with the Canadian students, does parent involvement wane in the higher grades?
21:33:13 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: that is such a great point about being a good listener!
21:33:50 penny -> -EdTechTalk: @jazzyj -- my kids are small but I have seen that it does drop off
21:34:14 annie -> -EdTechTalk: parents direct involvement in school wanes, but their invovlement in their kids education doesn't necessarily stop
21:34:21 penny -> -EdTechTalk: and part of me thinks it should -- we should be letting them take more and more on without us to prepare for going to university
21:34:24 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: we have challenges reaching parents at the HS level I use MySpace, newsgroup, and website to reach the diverse audiences
21:34:24 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk: Another new video - help parents understand their students: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwM4ieFOotA
21:34:44 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: yes!! engagement in your child's education doesn't have to mean engagement in the "school"-great!!
21:34:55 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: and we have custodial and non custodial parents, foster parents, fill in parents for deployed military members
21:36:33 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: agrees -> hates meetings without a purpose
21:36:58 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: Hello John Borst...welcome to Parents as Partners!
21:37:31 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: LOL hidden agendas
21:37:32 annie -> -EdTechTalk: hi John - nice to talk to you "live" instead of in my terribly sporadic blogging
21:37:57 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: good point that Jacqui makes...getting everyone the right information solves so many problems (not just parent involvement issues either)
21:38:03 John Borst -> -EdTechTalk: Hello folks from the Central time zone where I just finished supper
21:38:04 gay@peopleforeducation.com -> -EdTechTalk: Here's a link to an article written by our Researcher-in-Residence about what works in terms of parent engagement: www.peopleforeducation.com/parent/research
21:38:28 Holtsman -> -EdTechTalk: I think the parents who can't spend any time in the school building are the ones I am most concerned with reaching and helping them feel a part of what their kids are doing -so they will talk with their kids more about it at home
21:39:00 HHG -> -EdTechTalk: Parents need input AND understand the reasons for decisions.
21:39:02 John Borst -> -EdTechTalk: Is this only chat, Im not getting an audio or video stream? it says off air.
21:39:16 gay@peopleforeducation.com -> -EdTechTalk: It's true that it's much easier for parents to feel connected when we're able to spend time in the school
21:39:21 annie -> -EdTechTalk: no, there is live on air stuff, but i have no idea how that works
21:39:43 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: hit the audio stream button of your choice upper right
21:39:52 HHG -> -EdTechTalk: I think everyone has to keep focus back to how the decision is best for the child. Then we're all on the same page.
21:40:13 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: LOL sometimes it is easier to empower the student
21:40:19 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: great article, Gay...this sentence stands out with me: "parental involvement at home has more impact on student achievement than parental involvement in school-based activities"
21:40:32 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: hello dugald...welcome to parents as partners!
21:40:40 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: DS in the house!
21:40:43 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: w00t!!!
21:41:07 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: welcome to PAP crocco!
21:41:14 ds -> -EdTechTalk: whoa, what a welcome, thanks hey Matt, and all
21:41:34 gay@peopleforeducation.com -> -EdTechTalk: Yes - it's a relief for parents to know that being involved at home is key
21:41:35 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Welcome ds :-)
21:41:48 ds -> -EdTechTalk: hi Peggy--been forever, good to see you
21:41:57 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: yes!!
21:42:16 gail -> -EdTechTalk: school administration is not intended to be a democracy. Some, many decisions belong at the top. It's not always expected that everyone be informed
21:42:17 penny -> -EdTechTalk: and parents have to know that helping with learning doesn't have to be hard
21:42:24 penny -> -EdTechTalk: they are probably doing it already
21:43:15 HHG -> -EdTechTalk: Gail - I don't agree that everyone not be informed. I agree that parents shouldn't always be involved in MAKING decision, but we should still know the logiv.
21:43:24 HHG -> -EdTechTalk: oops- logic...  :-)
21:43:31 ds -> -EdTechTalk: @gail interesting point; however, think sharing what can be is a great way to build relationships
21:44:03 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: we do have to work collaboratively our students also learn from our actions, interactions, and lack of action
21:44:04 John Borst -> -EdTechTalk: Hi I'm back & have audio.
21:44:05 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk: @HHG important that parents know when they are being provided info, when being consulted, when participating in decision
21:44:23 gail -> -EdTechTalk: We've had administrators who put everything on the table for discussions and that was a waste of precious meeting time.
21:44:26 penny -> -EdTechTalk: and there is a big benefit to get opinions outside the system
21:44:43 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: @HHG...and teachers should understand that most/all parents trust the educators to make the decisions...they only desire to be informed...and in this day and  age, there is absolutely no reason why parents shouldn't be informed
21:44:46 HHG -> -EdTechTalk: @Cindy - I agree, important part of comms is knowing what your role is.
21:44:54 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: Welcome to Parents as Partners Kimberly!
21:45:01 penny -> -EdTechTalk: I am always amazed that if disussions happen things admin think will be valuable to parents just isn't
21:45:14 Kimberley -> -EdTechTalk: greetings everyone
21:45:30 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: many administrators are also parents
21:46:01 annie -> -EdTechTalk: i think the thing that's hard about schools and parents working together is sometimes that parents aren't a "system" like education is.  Sometimes it seems as if the education system wants parents to be a single managable thing - a system - which they're not - they have different opinions, different needs, different politics and they're HUMAN - which is sometimes hard for a SYSTEM to deal with.  and most of parents' interactions with the system are very human ones.
21:46:16 HHG -> -EdTechTalk: In my school, we've been talking about a "multitouch" kind of communications approach.  Not everything is in a meeting.  SOmetimes it's email, sometimes online, sometimes informal conversations in playgrounds, etc...
21:46:30 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: @annie...WOW, good stuff!!!
21:46:58 penny -> -EdTechTalk: @annie what is changing is that with the technologies like ning -- it makes it that parents can organize themselves into a system
21:47:05 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: HHG we have to use the diverse approach in the HS grades everyone is so busy with life
21:47:06 HHG -> -EdTechTalk: @annie - I agree with Matt - that's a great perspective.
21:47:10 penny -> -EdTechTalk: I am finding that is what is scaring schools/admin
21:47:29 penny -> -EdTechTalk: kind of a "here comes everybody" scenario
21:47:53 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: @penny...BINGO! These platforms give people a voice and a way to get together and collaborate...
21:48:20 Holtsman -> -EdTechTalk: Exciting way to learn...the way our brain thinks
21:48:38 HHG -> -EdTechTalk: @Penny - I think it depends on the District leadership.  My DIstrict is extremely collaborative and looking for parent involvement, not afraid of it.
21:48:51 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: When parents understand how social networks can be leveraged to learn and collaborate I think we'll see the pace of change accelerated even more...
21:49:05 penny -> -EdTechTalk: @hhg they want parent involvement but they want it within their system
21:49:16 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: old school admins did not grow up that way the community was involved. Today teachers and admins may not even live in the community we have to connect one way or another
21:49:23 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: It is like the Berlin wall...it didn't stay up forever...same with parents being blocked out of schools
21:49:27 penny -> -EdTechTalk: @hhg when we start to organize ourselves outside the system on our own -- it is a very different situation
21:49:48 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: true Matt and the net allows us to connect outside of the school
21:50:10 gail -> -EdTechTalk: How are parents blocked out of schools?
21:50:10 ds -> -EdTechTalk: "Mr Educator, tear down that wall"
21:50:16 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: because we will be parents 4ever school is only 1 part of life
21:50:25 Holtsman -> -EdTechTalk: Sorry to have to sign off - my 12 year old needs homework help ;) 
21:50:26 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: @DS LOL !
21:50:48 HHG -> -EdTechTalk: @Penny - not so much in my experience. I'm prez of my parent group and we're self organized and the connections being built are fantastic.  We're completely supported in building our own portal, plus we're building District parent resources pages.
21:50:51 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: gail - where I have been bureaucracy, intimidation, lack of effective communication
21:51:03 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk: Thanks for joining us Michelle
21:51:08 John Borst -> -EdTechTalk: It really helps if admin really makes a genuine attempt to open up communications. I agreethe district cxan be key. but it takes a long time for some to believe it is real.
21:51:18 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Aurelio! Welcome!!!
21:51:25 gail -> -EdTechTalk: Huh!
21:51:35 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: hey aurelio!!! Welcome to Parents as Partners...aurelio was a PAP guest a few weeks ago (I enjoyed that show, Aurelio!)
21:51:47 aurelio.montemayor@idra.org -> -EdTechTalk: I JUST GOT ON
21:52:03 penny -> -EdTechTalk: @HHG -- that is great!!  slowly we will get there -- this was just an intial reaction but enough of one that we scaled what we were doing back -- will try again soon
21:52:07 JC -> -EdTechTalk: still on line
21:52:15 aurelio.montemayor@idra.org -> -EdTechTalk: I can't hear anything...my password was messed up
21:52:19 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: Glad u made it Aurelio! 
21:52:32 shonnadaly -> -EdTechTalk: Thanks for the plug Lorna
21:52:43 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: Aurelio...click the little speaker icon in the edtechtalk-A box under the channel column
21:52:44 aurelio.montemayor@idra.org -> -EdTechTalk: How do I get some sound?
21:52:46 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: @Aurelio-click on ETT-A icon
21:52:57 HHG -> -EdTechTalk: I'm also finding that parents have the ability to start conversations about how to collaborate, even if admins haven't started it yet.  We're starting from a point of focus on positive communications, supporting teachers, and focusing on what our children need.
21:53:06 John Borst -> -EdTechTalk: Can speakers quickly identify themselves so I can learn the voices please?
21:53:10 JC -> -EdTechTalk: thanks Lorna...would like to join you in the future re our programs
21:53:27 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: Hello JC...welcome to Parents as Partners!
21:53:39 JC -> -EdTechTalk: thanks matt...did log out and then logged back in
21:54:15 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: got it JC...
21:54:37 aurelio.montemayor@idra.org -> -EdTechTalk: got kicked out and just got back in...I'll just read the notes
21:54:56 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: Wow, what a power team with Annie, Jacqui and Gay!
21:55:18 John Borst -> -EdTechTalk: JC, please id yourself so I can learn about you. 
21:55:24 penny -> -EdTechTalk: @hhg would be interested in how your group functions -- we have a parent council that is not well attended -- really looking for a different way of engaging parents since council is not working
21:55:30 John Borst -> -EdTechTalk: Thanks for the id voices.
21:55:33 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: @aurelio...sorry about that...hopefully you can listen now? Just click one of the little icons in the edtech talk -A box
21:56:13 Jacqui -> -EdTechTalk: penny, if you want to email me at jacqui@peopleforeducation.com, I can talk to you about engaging more diverse parents!
21:56:34 penny -> -EdTechTalk: not just engaging parents but creating a community of parents who can support eachother in all aspects of raising the kids
21:57:28 ds -> -EdTechTalk: woohoo OISE
21:57:40 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Aurelio provided us with a lot of fantastic tips in his earlier webcases-I shared them with administrators in my community (Phoenix AZ) :-)
21:57:46 Jacqui -> -EdTechTalk: I describe it as 'community building' and I think it is a really important part of the work that parent associations do - building a community where everyone feels welcome and can find the help and support they need.
21:57:50 HHG -> -EdTechTalk: @penny we have school councils (PAC), one rep from each school comes to District parent group (DPAC) for monthly meetings.  We have reps on many advisory councils.  we're building a searchable database for sharing info (communication or planning ideas, community needs so we can support each other, District info, etc etc etc)
21:57:52 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: webcasts--sorry
21:58:22 HHG -> -EdTechTalk: @penny - you can email me at heidi@iwasthinking.ca and I'd love to talk more!
21:58:34 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: Yes on Facebook
21:58:36 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: could you talk more about how the facebook group works?
21:58:41 shonnadaly -> -EdTechTalk: Facebook Rocks!
21:58:44 aurelio.montemayor@idra.org -> -EdTechTalk: The personal communication and identifying the 'livewire' parents that bring others is always key
21:58:50 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: even our Mayor is on Facebook
21:59:02 HHG -> -EdTechTalk: we have some on Facebook, but we miss a lot of our parent community who aren't there.  Again - multi touch approach...
21:59:02 penny -> -EdTechTalk: you are so right Matt -- some of our parent stuff is moving off the Ning to FB
21:59:06 jeannine -> -EdTechTalk: I think that might work Matt/Lorna...my friends are more likely to sneak a peak at a FB page rather than a ning
21:59:18 shonnadaly -> -EdTechTalk: I have used my facebook friends to get donations/gifts for our funfair looking for stuff for our school and have had great response
21:59:36 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: we still use the newsgroup/listserv to upload docs
21:59:44 John Borst -> -EdTechTalk: okay, I regisyered at Facebook ages ago but like Twitter never did anything with it. Good now I havee a reason to go back. I can learn that too,
22:00:01 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: global parents
22:00:03 gay@peopleforeducation.com -> -EdTechTalk: See you all on facebook and/or ning!
22:00:05 HHG -> -EdTechTalk: we're using a sec school student on work experience to build our new website.
22:00:35 shonnadaly -> -EdTechTalk: in your jammies too!
22:01:05 gay@peopleforeducation.com -> -EdTechTalk: it's true - messy hair is no problem
22:01:09 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: Please join the PAP Facebook Group...just go to facebook and do a search for Parents as Partners
22:01:24 gay@peopleforeducation.com -> -EdTechTalk: thanks matt !
22:01:37 annie -> -EdTechTalk: it's been great talking to you all
22:01:41 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: @gay...u might want to create a peopleforeducation group on Facebook as well
22:01:55 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: Thanks to everyone in the chat room!!
22:01:58 annie -> -EdTechTalk: we're hoping the students will ceate on fro us
22:02:00 gay@peopleforeducation.com -> -EdTechTalk: is it hard?
22:02:07 HHG -> -EdTechTalk: great to talk to you all!
22:02:11 gay@peopleforeducation.com -> -EdTechTalk: yes good idea annie
22:02:12 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: I'm very exc ited to share their story on Dec. 15- Richard Ramos is a fantastic principal!
22:02:15 aurelio.montemayor@idra.org -> -EdTechTalk: Well it was short but I connected
22:02:16 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: Thanks for adding to the content of the show...good stuff!
22:02:36 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Richard will be bringing a parent and teacher to the conversation next time too.
22:02:41 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: we will write on your Facebook wall
22:03:04 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: cool Peggy look 4ward to it
22:03:05 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: awesome group of experts tonight! Thanks everyone!
22:03:17 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: Yes thanks everyone
22:03:17 penny -> -EdTechTalk: Hey courosa -- missed it :-(
22:03:26 John Borst -> -EdTechTalk: John signing off
22:03:30 courosa -> -EdTechTalk: what did I miss?
22:03:50 penny -> -EdTechTalk: @courosa - people for education in ontario
22:03:59 aurelio.montemayor@idra.org -> -EdTechTalk: I'm still here, just reading the chat notes...no sound
22:04:27 courosa -> -EdTechTalk: @penny it was streamed through here?
22:04:36 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: she may be frozen and can't type--that's happened to me before and I could still listen but not type.
22:04:57 penny -> -EdTechTalk: @courosa -- no you have to click to the right in the channell to get audio
22:05:16 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: is a canadian ministry of education similar to state boards of ed in the US?
22:05:17 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: so sorry you've had problems with the audio tonight Aurelio!
22:05:22 aurelio.montemayor@idra.org -> -EdTechTalk: wow some can listen and not type...i'm the opposite
22:05:34 courosa -> -EdTechTalk: @penny no, I can here, but I am wondering if the conference was streamed?
22:06:19 penny -> -EdTechTalk: @courosa yes the past hour was streamed through here
22:06:40 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: How do we find the content for the group on Facebook? I joined the group but haven't seen the content except for links out to sites.
22:06:40 aurelio.montemayor@idra.org -> -EdTechTalk: courosa...you're the dad with the cute little boy who was jumping and sweeping
22:07:22 penny -> -EdTechTalk: I'm glad that you are down to concentrating on one place -- it is much easier for us to keep track
22:07:38 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: even with parent groups there are lurkers
22:07:41 penny -> -EdTechTalk: FB is kind of tough to be robust as far as ease of adding content
22:07:56 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk: @courosa see - told you he'd be famous!
22:07:59 shonnadaly -> -EdTechTalk: facebook will be successful if you keep it up to date and also reply asap to people
22:08:29 penny -> -EdTechTalk: FB is even just great advertising to get ppl to your other site
22:08:34 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: FB is a great way to connect with community support and inform the masses. 
22:08:50 ds -> -EdTechTalk: link archive to FB
22:09:07 ds -> -EdTechTalk: of PaP shows, that is
22:09:32 aurelio.montemayor@idra.org -> -EdTechTalk: going to explore FB possibilities...up to now I haven't found it useful
22:10:19 penny -> -EdTechTalk: the blessing and curse of FB is that professional and personal collide
22:10:39 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: I am a fairly active user of Facebook and really value the connections but don't see the substantive kinds of content there (like I see in blogs, websites, etc.)
22:10:44 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: coming from the military my personal and professional collide daily
22:10:55 ds -> -EdTechTalk: thanks all, great show
22:10:56 penny -> -EdTechTalk: @peggyg that is so true!
22:10:56 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: night all!! wonderful conversation!!
22:10:58 shonnadaly -> -EdTechTalk: facebook can be useful to reach out to people all over, to get more people knowing about "you" your cause whatever
22:11:05 aurelio.montemayor@idra.org -> -EdTechTalk: I don't mind professional and personal mix, just need to know how to distinguish and use the tool
22:11:12 courosa -> -EdTechTalk: cindy?
22:11:21 shonnadaly -> -EdTechTalk: you can set groups and privacy to keep the two separate
22:11:26 penny -> -EdTechTalk: @courosa cindy just signed off
22:11:30 aurelio.montemayor@idra.org -> -EdTechTalk: How can I listen to this conversation later?
22:12:06 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: @aurelio - the podcast will be posted on edtechtalk.com
22:12:13 aurelio.montemayor@idra.org -> -EdTechTalk: ok
22:12:46 JazzyJsMom -> -EdTechTalk: gnite everyone
22:12:55 aurelio.montemayor@idra.org -> -EdTechTalk: the box on the right says Parents as Parners Show #16 but it also says currently not streaming
22:13:19 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: http://edtechtalk.com/ParentsasPartners  link for all of the PAP shows :-)
22:13:44 penny -> -EdTechTalk: nite guys -- good show!
22:13:58 aurelio.montemayor@idra.org -> -EdTechTalk: adios
22:14:55 aurelio.montemayor@idra.org -> -EdTechTalk: I still need a techie/geek looking over my shoulder when I'm new to a site...old age/:(~
22:15:37 aurelio.montemayor@idra.org -> -EdTechTalk: It took me thirty minutes to get back because I couldn't get my password right.
22:16:12 aurelio.montemayor@idra.org -> -EdTechTalk: Yesterday I got the sound but couldn't get into the chat room
22:17:13 aurelio.montemayor@idra.org -> -EdTechTalk: Matt and Lorna, thanks for all the support

22:18:16 aurelio.montemayor@idra.org -> -EdTechTalk: later