Parents as Partners Episode #22 March 2, 2009 Speakers Corner

Inspired by Doug Symington on Edtechbrainstorm, the Parents as Partners hosted a speakers corner. Angela Maires, Penny Lindballe and Sarah H, joined us on the conference call.


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14:35:44 23 -> -EdTechTalk: :(

21:00:28 Lorna -> -EdTechTalk: can you hear us

21:00:29 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Hi all!

21:00:34 lblanken -> -EdTechTalk: not yet

21:00:49 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: well, we're doing a call in sgment tonite...

21:00:50 Lorna -> -EdTechTalk: peggy ?

21:00:53 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: not hearing you yet

21:01:09 lblanken -> -EdTechTalk: nope--no sound

21:01:12 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: be prepared to call in

21:01:15 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: yes sound now

21:01:25 Lorna -> -EdTechTalk: gr8 ty peggy

21:01:53 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: it's great now--remember the delay

21:02:10 lblanken -> -EdTechTalk: i hear you now

21:02:16 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk: hello lblanken - welcome to PaP!

21:03:01 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: It's quality not quantity!

21:03:06 lblanken -> -EdTechTalk: Hi!

21:03:18 lblanken -> -EdTechTalk: I should have said Laura

21:04:05 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: It's a very hot day in Phoenix AZ! 89 degrees!

21:05:04 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk: oh Peggy! I should be golfing there still this week lol

21:05:14 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: I wish you were still here Cindy!

21:05:48 kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: 90 deg on Friday, only 72 deg today

21:06:00 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: I always look forward to your conversations about parents!

21:06:44 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk: +9900827048484880 skype number

21:06:51 angela maiers -> -EdTechTalk: Hello all!

21:07:06 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: follow up to the Facebook conversation?

21:07:12 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Hi angela!

21:07:18 angela maiers -> -EdTechTalk: Hi Peggy!

21:07:20 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk: @peggy yes wide open for discussion

21:07:38 angela maiers -> -EdTechTalk: This is perfect timing- doing a parent workshop Wednesday!

21:08:11 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: an unconference webcast :-) what fun!

21:08:12 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk: Skype into the conversation! Free call on skype.

21:08:33 kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: that number is free to call on skype, the +99 number

21:08:40 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: 888-350-0075 conference 8484880

21:08:55 angela maiers -> -EdTechTalk: Hi Matt!

21:09:09 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk: Please mute your local audio if you come in on the call.

21:10:04 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: +9900827048484880

21:10:09 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: skype that number

21:10:20 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: hey bmcnaboe

21:10:45 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk: We're having an unconference this week. Please call in and share your stories of parent engagement

21:10:51 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Gary Stager made some very good points about parent involvement on the Future of Education webcast just an hour ago.

21:11:28 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk: @peggy would you skype in and tell us about Gary Stager

21:11:45 kapil -> -EdTechTalk: @peggyG but I am confused about Gary's viewpoint on web 2.0 in learning

21:11:49 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: or call via cell phone at 1-201-793-9022  long distance charges apply

21:12:01 angela maiers -> -EdTechTalk: just got in on the conference call

21:12:03 kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: what are y'all using to record the call?

21:12:06 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: conference code 8484880

21:12:20 angela maiers -> -EdTechTalk: who is all on?

21:12:22 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: we're recording with nicecast and hidef conferecning

21:12:23 kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: it was awesome

21:12:44 angela maiers -> -EdTechTalk: is there a link to the guide?

21:12:44 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk:

21:12:50 angela maiers -> -EdTechTalk: nice!!!

21:12:50 kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: ok thanks @matt

21:12:56 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: I think I understand some of Gary's perspective on web 2.0 from previous conversations--he couldn't get into all of it tonight but he shared a link for some of the articles he has written on the topic.

21:13:12 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk: Please use the feedback form to contribute - on

21:13:47 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: He's very enthusiastic about Project Based Learning and everything constructivist.

21:13:55 Penny -> -EdTechTalk: Yeah cindy!!

21:14:09 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk: +9900827048484880 skype in and join us!

21:14:46 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk: thanks peggy - my labour of love is coming to fruition

21:15:01 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Gary says we need to believe and operate on that belief that parents DO care about their kids but involvement doesn't always mean bake sales or coming to school.

21:15:18 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Yes definitely Cindy! That is an awesome guide!

21:15:35 Penny -> -EdTechTalk: @PeggyG -- so true -- some of the best support might be invisible

21:16:48 Penny -> -EdTechTalk: may need to show the public access points

21:17:11 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: skype us at +99008270484880

21:17:19 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: I was in a classroom last year where all of the kids were living in poverty and they were so excited about blogging that they begged their parents to take them to the library to use the computer. (4th grade)

21:17:55 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: or phone us at 1-201-793-9022 conference code 8484880

21:18:33 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: hey there paul

21:18:43 Penny -> -EdTechTalk: and awareness of where it can be found -- it may not even be on their radar to look

21:18:44 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: we're doing a special call in styple show...

21:18:59 paulrwood -> -EdTechTalk: Good evening

21:19:02 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: folks are sharing their challenges and success stories relating to parental engagemetn

21:19:04 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: hey sarah

21:19:11 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: sometimes schools open their computer labs for after school use by parents and students--you're reading my mind--you just said this :-)

21:19:18 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Hi Paul!

21:19:29 sarah h -> -EdTechTalk: hi--a little late

21:19:31 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: skype us at +9900827048484880

21:19:40 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Hi Sarah! Glad you could join us!

21:19:49 paulrwood -> -EdTechTalk: Hi Peggy

21:19:57 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: or call us at 1-201-793-9022 conf code 8484880

21:20:05 sarah h -> -EdTechTalk: Hi Matt, Hi Peggy!

21:20:46 Penny -> -EdTechTalk: amazing to hear Kim!

21:21:23 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: such a great point! we need to focus on the creative things we CAN do and not just make excuses about what we can't do

21:21:24 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk:  twitter: aureliom

21:21:33 Penny -> -EdTechTalk: asynchronous communication can be so key with parents busy busy lives

21:21:37 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk:

21:21:40 angelamaiers -> -EdTechTalk: Hi Paul!

21:21:51 paulrwood -> -EdTechTalk: Hello Angela How you feeling?

21:21:59 kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: hi paul

21:22:05 paulrwood -> -EdTechTalk: KIM!!

21:22:37 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Aurelio is such an inspiration related to parent involvement. His earlier webcasts were so helpful and included many specific suggestions!

21:22:39 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk:

21:22:53 angelamaiers -> -EdTechTalk: I am healing well and back to my ole self!!

21:22:54 kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: how are you feeling paul?

21:22:56 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: come on...we need more callers!!!

21:23:05 paulrwood -> -EdTechTalk: Very good Kim.

21:23:19 paulrwood -> -EdTechTalk: Good to hear Angela

21:23:35 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: interesting distinction between engagement and involvement! That really makes sense!

21:23:36 Penny -> -EdTechTalk: So True Kim!!

21:24:01 kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: that's great to hear paul

21:24:06 Penny -> -EdTechTalk: Wow itunes is very very lagging behind in the audio -- tough

21:24:24 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk: sorry lost my link - dialing back in

21:24:54 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk: @penny - there's a 30 second delay between our live talk and the stream

21:25:14 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: hey mkm fritz

21:25:17 angelamaiers -> -EdTechTalk: Funds of Knowledge

21:25:23 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: thanks agela

21:25:30 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: *angela

21:25:41 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: This is one of Aurelio's webcasts. It was great!

21:25:47 Penny -> -EdTechTalk: @cindy -- it seems like even more in itunes -- in realplayer it did not seem as much -- maybe crazy *)

21:26:09 mkm420fritz -> -EdTechTalk: hi - i was looking for the archive of the talk on voicethread...

21:26:20 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk: remember to cut and paste the link to view it - if you click you will be bumped out of the chat!

21:26:53 Lorna -> -EdTechTalk: mkm420fritz ar you asking for k12online conferenve

21:26:56 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk: +9900827048484880 skype us here!

21:27:02 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: @mkm420fritz  do you mean the voicethread show on EdTechTalk last week?

21:27:06 mkm420fritz -> -EdTechTalk: yes!

21:27:20 Lorna -> -EdTechTalk:  one sec

21:27:27 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: thanks peggy for putting in aurlio's podcast in

21:27:36 Penny -> -EdTechTalk: such different issues depending on where you are

21:28:08 angelamaiers -> -EdTechTalk: Learning To Listen Pat Edwards

21:28:34 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: or call us at +9900827048484880

21:28:48 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: oops...that is the skype

21:28:50 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: The voicethread webcast was on Teachers Teaching Teachers--and it's not posted yet.

21:29:11 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: it will be posted here

21:29:18 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: 1-201-793-9022 conf code 8484880

21:29:26 mkm420fritz -> -EdTechTalk: great - thanks so much!!!

21:30:22 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Beyond the Bake Sale is an excellent book that provides many alternatives for engaging parents in their child's education

21:30:34 kapil -> -EdTechTalk: i have posted a short summary of last week's voice thread TTT on my blog

21:30:51 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: That was an excellent blog post kapil!!

21:30:55 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: I read that Kapil...nice post

21:30:58 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: !!

21:31:09 Penny -> -EdTechTalk: @Matt -- wld you like an update of what's happening here? -- but i"m at home don't know if the network will support skype

21:31:10 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: thanks for sharing those summaries, Kapil!

21:31:17 angelamaiers -> -EdTechTalk: Hi Kapil!!!

21:31:22 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: can you call in penny??

21:31:28 kapil -> -EdTechTalk: Hi Angela

21:31:34 Lorna -> -EdTechTalk: call in pls penny

21:31:36 Penny -> -EdTechTalk: phone or skype?

21:31:37 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: 1-888-350-0075 conf code 8484880

21:32:38 Penny -> -EdTechTalk: can try

21:33:00 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: it's so valuable to us Cindy! what a great way to share and invite participation in your parent guide!

21:33:17 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk: angela and I were talking about this Implementation Guide -

21:33:22 Penny -> -EdTechTalk: only 3 hrs away

21:33:50 Penny -> -EdTechTalk: trying

21:33:55 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk: yeah penny!

21:34:43 kapil -> -EdTechTalk: "School websites as story"

21:34:53 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: I think the new (upcoming) Learn Central site via Elluminate is going to provide some fantastic ways to connect with parents, teachers and it will be free.

21:36:21 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: The problem is that we all want to create this complicated work flow with regard to publishing content on a website...then you end up with nothing in some cases

21:36:23 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: I think we may want to call them something besides websites just because that implies 1-way communication historically.

21:37:24 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: it takes a lot of facilitation to keep those kinds of networks going with ongoing participation

21:38:10 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: @peggy...I agree...let's move away from teh word "website" to something that applices something that is participatory and community based

21:38:22 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: yes exactly Matt

21:38:45 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: that is an awesome story about parents on facebook!

21:39:43 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: this link was shared on EdTechTalk weekly yesterday--FB now growing by over 700,000 users a day!

21:40:51 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: come on ... call in !!!!

21:40:53 sarah h -> -EdTechTalk: A year ago, I was traveling around town doing a "facebook for moms" workshop.  Started at school, ended up at churches, the junior league. . .

21:40:57 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: share your latest learnings

21:41:28 Lorna -> -EdTechTalk: sarah call in and tell us more

21:41:30 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: 1-888-350-0075 conf code 8484880

21:41:47 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: such great points--we need to be patient as parents begin to feel more comfortable with the online communication.

21:41:49 kapil -> -EdTechTalk: somehow, young people in India prefer other social networks like Google's Orkut instead of Facebook

21:42:17 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: +9900827048484880

21:42:33 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: that's really interesting kapil! Why do you think that is?

21:42:39 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: Orkut is real big in south america as well Kapil

21:43:59 sarah h -> -EdTechTalk: is the 99 number a skype call?

21:44:08 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Did any of you receive the Blogger update today about changing their privacy settings?

21:44:19 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: @sarah...yes, that is a skype won't b charged

21:44:29 kapil -> -EdTechTalk: @Peggyg most people here find facebook really hard to use , they think there are too much features and not so intuitive and  yes , the biggest userbase of orkut is India and Brazil

21:44:35 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: the other numbers work in canada and us and standard long distance charges apply

21:45:30 kapil -> -EdTechTalk: but orkut is blocked in almost all academic settings

21:45:40 sarah h -> -EdTechTalk: I'm using skype though--no land line. 

21:45:42 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: we're going to be talking about twitter for teachers on Classroom 2.0 LIVE this Saturday--can't wait. March 7 12:00pm EST

21:46:08 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: great, Sahra...join if you can!

21:46:09 sarah h -> -EdTechTalk: says invalid number?

21:46:41 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk: +9900827048484880 try that

21:47:12 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: cut and paste that into your skype and double click it sarah

21:47:48 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: is this the right link?

21:48:50 Penny -> -EdTechTalk:

21:48:52 cindy seibel -> -EdTechTalk: yes peggy - we'll search the archives at that link

21:49:02 Penny -> -EdTechTalk: trying that link to make sure it is alright

21:49:06 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: I found that one via Google

21:49:20 angelamaiers -> -EdTechTalk: Got disconnected- Loved the chat and ideas tonight! Will keep you posted on the conversations! You are awesome tonight!!

21:49:53 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: So glad you could join the call Angela! Good luck with your workshop. I'm sure you'll tweet about it right?? :-)

21:50:45 Penny -> -EdTechTalk: @sarah -- that's so great -- that is exactly where we are heading -- need the words of experience

21:50:56 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: that's great Sarah

21:51:04 Linda N -> -EdTechTalk: What a fantastic idea and initiative

21:51:30 Penny -> -EdTechTalk: once they understand facebook -- a ning implementation would be much easier

21:51:34 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: I think that's the key--help the parents understand it and feel comfortable with it for their own purposes and they will support it!

21:51:56 Linda N -> -EdTechTalk: @PeggyG that is the significant point for everyone

21:52:09 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: @Penny...interesting point...I hadn't considered that it would go that way

21:52:26 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: I agree Penny--Ning is less complex than Facebook.

21:52:27 Linda N -> -EdTechTalk: find a way that it is important for each person and then go from there

21:52:38 Penny -> -EdTechTalk: the key is to figure out how to make it value added for the parents instead of always child focus

21:52:57 Penny -> -EdTechTalk: same with teachers -- need to see how it works for them b4 they can see how it will work for students

21:53:15 Linda N -> -EdTechTalk: @Penny- absolutely

21:53:37 Linda N -> -EdTechTalk: when ou are a user, then you have a much better undertanding for using with your children and students

21:53:53 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: I have been amazed recently that a bunch of my relatives have been inspired to join FB and all of them are over 60! They want to connect with each other!

21:54:16 Penny -> -EdTechTalk: so much of the angst around friending cld be avoided if the privacy settings were better understood

21:54:29 Linda N -> -EdTechTalk: @PeggyG it is amazing how many friends of mine from college nd high school are beginning to find me

21:54:57 Linda N -> -EdTechTalk: not quite 60 but nearing the age

21:55:14 Penny -> -EdTechTalk: the blocking is part of the reason I had to wait to do parent sessions at library bcs so much blocked at school -- although they offered to unblock for a night

21:55:15 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: I agree Linda N--I never thought I would be such an active user of FB and now eagerly look forward to connecting with long lost friends and former students/teachers!

21:56:27 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: so true Matt! a heavy handed approach or "mandates" are never effective

21:57:21 Penny -> -EdTechTalk: I had an interesting discussion about blocking vs filtering

21:57:52 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Just today one of my former students at the school where I was principal asked to connect with me on FB. I was so excited! She remembered me from at least 15 years ago!

21:58:10 lblanken -> -EdTechTalk: great show!

21:58:15 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: This has been a great conversation!!

21:58:30 kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: very relaxed conversation

21:58:40 kapil -> -EdTechTalk: some great points - discussed

21:58:42 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: love the pink Kim :-)

21:58:50 kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: thank you peggy!

21:58:54 Penny -> -EdTechTalk: very good -- different issues/different places/different solutions but lessons we can all benefit from

21:59:00 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: thanks for joining us Sarah!

21:59:07 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: the high def conferencing worked really well!

21:59:12 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: and thanks to everyone in the chat for participating always...

21:59:20 sarah h -> -EdTechTalk: that was a first for me--fun, thanks for the invite!

21:59:28 Penny -> -EdTechTalk: high def for sure -- for rural ppl like me!!

21:59:38 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Good for you Cindy!

21:59:43 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: nite y'all

21:59:46 kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: yes the 16th

22:00:19 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: That will be a great show too-online parent portal!

22:00:22 lblanken -> -EdTechTalk: thanks!

22:00:28 PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Night all! Thanks!

22:00:28 kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: good night all

22:00:32 Linda N -> -EdTechTalk: Night all

22:00:44 Penny -> -EdTechTalk: gnite guys -- thanks for including me again -- the teachers in my school are doing such great things -- had to share!!

22:01:15 kapil -> -EdTechTalk: just a point - most people in china have advanced skills on how to get through blocked websites compared to poeple in developed countries

22:01:54 matt montagne -> -EdTechTalk: @Kapil...that is a great point...thanks for bringing that up

22:03:09 kapil -> -EdTechTalk: @matt I apologize , I sent earth cast information to a lot of schools in New Delhi , i got some response but nobody has committed yet



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