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SWGfL ICT Conference 7th July 2011. Session 3h 'Engaging parents in learning through ICT: the good, the bad and the ugly.' Hosted by Iain Williams, Deputy Headteacher, Bradley Stoke Community School …

SWGfL ICT Conference 7th July 2011. Session 3h 'Engaging parents in learning through ICT: the good, the bad and the ugly.' Hosted by Iain Williams, Deputy Headteacher, Bradley Stoke Community School

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  • 1. Engaging Parents in Learning through ICT Iain Williams – Bradley Stoke Community School
  • 2. BSCS_Consultant_School @Iain_BSCS
  • 3. <ul><li>Principles of engaging parents – the WHY </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons to engage parents – the fringe benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Methods to engage parents – the HOW </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing your battles – the WHEN </li></ul><ul><li>Littered with practical tips – keeping it REAL </li></ul>What we’re most likely to cover… Session foci
  • 4. Current Y6 parents coming into Y7 OR Pre-school parents coming into YR Many of them will stay connected to your school longer than a significant proportion of your colleagues… SO… what is the balance of time and effort invested in your parent body compared to that of your staff body ? THINK ABOUT
  • 5. <ul><li>New secondary school in Sept 2005 – now 1020 students </li></ul><ul><li>Community school – a key driver </li></ul><ul><li>Oldest students now in Y12 </li></ul><ul><li>Judged as outstanding by OfSTED in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Culture of innovation </li></ul><ul><li>SSAT Consultant School </li></ul><ul><li>PEQS Gold Award – first school nationally </li></ul><ul><li>Ethos crucial and often commented upon </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder voice central to development </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusive: low exclusions, high attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive intake – full age and ability </li></ul><ul><li>CVA - 1012– high attaining </li></ul>Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS) Contextual Information
  • 6. Our journey with technology 2005 24hr school 2007/8 EPRA 2009 FROG 2009 Texting 2009 Website review 2009 PEP 2010 Digital Signage 2011 PEP/online booking 2011 Online event management
  • 7. Warwick University Research – Alma Harris 80% of factors affecting children happen in the home, only 20% in school Why do schools put 100% effort into addressing 20% of the problem? Where is our focus? Home School 80% 20%
  • 8. DAMASCUS Don’t forget…
  • 9. What does the research tell us? A paradigm shift?
  • 10. Are you ready for a challenge? Shift Happens…
  • 11. How many teachers does it take to change a light bulb?
  • 12. CHANGE ?!
  • 13. No longer a 19 th Century model 21 st Century Welcome to the…
  • 14. How ?!
  • 15. Stop focusing on your model for ICT…
  • 16. and start focusing on your model for learning and teaching…
  • 17. ICT is a means to an end NOT the end in itself
  • 18. Winning Hearts and Minds…
  • 19. People expect technology to fail It’s YOU they need confidence in
  • 20. Be strategic about… <ul><li>Your outcomes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>what do you want to achieve using ICT? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>what will the impact be? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how will you know ? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Your skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>what can YOU actually do? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>what can you get/buy/beg/bribe someone else to do? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Your buy-in from others </li></ul><ul><ul><li>how can you get others involved? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>what are the incentives? Use them! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how can you make sense of it for them? Initiative overload or seeing the joined up thinking? </li></ul></ul>What technologies?
  • 21. 8 key areas <ul><li>Area Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Website small </li></ul><ul><li>Email small - medium </li></ul><ul><li>Texting medium </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare n/a </li></ul><ul><li>Drop Box n/a </li></ul><ul><li>Online booking facilities small </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Platform high </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media n/a </li></ul>Examples of ICT engagement tools
  • 22. Website &amp; Digital Signage ICT – parental engagement tools Simple and fresh Updating – anyone? Bottlenecks QA/QC systems Open Source? Link to other info systems
  • 23. Email <ul><li>Develop a Communications Policy and an email policy (alongside Complaints Policy) </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic communication is our STANDARD method </li></ul><ul><li>Parents need to request a paper copy of correspondence </li></ul><ul><li>One colleague co-ordinates most mass parent emails </li></ul><ul><li>Important to check integrity of MIS data (in our case, SIMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Caution about over-reliance on email to communicate emotive issues </li></ul><ul><li>Use it carefully for staff to parent communication </li></ul><ul><li>Have a few generic email addresses: </li></ul><ul><li> [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> contactteacher@bradleystokecs.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>This helps to filter lots of emails </li></ul>ICT – parental engagement tools
  • 24. Texting <ul><li>Cost SAVINGS!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Really useful for quick contact </li></ul><ul><li>Limited number of characters </li></ul><ul><li>Great for info on: detentions, trip letters, meeting reminders etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Does Email too </li></ul><ul><li>You WILL get a reaction! (mostly ours have been positive) </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure someone oversees and develops good systems! </li></ul>ICT – parental engagement tools
  • 25. ICT – parental engagement tools 9th most visited website in 2009 Free online repository for all your online presentations Basic analytics in free version Can link to your website via a really simple widget Inspiration for your own presentations – any theme Loads of other features: MP3, video, webinar, PDF/MS Office share
  • 26. <ul><li>Free 2GB online storage </li></ul><ul><li>Syncs with ALL your PC/MAC/Mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>Lost your memory stick? </li></ul><ul><li>Memory stick too small? </li></ul><ul><li>Want to share files with parents? </li></ul><ul><li>Private and public files </li></ul><ul><li>Go mobile and still connect? </li></ul><ul><li>Untapped potential </li></ul>ICT – parental engagement tools
  • 27. Online Booking Facilities <ul><li>Booking Appointments - http://bradleystoke.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>Booking appointments with staff was a problem </li></ul><ul><li>Reliant on forgetful students </li></ul><ul><li>Office taking too many calls about bookings </li></ul><ul><li>Confusion over what had been booked </li></ul><ul><li>Managing tickets - http://www.eventelephant.com/frogparentportallaunch </li></ul><ul><li>Free if event is free </li></ul><ul><li>Manages booking, communication, sales and generates badges </li></ul><ul><li>Links via a URL </li></ul><ul><li>Also manages most admin (e.g. name badges, contact lists etc.) </li></ul>ICT – parental engagement tools
  • 28. Online Booking Facilities ICT – parental engagement tools
  • 29. Learning Platform ICT – parental engagement tools Learning focused Fully owned by you Fully controlled by you Fully developed by you
  • 30. Learning Platform ICT – parental engagement tools
  • 31. Lessons learnt with Learning Platforms <ul><li>Remember ‘Measure twice, cut once…’ </li></ul><ul><li>Only launch when ready and confident – you get one shot! </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not just about information (e.g. data) exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Your learning platform and parent portal must link – remember learning is central! </li></ul><ul><li>MUST be simple and user friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Can an idiot use it? </li></ul><ul><li>Designed by parents, for parents… </li></ul><ul><li>Think about the total cost of ownership. Don’t forget things like: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced printing costs (e.g. exam/SATs papers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extra network storage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Streamlining communications (integral email) </li></ul></ul>ICT – parental engagement tools
  • 32. How do parents GET your info? PULL Vs. PUSH
  • 33. <ul><li>FACEBOOK - 30 billion pieces of content shared each month </li></ul><ul><li>UK  51M internet users in June 2010  82% population online  48.5%% of population are on FB </li></ul><ul><li>25% of UK FB users in 13 – 19 age range </li></ul><ul><li>TWITTER – 300,00 new users per day, 3 billion requests per day by 180M unique visitors </li></ul><ul><li>75% of Twitter’s visitors use third party apps! </li></ul><ul><li>UK = 5 th / 10 for Twitter traffic  18% of US Tweets are from teenagers </li></ul><ul><li>YOU TUBE  every minute 24h of video uploaded </li></ul><ul><li>2 billion viewers per day, 50% are under 20 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Today, You Tube occupies the same amount of bandwidth the entire internet used in 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>90% of internet users use at least 1 social networking site… </li></ul>Social Networking The ‘S’ word
  • 34. Social Networking &amp; Mobile /Smart Technology <ul><li>Soon, we will not be able to ignore its implications (limited resources/funds and student trends) </li></ul><ul><li>If such technologies are used, fear of ‘what might happen’ drives us </li></ul><ul><li>The possibilities of how we MIGHT engage them are overlooked – calculated risks are not taken </li></ul><ul><li>POLICY/PRACTICE , CONSISTENCY and EXPECTATIONS are essential </li></ul><ul><li>No different to a uniform policy in terms of the WAY you work with students – rewards and sanctions </li></ul><ul><li>ENGAGEMENT with the REAL issues </li></ul><ul><li>Better managed and in the open than wanton misuse behind closed doors – EDUCATE users </li></ul><ul><li>Costello Technology College – Google them (School Facebook site and YouTube channel) </li></ul><ul><li>PUSH technology is the key (Twitter client or RSS feed) </li></ul><ul><li>Start with TWITTER  1) CPD for yourself 2) Learning and Teaching </li></ul>The ‘S’ word
  • 35. By 2014, South Korea plans to digitize all elementary level materials. By 2015, the entire curriculum will be delivered via an online device. A cloud-based system will host all software and content… MIT Technology Review
  • 36. <ul><li>Parents: Do they know they matter? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/standard/publicationDetail/Page1/DCSF-RBW004 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.amazon.co.uk/Parents-Know-They-Matter-Achievement/dp/1855394790 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bradley Stoke Consultant School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.bradleystokecs.org.uk/consultantschool </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Useful Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>100 top tools for eLearning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.teachers2parents.co.uk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.slideshare.net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.eventelephant.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.sliderocket.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.prezi.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/ </li></ul></ul>Useful Resources
  • 37. <ul><li>Useful Tools (cont.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.dropbox.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Useful websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://shifthappens.wikispaces.com/home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.2020plus.net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.digeratidom.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.frogtrade.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.twitter.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.2mminutes.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This presentation can be found at  http://www.slideshare.net/BSCS_School </li></ul>Useful Resources Feel free to contact me on… [email_address] www.bradleystokecs.org.uk

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