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  • How do I add the audio, Peggy? I'm not sure. If someone can help me out, I'll happily do so! Thanks Peggy! Glad you liked the presentation.
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  • This was an incredible presentation and the audio recording can be found on http://edtechtalk.com under the Parents as Partners webcast. Maybe Aviva will add that audio to her slides to have them all in one place.
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  • 1. Using Web 2.0 Tools To Connect With Parents By Aviva Dunsiger Grade 1 Teacher Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
  • 2. Why Connect?
    • When I was in the Faculty of Education, a professor told me this:
    • “ Parents give us the best that they have.”
    • I think that this says it all!
  • 3. Individual Student Blogs
    • Parents add comments to blog posts. Encourage the students to continue to write through these comments.
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  • 5. Grade 1 Class Blog
    • Parents add comments here. Can look here to see what’s happening in the classroom and provide feedback too.
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  • 7. Professional Blog An example of parent/ teacher interaction. Mom offering thoughts on this approach.
  • 8. Great opportunity for some really positive feedback.
  • 9. Wallwisher
    • Wallwisher can be a great option for homework.
    • Used it last year in class, and then had students post sticky notes for a math homework activity. Parents helped. Great way to get the whole family involved.
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  • 11. Crocodoc
    • Crocodoc is great for a homework activity .
    • Students worked with their parents to post sticky notes on a variety of subjects.
  • 12. Evernote
    • I use Evernote to keep anecdotal records on my students.
    • Some Notebooks I keep for myself, but others I will share with parents .
    • Evernote is great because I can upload audio comments too that are good to share with both the parent and the student .
  • 13. Today’s Meet
    • Today’sMeet is really easy to use, and is a great way to get students to collaborate .
    • It also works well as a backchannel .
    • For homework, I gave parents the address for the Today’sMeet Chatroom, and they added more comments with their child. Continued the conversation.
  • 14. VoiceThread
    • VoiceThread is a great alternative to writing .
    • Many options on how to post comments.
    • Allows parents to get involved in the classroom by commenting on work.
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  • 16. PhotoPeach
    • In class, we make a PhotoPeach Slideshow.
    • Parents add comments to this slideshow. Helps motivate the students.
  • 17. PhotoPeach Slideshow
  • 18. Twitter: Where It All Began
    • Would never have started using Web 2.0 tools in my classroom, if it wasn’t for Twitter .
    • Started following amazing educators that discussed what tools they used in their classroom, and then started modifying them for home and school use.
    • My incredible Twitter PLN are the people that I need to thank for this!
  • 19. Tweeting In The Classroom
    • Tweet regularly in the classroom.
    • Individual students tweet on the iPod Touches.
    • Upload videos and pictures using Twitvid and Twitpic .
    • Have even tweeted on the SMART Board . Used Twitlonger for this too. Sent some tweets to parents.
    • For the 100 th Day of School, students worked together to try and send out 100 tweets .
  • 20. Writing A Letter On Twitlonger During Literacy Centres – Addressed To A Parent
  • 21. Tweeting on the iPod Touch: Parents Follow Our Tweets
  • 22. Parents Get Involved In The Classroom Thanks To Tweeting
  • 23. Final Thoughts …
    • There are so many Web 2.0 tools out there, and it can seem overwhelming at times.
    • Start slow , and let the children teach you about some of these tools too. Learn together.

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