Tech Communication help for parents

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This presentation is about helping parents create their own networks of communication. The tools are there for us to stay in touch with our school communities (or others) - but not everyone knows how to use them yet!

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Tech Communication help for parents

  1. 1. Making technology work for parents <ul><li>MAKING CONNECTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>People for Education Conference, 2009 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Introductions <ul><li>GAY JAN </li></ul><ul><li>TANYA (not here in person!) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introductions <ul><li>How many of you use email and Word or a word processing program? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Introductions <ul><li>How many of you use email and Word or a word processing program? </li></ul><ul><li>Is anyone here a member of our online community? Or another discussion board or group? Any moderators? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Introductions <ul><li>How many of you use email and Word or a word processing program? </li></ul><ul><li>Is anyone here a member of our online community? Or another discussion board or group? Any moderators? </li></ul><ul><li>Has anyone created their own online group? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Introductions <ul><li>How many of you use email and Word or a word processing program? </li></ul><ul><li>Is anyone here a member of our online community? Or another discussion board or group? Any moderators? </li></ul><ul><li>Has anyone created their own online group? </li></ul><ul><li>Does anyone have their own website or look after someone else’s? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Communication is key. Making the web work for you! <ul><li>It’s all about building relationships in your community. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why the internet?
  9. 9. And did you know that…
  10. 10. Web 2.0 takes it a bit further. This means: <ul><li>Using the internet to instantly collaborate, share information and have a conversation about ideas we care about. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Samples of what you can do! <ul><li>Barrhaven Consolidated School Councils </li></ul><ul><li>Jockvale Council Yahoo Group </li></ul><ul><li>Online newsletter: Corner Council News ; Fall Newsletter P4E   </li></ul><ul><li>http://carletonplacehighschool.ning.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>People for Education’s online community (Ning.com site) </li></ul>
  12. 12. What shall we work on today? <ul><ul><li>How to do stuff in P4E’s online community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(e.g. update your profile/page settings, post pictures/videos, make comments, add discussions, blog) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to send free listserv / e-newsletters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(e.g. sign up to a company, upload email addresses to send to, format an e-news message to send out) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to create simple groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(e.g. Google groups or Yahoo ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to create a NING.com group similar to People for Education’s online community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(step by step, we will cover the basics) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Stay in touch! <ul><li>http://schools-at-the-centre.ning.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://schools-at-the-centre.ning.com/group/techhelpforparents </li></ul><ul><li>http://epttech.wordpress.com </li></ul>

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