TESC Presentation Feb 2009


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Presentation on how TESC could utilize the Internet to better communicate with each other, and with the parents, students and faculty!

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TESC Presentation Feb 2009

  1. 1. Trillium Elementary School Council - Internet, Communications, and TESC.
  2. 2.   Do You Know These?? `
  3. 3.   How About These?? `
  4. 4. Guess what...your kids and your students do!
  5. 5. “ The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” Bill Gates
  6. 6.   A Completely Unscientific Study   2 Classes at Trillium - 6/7 and 7/8 <ul><ul><li>70 percent of students have a facebook account. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50 percent of students have a myspace account. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>80 percent of students have used Youtube. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100 percent of students have used Wikipedia. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50 percent of students have 'net' friends. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All but one have a personal gmail or hotmail email account. </li></ul></ul>All sites have an Internet standard 13+ age requirement to sign.  However, a parent can agree to allow them to sign up (my 10 yr old has a live account, with email, IM and document storage)
  7. 7.   The Web & Communications
  8. 9.   The Web and Communications   The Evolving Beast   Web 1.0 Web 2.0 <ul><ul><li>Websites which projected information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email broadcasts  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Little interaction with 'viewers' </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High need on 'techies' </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites that are dynamic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real time communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The viewers are key - updating/setting info. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Constant collaboration. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Little need on 'techies' </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11.   What About Some Real Examples   What We Knew What They/We Know <ul><ul><li>Exchange (email) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outlook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MS Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dictionaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Television/Movies  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups/Assoc's  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oracle/Databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summer School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Apps/iLife </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gmail/MobileMe/Hotmail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Apps/iWork/Zoho </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia/Private Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Youtube/Bebo/Hulu* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook/MySpace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Salesforce/ AWS/LongJump  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ePals/TutorCity/ Edutopia </li></ul></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>Did You Know... </li></ul><ul><li>Trillium Elementary School is on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ratemyteacher.com (faculty comments) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>facebook.com (Trillium ES group) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>classmates.com (bulletin board) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>wordpress (blog - music) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  11. 13.   Why Look at New Ways To Communicate? <ul><ul><li>Lower email volume. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One place to discuss topics, instead of the reply all game. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Central document area. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No more “find the right document” game. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows parents to go to information, not ask for... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Larger 'tail' - allows for larger group of parents to be 'affected'. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>imho - it's important to show to our children.  </li></ul></ul>
  12. 14.   Communication Ideas for TESC
  13. 15.   Google Apps <ul><ul><li>Google is well known for searching. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>did you know that Google is now a verb - for searching on the Internet? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google released Google Apps two years ago. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Replacement for MS Exchange, MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint.  Also has much much more... </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$50 / yr / user for Standard Companies. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FREE for educational use... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ottawa University, Lakehead University, countless PTA and school councils. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 16.   Ning <ul><ul><li>What if you create a facebook like application (app) for your company/school/organization? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ning started in 2005 - now has over 5 Million users (and one of the highest growth rates) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows for chat boards,specialized groups, email, chat, document sharing, calendaring. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FREE - as with facebook, there are a few Google ads. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 17.   TESC Wiki <ul><ul><li>Wikis - online knowledge areas which allow for content to be managed by the populous. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilized online by schools, faculty, parent councils. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Could be utilized as a place to store: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>School Code of Conduct </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty Information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>School Council Events and Information </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 18.   Twitter <ul><ul><li>Real time communications between &quot;tweeters&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All updates must be 140 characters or less </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapidly growing social communication page. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Major news broken through Twitter - Flight 1549, Mumbai bombings. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First person comments.  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Could be used for emergency closures: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>school buses, real-time information passing, event updates. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 19. Facebook Group - TESC <ul><ul><li>Trillium ES group already exists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Unmoderated&quot; student group </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dissemination of information and events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Event invites  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>School Council meetings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>General information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Large number of parents/students already on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are afraid of privacy, we should talk. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 20.   Next Month Plotting a course of action - where do we go from here.