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  1. Engaging and Informing Parents with Social Media ShellyTerrell@gmail.com TeacherRebootCamp.com

  2. “We need to relate to families not as clients, but as partners in school and community improvement.” • ~ Larry Ferlazzo, author of Building Parent Engagement in Schools

  3. Engagement= Active Partnerships • ~@LarryFerlazzo Everybody Holding Hands on the Wolk by Sean Dreilinger, CC, Flicker

  4. Pave the way for continuous communication

  5. Schools should have… Parent Portal Mobile Communication Plan Twitter Account/ Hashtag Facebookgroup/page

  6. What are some options? Newsletter Twitter Account/ Hashtag Cel.ly Google Calendar School App SMS Alerts E-mail Podcasts/Vodcasts Phone calls Blogs Wiki Facebookgroup/page Edmodo Moodle Google Plus Page ZippSlips

  7. Survey parents about their technology use!

  8. Use Google Forms

  9. Offer a variety of communication options!

  10. Learn through Examples • George Couros, #CPChat & ConnectedPrincipals.com founder • @gcouros • https://twitter.com/gcouros/principalsontwitter/members

  11. Cel.ly • Send group text messages • Create polls • Various options for classroom use

  12. zippslip.com • Eric Sheninger, • @NMHS_Principal,Esheninger.blogspot.com

  13. Webmobi for Creating a School App • Joe Mazza, • #PTChat host,Efacetoday.blogspot.com

  14. Keep themengaged… Student content updated! Polls Suggestion area! Announcements Multimedia & Visuals Parents as content creators!

  15. Make it user-friendly

  16. Make it user-friendly Google translate Screen tutorials Kids translate Multimedia & Visuals Easy navigation Translation bar

  17. Parents need to know what tools you plan on integrating & how you plan on keeping their children digitally safe.

  18. Host ongoing parent workshops!

  19. Raisingdigitalkids.wikispaces.com

  20. How do I manage this successfully?

  21. Provide food and drinks

  22. Prepare a welcome package! DEN Virtual Conference Schwag by Krossbow, Flickr

  23. Plan for Daycare

  24. Use icebreakers to learn more about them and ease the tension

  25. Anticipate and address fears!

  26. Go over your cyber safety guidelines and measures

  27. Let them play with some of the tools, apps, & webtools

  28. Elicit and incorporate their ideas! The Idea Machine by Will Hastings, Flickr

  29. Record the session

  30. Follow up!

  31. Get them to sign an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

  32. Utechtips.com/2009/07/31/aup-driven-by-vision-not-protection/Utechtips.com/2009/07/31/aup-driven-by-vision-not-protection/

  33. “People have been known to achieve more as a result of working with others than against them.” ~Dr. Allan Fromme

  34. Bit.ly/ELTLINKs ShellyTerrell@gmail.com