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#educon Panel: Home & School 2.0
http://youtu.be/XjOL374u3Vg

Presentation (Conversation) at #educon 26 Jan 2013 educonphilly.org
An innovation conference where we can come together, both in person and virtually, to discuss the future of schools. Every session will be an opportunity to discuss and debate ideas — from the very practical to the big dreams.
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pickAtime's Online Appointment Scheduler
http://pickatime.com/?page=education
Scheduling Parent Teacher Conferences has never been easier with pickAtime's Online Appointment Scheduler
You will not be invoiced until after your first event and if for any reason you are not satisfied and do not want to use the system again, there is no obligation to pay.
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eFACE (electronic Family and Community Engagement)
http://bit.ly/yDoL1s
Archive recording of the webinar ... eFACE (electronic Family and Community Engagement)
Joe Mazza is the Principal of Knapp Elementary School ... he talks about how the school is using technology to keep parents informed and to improve communication
A MUST listen-to if you are reviewing the partnerships between your school and home(parents).
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Welcome to our Family Engagement Wiki
https://knappwiki.wikispaces.com/
Welcome to our Family Engagement Wiki
A resource and vehicle for communicating with parents at Knapp Elementary School.
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School Messenger : Notification Provider
http://www.schoolmessenger.com
School Messenger : Notification Provider
Deepest K-12 feature set. The service is in a class all its own in feature areas such as delivery options, translation, list management, user management, interactivity, reporting, Classroom Messaging, recipient controls and more. And although it is feature rich, users of all skill sets report that it is intuitive and easy to use.
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Connecting with Parents Using Technology
http://bit.ly/bTxmA1
Connecting with Parents Using Technology-Lorna Costantini
This is the recording of a 1 hour online webinar in the classroom 2.0 regular Saturday series.
Uses the Elluminate webinar platform
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Home-to-School Connections Guide
http://www.edutopia.org/home-to-school-connections-guide
Home-to-School Connections Guide: Tips, Tech Tools, and Strategies for Improving Family-to-School Communication
Whether you're a teacher, parent, or district administrator, this new guide provides you with relevant and valuable tools and resources for how best to strengthen the bonds between schools, families, and communities.
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Working with Bilingual Parent Volunteers
http://www.everythingesl.net/inservices/bilingualparents.php
Working with Bilingual Parent Volunteers
Develop a resource of parents who can help translate, interpret, and communicate
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ClassWish
http://classwish.org/
ClassWish
ClassWish is a nonprofit organization that empowers parents, educators, and local communities to make a positive change in their children's lives by providing them with the supplies they need to learn, grow and excel.
Teachers, administrators and officers of teacher-parent organizations create a Wish List of the supplies they need for their students.
They easily spread the word to parents and others in the community with ClassWish tools, including emails and printable flyers.
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Ideas to Increase Parent Communication in Schools
http://esheninger.blogspot.com/2010/03/ideas-to-increase-parent-communication.html
Ideas to Increase Parent Communication in Schools
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Free Tool for Scheduling Parent-Teacher Conferences
http://www.SignUpGenius.com/School
A simple and free tool to schedule your parent teacher conferences. Create your online sign up using great-looking templates.
Parents receive an email and sign up online. The system sends them an automatic email reminder. Saves teachers hours of scheduling time!
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Parents Are a Secret Weapon
http://www.edutopia.org/parent-involvement-participation-education
Parents Are a Secret Weapon Just Waiting to Be Discovered
Scientists say parents partnering with teachers can change the future of education.
True partnerships aren't easy. They require trust, respect, and willingness to compromise and, ultimately, to share power and responsibility. Although some might argue that's a lot to expect of parents and educators, given what's at stake -- our children and our schools -- is it right to expect any less?
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UK Government Info for Parents
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/index.htm
UK Government Info for Parents
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Digital Generation Parents Share Their Wisdom
http://www.edutopia.org/digital-generation-parents-video
Digital Generation Parents Share Their Wisdom
1. Do you agree that parents just need to get out of the way for their kids?
2. How can "home drive school?"
3. How do you engage the whole family in digital media?
4. How do you live in the moment with kids to support their current interests?
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Parent Teacher Conference Maker
http://www.ptconferencemaker.com/
Parent Teacher Conference Maker
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Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduling
http://webapples.com/faq1.html
Easy Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduling - EasyPTS
"EasyPTS™ takes focused tasks that are not handled well (and sometimes not handled at all) by the core IT systems and uses a web based application to automate the task - specifically, Parent-Teacher conference scheduling. Data can be imported easily from core IT systems so duplicate data entry is eliminated. Interfaces are simplified and designed around the workflow needed to complete the task.
This makes the system intuitive and fast for users. By focusing on only one core task to automate, the system does not become bloated or expensive to purchase (or maintain)."
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Online Parent/Teacher Conference Sign-up
http://www.teeso.com/
Online Parent/Teacher Conference Sign-up
Online Parent-Teacher Association Volunteer Sign-up
TEESO : Electronic School Office Service
The provider of the most effective school administrative services designed especially for schools on a tight budget. Our challenge is to provide pre-school through grade 12 schools with the most efficient and effective administrative services that seamlessly connect all the key constituencies of a school together. Please review our demonstration system to see how we have met this challenge.
Contact us for a username and password.
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SMS Strategies to Keep in Touch with Students and Parents
http://www.shambles.net/pages/staff/sms/
SMS Strategies to Keep in Touch with Students and Parents
List on the Shambles website
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Making Family and Community Connections (workshop)
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/familycommunity/index.html
Welcome to our workshop on Making Family and Community Connections. In this session we look at ways to create partnerships among schools, parents, and members of the local community. You should begin here in the "Explanation" section, which describes the CONCEPT. Then move along to the other sections, where we go from CONCEPT TO CLASSROOM.
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Parents in School
http://www.shambles.net/pages/staff/ParInvolv/
Parents in School .. another area on the Shambles website which lists resources and advice relevant to Parents working in your school.
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Home/School Resources at ICTeachers
http://www.icteachers.co.uk/resources/resources_homeschool.htm
Home/School Resources at ICTeachers
All the resources on this page are free for you to access and use.
Examples of home school agreements | school's survey to get parental feedback on homework | Example of a form to control the giving of medicines in school | examples of comments which could be used for reporting to parents | report comment banks |
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Home ICT & School
http://www.riefnacken.de/bcs/
Home ICT & School
Parents and schools are equally interested in policies and practices to positively support the enhancement of learning. A recent source which shows levels across each EU member country is provided by the annual Eurobarometer surveys. Tables showing levels of home access are based on the statistics provided from this source.
The BCS Working Party on "Home ICT & School" has collected together a range of materials that might be useful as information or guidance for those seeking to develop or support home-school links within their school community. This site will be developed further as more schools, LEAs, parent and community groups, advisory groups, and publishers present ideas and materials that might be of use to a wider audience.
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Local Homeless Education Agency
http://www.serve.org/nche/
Local Homeless Education Agency
Our website provides information and links to help educators, service providers, and families ensure that children and youth experiencing homelessness have access to educational opportunities and success in the classroom. Be sure to check the website regularly for updates!
Each child of a homeless individual and each homeless youth has the right to the same free appropriate public education, including a preschool education, as provided to other children and youth.
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Working with Parents
http://www.education-world.com/preservice/learning/parents.shtml
Working with Parents
Meeting With the Parents - Making the Most of Parent-Teacher Conferences | Parent- and Community-Involvement Strategies That Work | Principals Share Parent Involvement Ideas | Parent Involvement in Schools | Fourteen Activities to Promote Parent Involvement | Teacher-Created Web Sites Link Home and School --- Virtually | The Homework Dilemma: How Much Should Parents Get Involved? | Parental Involvement Is as Easy as PIE! | Bring Your Fathers to School | Family Involvement in Children's Education | New Skills for New Schools: Preparing Teachers in Family Involvement | 101 Ways Parents Can Help Students Achieve |
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Get Ready for Parent-Teacher Conferences (evenings)
http://bit.ly/zoymkF
The Parent-Teacher Conference: Five Must-Ask Questions
Find out how your kids are really doing in school with these must-ask questions.
Parent-Teacher Night: Be There or Be Square! Parent Involvement that Works Full List...
Tips for a Great Parent-Teacher Conference Make the most out of your parent/teacher conference
parents evenings |
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After-school Programs
http://www.thirteen.org/wnetschool/concept2class/month11/
Welcome to our workshop on After-school Programs -- From Vision to Reality. In this workshop we will look at the benefits that a quality after-school program can provide to students, their families, and their community, and discuss ways to create and sustain such programs.
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http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL31FE6B55FBC29C01
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