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Kicking it up a NotchParental Engagement in the 21st Century – Leveraging web 2.0 tools to engage parents in non-traditional ways

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Lorna Costantini, St. Catharines, Ontario Canada & Matt Montagne Palo Alto, California, USA

Blog: http://www.ourschool.ca & http://middleschoolblog.blogspot.com/

Bio: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Lorna+Costantini & https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Matt+Montagne

Bio:Matt and Lorna met each other ‘virtually’ through their mutual interests in new ways to consider parental involvement and through their participation in the Webcast Academy’s class of 2.4. Lorna and Matt are members of the Parents as Partners bi-monthly webcast over at Edtechtalk.com.

Presentation Description: New ways of looking at relationships with parents will help parents support their children, their child’s teacher and their child’s school. The next generation of parents are and will continue to be computer literate. Electronic communications will be one of the ways that schools and teachers effectively communicate with families in the 21st century. By engaging parents using new mediums, schools can help develop a broad base of parental knowledge regarding social media tools. parents that are more informated and have a better understanding of social media technologoes will be better prepared to help their children successed and excel in the information age.


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