In October, of this year, I journeyed down to St. John’s Lutheran in Orange County to talk with the teachers about Digital Footprints — you can visit the ideas we shared here: http://cmcstech.pbworks.com/w/page/30110297/Elementary
At the end of the session, I was approached with the request to return and speak with Middle School Parents. I said okay and then quickly DMed my pal, Sean Williams, to ask him to co-present. And he said yes. 🙂
So, when a date was confirmed, Sean started a google doc which we built together and he also started the presentation and we were ready to go. But sadly, due to an unexpected family issue — Sean called to say he could not come.
Augh — but OKAY — cuz I like to think I am flexible……..so after my panic, I drove down to the school, enlisted Dennis to be the backup, and got ready to share with parents.
We had 2 major objectives.
#1 We wanted to not use SCARE TACTICS but to use AWARE TECHNIQUES
#2 And we wanted to have them walking away with a real positive plan for helping their child with their digital footprint
We created an acrostic to help the parents remember positive ways to work with their child.
and gave examples with each letter. With good discussion with the parents.
After we shared, and they shared — we had about 30 minutes of questions which concluded with plans to have a part 2 of this session and to also make it mandatory for all new parents. (so I think they felt the time spent was helpful)
Here is the presentation if you wish to view it:
and there is a delicious feed of links and also a survey of help from my twitter friends to share with the parents as well http://bit.ly/fthM3G
and a poster I created: http://www.scribd.com/doc/44544510/Dfp-Poster