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Need a Parent AUP for your parent portal?

16 June 2011

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A few people have been asking for some ideas on putting together an appropriate Acceptable Use Policy for Parents as part of them accessing a parent portal. Please note that what I have put together below reflect access from their own technology and does not incorporate access to school owned equipment:   Parent Portal Acceptable […]

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Transforming parental engagement with a Parent Portal

15 June 2011

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Now that I am on the train back home I thought that I would take the time to reflect on the session that Iain Williams and I delivered at the FROG conference yesterday, looking at how technology can shape transformational change with respect to how parents can engage in, and support, the education of their […]

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Parental Engagement Presentation (transform) – FROG 11 (ICC 14 June 2011)

14 June 2011

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Hi everyone, I have managed to get the presentation that Iain Williams and I delievered at the National Learning Platforms conference uploaded onto Slideshare, ready for delegates (and anyone else!) to access. I’m sorry that are presentation was cut short by the previous session over running. I will be adding a narrative to the Slideshare […]

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Parent Portal AUP

1 October 2009

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We did not feel we could launch the parent portal, without putting a specific AUP in place. Below is the AUP (Revision 1), I am sure that this will need to be tweaked and re-issued over the next few weeks, but it is a starting point. Feel free to lift it for your own use, […]

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Parent Portal launches to Year 7 parents

1 October 2009

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I know it has been a while since my last post, and for that I apologise. It has been a truly manic few weeks back focusing on getting technology, protocols, pedagogy and practice right for our launch of the parent portal. I’m going to endeavour to put together some of the key elements we have […]

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Parental Engagement – FROG Conference 2009

13 June 2009

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Many of you will know that this year I presented a session on parental engagement and use of online portals at the FROG National learning platform conference, June 2009. I have been through my presentation again and recorded a screencast (below) for those that missed it. I hope to be blogging quite a bit more […]

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FROG National Conference in June

7 May 2009

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Many of you who have been following my blog will already know that I am presenting at the FROG national conference this year, specifically looking at parental engagement and the parent portal. The conference is now only a few weeks away and I am turning to all of you for a bit of help. I […]

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Enhancing Community Engagement

10 February 2009

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EventElephant are one of FROG’s partners and I spent some time today in a conference call discussing how the functionality of EventElephant can be secured within FROG and vice versa. One of the topics that came out of the discussion was trying to put a bit more detail on what types of events may be […]

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Feedback from Parent Focus Group Meeting

3 December 2008

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The inaugural parent focus group meeting took place last night at the college and was a fantastic event from the college perspective. It will prove extremely useful in shaping where we move developments with the parent portal. What also became evident was that parents are engaged by becoming engaged – if that makes sense! 7 […]

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Parent Portal Focus Group

27 November 2008

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Have shaped our pilot of Event Elephant around our parent portal and how it will take shape over the next year. I have set up and event using the product which parents will be attending next week. You can have a look here – whole site/event took less than 10 minutes to set up. Event […]

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