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Music Teacher 2.0 - Managing Your Program in the Digital Age


Presentation from the 2013 Florida Music Educators Association conference in Tampa, FL on January 11, 2013. Presenter was Andrew Zweibel.

Presentation from the 2013 Florida Music Educators Association conference in Tampa, FL on January 11, 2013. Presenter was Andrew Zweibel.

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  • 1. Music Teacher 2.0:Managing Your Program in the Digital Age Andrew M. Zweibel Director of Bands, South Dade Senior HS Homestead, FL
  • 2. Before We Begin...Session Materials: QR Code
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  • 4. Before We Begin...Session Materials: QR CodeAudio Recording - Available AfterwardsEvernote Shared Notebook LinkOn Twitter? Use #fmea13 to post thoughtsQuestions? Just ask away!
  • 5. What ARE We??
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  • 7. Why Bother? Why bother bringing my program into the “digital age?” I stay organized just fine using a pen and paper...1. Enhanced Speed and Productivity2. Digital Natives vs. Digital Immigrants3. Easy Advocacy to Administration
  • 8. Categories of Tools Communication - Ways to reach students, parents, administration, and community Organization - Ways to help your program run smoothlyREMEMBER: These are both still forms of Education - they help you focus on teaching your students!
  • 9. For Each Tool... What does it do?(Why should I use it?) How does it work? Use Case (How do I use it?)
  • 10. CommunicationCommunicate better with students, parents,administrators, and the community: Wordpress Facebook Twitter Google Voice
  • 11. WordPress - WhatDoes it Do?Website-Building PlatformYour Program Needs aWebsite! Advocacy Communication Recruitment Log Achievements
  • 12. WordPress - HowDoes it Work?Blogging Platform - Allows for moreflexibilityStatic Pages: About, Director, Contact“Blog” - Updates/AnnouncementsMedia - Pictures/VideoLog-in or Password Access - Post materialjust for students
  • 13. WordPress - Use Cases DEMO -
  • 14. Facebook-WhatDoeswith the Connect it Do?kids where they are Remember... digital natives vs. digital immigrants!Connect withalumni and thecommunity
  • 15. Facebook-How Doesit Work?Fan Page - Public brand page that users can “like” Community and Alumni Relations - News Publicity Create “Events” for concerts/fundraisers Photo AlbumsGroup - Private page for specific members Communication within the program (reminders, etc.)
  • 16. Facebook - Use Cases DEMO -
  • 17. A Few Facebook Pointers...* - you don’t need to! Don’t friend the kids If you create a group, friend your most trustworthy student, add them to the group, immediately unfriend them, and have them add their peers Stay professional (avoid “lol,” “k,” etc.) Use Facebook features (“like” their comments, tag people, etc.) to show them* I am NOT a lawyer!know what you’re doing! that you
  • 18. Twitter - What Doesit Do?Much fasterconnections - shortupdatesBest for keepingstudents/familyinformed quicklyTweets with Text,Pictures, Links
  • 19. Twitter - How Doesit Work?Send 140-character “Tweets” for publicconsumptionAnyone can follow you - no approvalnecessary Unless account is “Private” - Don’t do it!@Replies, Retweets (Forwarded Tweet),#Hashtags
  • 20. Twitter - Use Cases
  • 21. Google Voice-WhatSeparate Phone Do?-Does it NumberSame Phone!School Life vs. PersonalLifeTexting from smartphones(archived - CYA!)Custom VoicemailGreetingsVisual Voicemail(Transcripts!)
  • 22. Google Voice-HowDoes it Work?Claim Your Number (Be Creative!) (XXX) MR-SMITH might be available!Link to your current phone numberDownload the appDistribute your new number tostudents/parents
  • 23. Google Voice - Use Cases “Do Not Disturb” Time Texting Students - Everything is Archived! * Different Voicemail Greetings Students/Parents Friends/Family* I am NOT a lawyer!
  • 24. OrganizationSpend less time on paperwork/filing, moretime on TEACHING! Google Drive Dropbox Evernote
  • 25. Google Drive-WhatDoes it Do?Formerly “Google Docs”Online FileStorage/Collaboration in“the cloud”Group Editing of Documents Word Processing Spreadsheets (Forms) Presentations Drawings
  • 26. Google Drive - How Does it Work?
  • 27. Google Drive - UseCasesBudget -AccessibleAnywhere!Music Library -Librarians don’tneed your log-in oryour deskAbsence Request
  • 28. AbsenceRequest Form
  • 29. Dropbox - WhatDoes it Do?Secure FileStorage (Cloud)Sync BetweenDevicesEasy-to-useInterfaceMobile AppsSharing!
  • 30. Dropbox - How Doesit Work?Create a free account ( *Affiliate LinkInstall Dropbox on home computerInstall Dropbox on work computer(s) Use if your IT person won’t install!Download the appFiles sync between devices immediatelyEasy Sharing - click on folder and share link publiclyor by email address
  • 31. Dropbox - UseCasesFor Yourself: Lesson Plans/Resources Presentations/Projects YouTube Videos ( Sharing: Show Recordings
  • 32. Evernote - WhatDoes it Do?“Remember Everything”Electronic Notebook Handwritten notes Typed Notes File Attachments Web Content Voice Memos
  • 33. Evernote - WhatDoes it Do? Syncs to cloud and all your devices Unlimited space! (limited monthly upload) Sharing Features (some limits for free users)
  • 34. Evernote - HowDoes it Work?Create notes within notebooks“Capture” anything you might need!Search capability (by: notebook, tag,created date, updated date, attachmenttype, attachment size, etc...)Image Recognition - Searchable text(premium - .pdf too!)Share Notebooks to work in groups
  • 35. Evernote Use Cases - CaptureEVERYTHING!Purchase OrdersBooster Meeting NotesLesson Plans/Resources/Notes for each classFrequent Information (Extension List, Account#’s, Course Codes)Master To-Do List (remember... synced to ALLdevices!)Repair needs (with images and quotes)
  • 36. In ConclusionCommunication and OrganizationHELP ENHANCE Education
  • 37. In ConclusionMore Time: In Classroom Teaching Planning Being a TEACHERLess Time:
  • 38. Questions? Andrew M. ZweibelDirector of Bands, South Dade Senior High School @Zweibz7 on Twitter