My name is Jay Gross. I am here today to talk to you about Communicating with today’s students through
technology. Let us take a moment and define communication. Dictionary.com defines communication as:
the act or process of communicating; fact of being communicated.
the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs.
something imparted, interchanged, or transmitted.
a document or message imparting news, views, information, etc.
passage, or an opportunity or means of passage, between places.
My Purpose today is give you some new ideas on how to exchange ideas with students.
I also want you to take a chance and step outside your comfort zones.
If there is time, I would like to tell you some stories.
So let us now talk about technology. Dictionary.com defines technology as:
the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation
with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied
science, and pure science.
the terminology of an art, science, etc.; technical nomenclature.
a scientific or industrial process, invention, method, or the like.
the sum of the ways in which social groups provide themselves with the material objects of their civilization.
Now that we have that straight, how do students today communicate?
You do yours / I’ll do mine / We’ll pass & grade when done / Then
pass forward for our teacher
A LOT of people complain
about Kids & Social Media…
So who exactly is teaching them how to use it???
I try to model with my page…
If it is isn’t positive,
inspirational, or info
Shepherd needs to know…
I don’t post it.
Just wish students / people Happy Birthday!
Post positives from the classroom / playing field
or court /concerts / etc…
Post school information… Graduation /
Guidelines / Snow day & Delay Information
/ Hey There Shepherd / Getting To Know…
But I would have to be ‘friends’
with students & Parents?
Terry Abbott… Working with the Media in a Crisis
•The Fear Factor
•Teacher/Student relationships & texting
I will NOT let the less than ½%
of all educators who are sexual
deviants & predators & perverts
rule my life.
Want to fight a pedaphile?
Then help educate the victims
BEFORE it happens.
Relationships are there to be
Staying in touch with former students & staff is
Following sites such as Free Tech For Teachers adds
so much information
Blended Learning (Luv It!)
• FORMAL Emails
• Moodle only for Quizzes & Tests & Lessons
• ACT Prep / Essay Help / Projects / Research
Google Drive (Gdrive)
• My Class Folders / Syllabus is interactive
• GDrive Challenge 3 times per year
• Research w/ Tool & Alerts / Email Filter
• Tips for Gdrive Users
School Wide Calendar?
Graduation Open House Calendar?
Allows for total control / sharing / reminders…