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  • 1. Morley Stanwood Keynote 2014
  • 2. My Pack (All 6) All either rescued from abuse cases or shelters…
  • 3. My Boys… All adopted right out of Central Michigan Areas…
  • 4. Currently fostering TWO more boys!!! So we have FIVE boys ages 5-8 years old… Five Dogs… And ME… For my angel of a wife to deal with…
  • 5. My Wife… My Rock… She holds us all together and allows me to do what I do…
  • 6. Why all these family pictures & stories?
  • 7. So let’s get started…
  • 8. Good Morning… 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? Texting Twitter SnapChat Instagram FaceBook
  • 9. Prefer Handouts??? You do yours / I’ll do mine / We’ll pass & grade when done / Then pass forward for our teacher
  • 10. Or Dittos??? Ah… that smell
  • 11. Cell phones a problem? It is how I treat my students… They respond back with what they receive…
  • 12. My Classroom  Project Based  Groups  “Guide on the Side / Not the Sage on the Stage”
  • 13. It is THEIR Time
  • 14. From 1991
  • 15. The Future of ordering Pizza…
  • 16. My Vision / Theme Take a chance… Communicate… NEVER forget the kids… NEVER Let Technology replace you…
  • 17. Blocking is NOT the answer!
  • 18. What are the kids using TODAY???
  • 19. Do NOT let the Tech replace YOU!
  • 20. TWITTER
  • 21. Students today use it because: •Quick & Fast info… •Short & To the point! •Parents can’t follow fast enough •Parents do not have the patience to learn it!
  • 22. @kevinhoneycutt
  • 23. TweetDeck
  • 24. Use as a positive? My Debate class…
  • 25. A lot of people complaining about FaceBook & Social Media… Exactly who is teaching today’s students how to use it???
  • 26. FACEBOOK It’s about life… NOT life…
  • 27. Do NOT let the Tech replace YOU!
  • 28. NEVER forget about the kids…
  • 29. A LOT of people complain about Kids & Social Media… So who exactly is teaching them how to use it???
  • 30. 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.
  • 31. Getting Started… 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…
  • 32. But I would have to be ‘friends’ with students & Parents? Terry Abbott… Working with the Media in a Crisis •The Fear Factor •Sexual Predators •Teacher/Student relationships & texting
  • 33. I will NOT let the less than ½% of all educators who are sexual deviants & predators & perverts rule my life. Period.
  • 34. Want to fight a pedaphile? The predators? Then help educate the victims BEFORE it happens.
  • 35. Do NOT let the Tech replace YOU!
  • 36. Relationships are there to be built stronger… Staying in touch with former students & staff is priceless Following sites such as Free Tech For Teachers adds so much information
  • 37. Blended Learning (Luv It!) • 5/20-5/20-15/5 • FORMAL Emails • Gdrive • Moodle only for Quizzes & Tests & Lessons • Shmoop • ACT Prep / Essay Help / Projects / Research
  • 38. Google Drive (Gdrive) • Collaboration…Collaboration… Collaboration… • My Class Folders / Syllabus is interactive • GDrive Challenge 3 times per year • Research w/ Tool & Alerts / Email Filter • Tips for Gdrive Users
  • 39. Google Calendar School Wide Calendar? Class Calendar? Graduation Open House Calendar? Allows for total control / sharing / reminders…
  • 40. TEXTING
  • 41. HOW ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE WHO WRITE AND POST IN ALL CAPS AND A LOT OF EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 42. - No text before 7am and after 8pm - No Sunday texts… - No texts 24 hours before a due date - Proper English / Not ‘Text Talk’ Set parameters and stick to them…
  • 43. Students / Parents / Community Members REMIND 101
  • 44. Step outside that comfort zone… Maybe just for today… just for this hour with me…
  • 45. Where are they headed???
  • 46. Reading App to help read entire novels in 90 minutes? Yup!
  • 47. Aurasma Newest tool in ‘QR Code Reader’
  • 48. Online Portfolios Levi J Smith Hannah Yesmunt
  • 49. My Dream of what I want to see… • Required courses in Social Media Skills • Required Speech Class • Community Technology Nights
  • 50. If I can touch their minds, they might remember it. If I can touch their hearts, it just might embed in their souls…
  • 51. Mr. Jay Gross Shepherd High School jaygrossproductions.com Twitter: jgross811 FaceBook: Jay B Gross