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Technology Smackdown
Technology Tools for Communication and PTA Efficiencies
Julia D. Pile, President
Stinger Media, LLC
K...
First things first…
While I love social media and electronic communication,
nothing replaces face to face relationship bui...
Survey your parents:
-Where are they?
-Paper is not dead!
-Don’t forget about ELL
(English Language
Learners) families!
#1...
All Tools Can Be Found on the Symbaloo Webmix:
http://mobileiphone.symbaloo.com/mix/ptatools
Every unit should have a soci...
Use a #hashtag for all of your communications, best if school and
PTA communicate together, register your #hashtag (keep s...
Technology Smackdown – Let’s Break It Down
#14kypta16
Social Media Platforms
#14kypta16
Virtual/Video Tools
#14kypta16
Posting & Summarizing Tools
#14kypta16
Helpful Utilities
#14kypta16
Administrative Tools
#14kypta16
Event Management/Survey Tools
#14kypta16
Direct Communication Tools
#14kypta16
Direct Communication Tools
The teachers, school administration and PTA all need to agree
on a Direct Communication Tool as...
Think About….
- How do you communicate with families who are not on
electronic methods? Paper can still be very useful.
- ...
Last step – Create
awareness of where
families can stay in
the loop and
encourage them to
communicate too!
#14kypta16
Questions????
Thank you for attending!
Please feel free to connect with me on
any of the social media platforms.
(juliepil...
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14 District KY PTA Back to School Conference Technology Smackdown Session presentation

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14 District KY PTA Back to School Conference Technology Smackdown Session presentation

  1. 1. Technology Smackdown Technology Tools for Communication and PTA Efficiencies Julia D. Pile, President Stinger Media, LLC KY & 14th District PTA Social Media Commissioner #14kypta16
  2. 2. First things first… While I love social media and electronic communication, nothing replaces face to face relationship building. #14kypta16
  3. 3. Survey your parents: -Where are they? -Paper is not dead! -Don’t forget about ELL (English Language Learners) families! #14kypta16
  4. 4. All Tools Can Be Found on the Symbaloo Webmix: http://mobileiphone.symbaloo.com/mix/ptatools Every unit should have a social media policy or rules. Remember: YOU, each and every one of you are a Parent Leader and YOU represent the school. #14kypta16
  5. 5. Use a #hashtag for all of your communications, best if school and PTA communicate together, register your #hashtag (keep short) Checkout: #Twuzz, #CEMSBlazers, #GoCrickets All communication from your PTA and the school should have a consistent look & feel i.e. “Branding”. #14kypta16
  6. 6. Technology Smackdown – Let’s Break It Down #14kypta16
  7. 7. Social Media Platforms #14kypta16
  8. 8. Virtual/Video Tools #14kypta16
  9. 9. Posting & Summarizing Tools #14kypta16
  10. 10. Helpful Utilities #14kypta16
  11. 11. Administrative Tools #14kypta16
  12. 12. Event Management/Survey Tools #14kypta16
  13. 13. Direct Communication Tools #14kypta16
  14. 14. Direct Communication Tools The teachers, school administration and PTA all need to agree on a Direct Communication Tool as to not overwhelm families by using multiple products. Do you have time to check 3 or 4 places for information each day? Make it easy for them and you! #14kypta16
  15. 15. Think About…. - How do you communicate with families who are not on electronic methods? Paper can still be very useful. - How do you communicate with families of different languages? What are your top 2-5 languages? - Do families of different cultures expect to receive communications via different methods? #14kypta16
  16. 16. Last step – Create awareness of where families can stay in the loop and encourage them to communicate too! #14kypta16
  17. 17. Questions???? Thank you for attending! Please feel free to connect with me on any of the social media platforms. (juliepile) #14kypta16

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