14 District KY PTA Back to School Conference Technology Smackdown Session presentation
Technology Tools for Communication and PTA Efficiencies
Julia D. Pile, President
Stinger Media, LLC
KY & 14th District PTA Social Media Commissioner
First things first…
While I love social media and electronic communication,
nothing replaces face to face relationship building.
Survey your parents:
-Where are they?
-Paper is not dead!
-Don’t forget about ELL
All Tools Can Be Found on the Symbaloo Webmix:
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.
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”.
Technology Smackdown – Let’s Break It Down
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
- 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?
Last step – Create
awareness of where
families can stay in
the loop and
encourage them to
Thank you for attending!
Please feel free to connect with me on
any of the social media platforms.