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Tap into the power of social media to increase professional effectiveness, student engagement and parent participation! K-12 educators and leaders, learn how to integrate Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Edublogs, Google Hangout and more into your everyday repertoire.
Sponsored by McGraw Hill Education & VolunteerSpot. Check out the great roundup of Social Media 4 Edu Resource Links at http://Vols.pt/SM4Edu


Tap into the power of social media to increase professional effectiveness, student engagement and parent participation! K-12 educators and leaders, learn how to integrate Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Edublogs, Google Hangout and more into your everyday repertoire.
Sponsored by McGraw Hill Education & VolunteerSpot. Check out the great roundup of Social Media 4 Edu Resource Links at http://Vols.pt/SM4Edu


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Social Media Savvy for Educators

  1. 1. Social Media Savvy for Educators February 5, 2013 #SM4Edu
  2. 2. Karen Bantuveris Joe Mazza Lisa Dabbs Founder & CEO Principal, #PTChat #ntchat, Edu Consultant @VolunteerSpot @Joe_Mazza @Teachingwthsoul Ronnie Burt John Samuelson Director Sales & Opps Ed Tech, @Edublogs @RonnieBurt Techlandia Podcast Host @ipadsammy
  3. 3. Agenda Welcome & Why We’re Here Recent Survey Results – Karen Overview of Popular Social Media tools – Karen Social Media For: Professional Development – Lisa Parent Participation – Joe Student Enrichment - Ronnie & Jon Q& A – All Resources & VolunteerSpot Demo: Free Online Signups & Parent-Teacher Scheduler – Karen
  4. 4. What is Social Media? Social Media: Any online technology or practice that lets us share (content, opinions, insights, experiences, media) and have a conversation about the ideas we care about.
  5. 5. Who Uses Social Media? Pew Research Center Stats
  6. 6. What SM are you Using? 80% Frequently 30-40% Occasionally 2013 VolunteerSpot Educator Survey Results
  7. 7. For What Purpose do you Use SM? Personal Use – 95% Frequently Professional Development – 85% Frequently Student Engagement – 50% Sometimes Parent Engagement – 41% Sometimes 2013 VolunteerSpot Educator Survey Results
  8. 8. Professional Development Lisa Dabbs @TeachingwthSoul Education Consultant Los Angeles, CA Founder of New Teacher Chat #ntchat, Core Blogger/Marketing Team Support @Edutopia Teachingwithsoul.com
  9. 9. Professional Development with Social Media
  10. 10. Social Media: It’s not just for kids! All ages can benefit. It’s frequently FREE. With use our practice can improve!
  11. 11. Harnessing Social Media for PD How should we use it for PD? Can it support our practice?
  12. 12. Using Social Media for PD Build your bio. Choose a tool/tools. Connect with colleagues. Join events/communities. Lurk and Learn!
  13. 13. Build your Social Media Bio Build your bio on: Facebook Twitter Google Plus LinkedIn About.me
  14. 14. Choose Your Social Media Tool Facebook Twitter Blogs Google Plus/Hangouts LinkedIn Ning Groups
  15. 15. Attend Events! Twitter Chats: #ntchat, #edchat Edcamps Free Webinars Google Hangouts-On Air
  16. 16. Using Social Media for PD Let’s re-cap: Build your bio. Choose a tool and use it. Connect with colleagues. Join events/communities. Lurk and Learn!
  17. 17. Can Social Media Support Us? Recommended Practices: Find a mentor Get comfortable with a platform or tool. Seek out free on-line PD. Collaborate & share resources. Don’t be afraid to ask for help!
  18. 18. Parent Engagement Joe Mazza @Joe_Mazza Lead Learner @knappelementary, Philadelphia, PA ~ @PennGSE student studying home-school partnerships 2.0 ~ Host of (Parent-Teacher) #PTchat Weds 9EDT
  19. 19. Using tech tools to build a connected learning community. Community is NOT one size fits all. Our “Size” @KnappElementary •Students: 600, K-6 •Home languages: 22 •Free/reduced lunch: 33% •Many other * facets to consider
  20. 20. #MysterySkype @CoachYetter 5th grade class in Iowa @MrYettersClass
  21. 21. Investment in face to face two-way communication - A foundation or home button for home-school partnerships Image credit: inspiredmamadesigns.blogspot.com
  22. 22. Dr. Joyce Epstein Dr. Karen Mapp Dr. Anne Henderson Dr. Steve Constantino FACE Family And Community Engagement Many years of action research
  23. 23. Epstein’s 6 Types of Involvement Image credit: http://www.csos.jhu.edu/p2000/nnps_model/school/sixtypes.htm
  24. 24. anymeeting.com Monthly Home & School 2.0 Meetings
  25. 25. “Meet Families Where they Are” Connecting Cultures
  26. 26. Plant the seeds. Provide ongoing training for parents & teachers.
  27. 27. “@KnappElementary: @MissMorrison’s students read their newly published eBooks to 2nd grade buddies today & will share them with their family tonight!” Tell me about this book you published. dinner table
  28. 28. eFACE Efforts Grown Over Time Google Voice/Text line Knapp Facebook ? Mobile App Text Alerts Remind 101 - Text Alerts Timekiwi PollEverywhere Twitter Home & School 2.0 Family Engagement Wiki Email Distribution List Face to Face 2-Way Communications
  29. 29. Next steps in “meeting families where they are” School Digital Family Summit Student Voice - KnappRadio Show #PTchat during Home & School Mtg School hashtag (i.e. @TMSHawkChat) Skype P-T Conference Options
  30. 30. (12-13 family/staff bumper sticker)
  31. 31. Student Enrichment Ronnie & Jon @RonnieBurt @ipadSammy Ronnie: Edublogs.org Jon: Ed Tech Teacher, Techlandia Podcast Host ipadSammy.com
  32. 32. Blogging with Students! How are blogs used with students?
  33. 33. Student Blogging Tips Start with a class blog Have students leave comments Then let students make posts on class blog Then students can earn own blog
  34. 34. Join a Blogging Challenge! Student Blogging Challenges studentchallenge.edublogs.org Open to all ages and abilities Can use any platform (Edublogs, Kidblog, WordPress, etc.) Starts in March but register soon! 10 weeks of blogging activities Make connections among classrooms Tons of support and resources
  35. 35. Twitter with Students Age restrictions Can have one class account & approve posts Have a class hashtag Search relevant hashtags http://youtu.be/3LmhYtIPUWk #comments4kids Check out these first graders!
  36. 36. Pinterest Created Boards for Students AND Parents Organized Visually
  37. 37. Pinterest Board Ideas Current Events - for discussion Picture A Day Board - for parents and students iPad App Board - for parents and students Project Board - to showcase student work School + Educational Videos Tech Tools To Try Conference Finds - TCEA collaborative board 3 9
  38. 38. Example: Math Games
  39. 39. Edmodo Have been using Edmodo for almost four years (since 2009) Create Groups and Forum for Students Sharing Projects from iPod Touch Lab Great Way To Stay In Touch Outside of School Set Specific Rules + Guidelines For Use 4 1
  40. 40. Our Edmodo Rules Sign up in lab with group code together Let use as chat, then set rules Be Positive Ask A Question or Give A Thoughtful Comment Try To Use Correct Grammar + Spelling There Is No Text Talk Allowed There Are No Emoticons Allowed 4 2
  41. 41. Edmodo
  42. 42. Questions & Comments?
  43. 43. Resources http://Vols.pt/SM4Edu (caps matter) Link to recorded webinar & slides Articles for Educators Articles & Links to share with Parents & Students
  44. 44. Karen Bantuveris Joe Mazza Lisa Dabbs Founder & CEO Principal, #PTChat #ntchat, Edu Consultant @VolunteerSpot @Joe_Mazza @Teachingwthsoul Ronnie Burt John Samuelson Director Sales & Opps Ed Tech, @Edublogs @RonnieBurt Techlandia Podcast Host @ipadsammy
  45. 45. FREE, Easy Parent Conference & Group Scheduling VolunteerSpot.com Please stay for a quick DEMO (< 5 min)
  46. 46. Parents Get Invited
  47. 47. Parents Click to Sign Up NO PASSWORDS
  48. 48. Choose Their Spot
  49. 49. Choose Their Spot
  50. 50. Stay Connected

Editor's Notes

  • We’re doing overall very good, but there are some clear gaps b/t parents and teachers in how we perceive each other and our participation and engagement for our kids. Goal to close the gap and PT Conference is a very powerful touch point for moving forward.

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