Music Teacher      2.0:Managing Your Program in the Digital               Age                Andrew M. Zweibel    Director...
Before We Begin...Session Materials:http://andyzweibel.com/fmea13Handouts: QR Code
QR Code
Before We Begin...Session Materials:http://andyzweibel.com/fmea13Handouts: QR CodeAudio Recording - Available AfterwardsEv...
What ARE We??
http://www.tonedeafstore.com/products/the-many-hats-of-a-band
Why Bother? Why bother bringing my program into the “digital age?” I stay            organized just fine using a pen and p...
Categories of Tools   Communication - Ways to reach students,   parents, administration, and community   Organization - Wa...
For Each Tool...      What does it do?(Why should I use it?)      How does it work?      Use Case (How do      I use it?)
CommunicationCommunicate better with students, parents,administrators, and the community:  Wordpress  Facebook  Twitter  G...
WordPress - WhatDoes it Do?Website-Building PlatformYour Program Needs aWebsite!  Advocacy  Communication  Recruitment  Lo...
WordPress - HowDoes it Work?Blogging Platform - Allows for moreflexibilityStatic Pages: About, Director, Contact“Blog” - U...
WordPress -  Use Cases         DEMO -http://southdadeband.net
Facebook-WhatDoeswith the Connect         it Do?kids where they are  Remember...  digital natives vs.  digital  immigrants...
Facebook-How Doesit Work?Fan Page - Public brand page that users can “like”   Community and Alumni Relations - News   Publ...
Facebook - Use       Cases              DEMO -http://facebook.com/southdadeband
A Few Facebook     Pointers...* - you don’t need to!     Don’t friend the kids         If you create a group, friend your ...
Twitter - What Doesit Do?Much fasterconnections - shortupdatesBest for keepingstudents/familyinformed quicklyTweets with T...
Twitter - How Doesit Work?Send 140-character “Tweets” for publicconsumptionAnyone can follow you - no approvalnecessary  U...
Twitter - Use   Cases
Google Voice-WhatSeparate Phone Do?-Does it NumberSame Phone!School Life vs. PersonalLifeTexting from smartphones(archived...
Google Voice-HowDoes it Work?Claim Your Number (Be Creative!)  (XXX) MR-SMITH might be available!Link to your current phon...
Google Voice - Use Cases  “Do Not Disturb” Time  Texting Students - Everything is Archived! *  Different Voicemail Greetin...
OrganizationSpend less time on paperwork/filing, moretime on TEACHING!  Google Drive  Dropbox  Evernote
Google Drive-WhatDoes it Do?Formerly “Google Docs”Online FileStorage/Collaboration in“the cloud”Group Editing of Documents...
Google Drive - How  Does it Work?
Google Drive - UseCasesBudget -AccessibleAnywhere!Music Library -Librarians don’tneed your log-in oryour deskAbsence Request
AbsenceRequest Form
Dropbox - WhatDoes it Do?Secure FileStorage (Cloud)Sync BetweenDevicesEasy-to-useInterfaceMobile AppsSharing!
Dropbox - How Doesit Work?Create a free account (andyzweibel.com/db) *Affiliate LinkInstall Dropbox on home computerInstal...
Dropbox - UseCasesFor Yourself:   Lesson Plans/Resources   Presentations/Projects   YouTube Videos (keepvid.com)For Sharin...
Evernote - WhatDoes it Do?“Remember Everything”Electronic Notebook   Handwritten notes   Typed Notes   File Attachments   ...
Evernote - WhatDoes it Do?           Syncs to cloud and           all your devices           Unlimited space!           (l...
Evernote - HowDoes it Work?Create notes within notebooks“Capture” anything you might need!Search capability (by: notebook,...
Evernote Use Cases - CaptureEVERYTHING!Purchase OrdersBooster Meeting NotesLesson Plans/Resources/Notes for each classFreq...
In ConclusionCommunication    and OrganizationHELP ENHANCE  Education
In ConclusionMore Time:  In Classroom  Teaching  Planning  Being a TEACHERLess Time:
Questions?           Andrew M. ZweibelDirector of Bands, South Dade Senior High                  School     http://andyzwe...
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Presentation from the 2013 Florida Music Educators Association conference in Tampa, FL on January 11, 2013. Presenter was Andrew Zweibel.

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Music Teacher 2.0 - Managing Your Program in the Digital Age

  1. 1. Music Teacher 2.0:Managing Your Program in the Digital Age Andrew M. Zweibel Director of Bands, South Dade Senior HS Homestead, FL
  2. 2. Before We Begin...Session Materials:http://andyzweibel.com/fmea13Handouts: QR Code
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  4. 4. Before We Begin...Session Materials:http://andyzweibel.com/fmea13Handouts: QR CodeAudio Recording - Available AfterwardsEvernote Shared Notebook LinkOn Twitter? Use #fmea13 to post thoughtsQuestions? Just ask away!
  5. 5. What ARE We??
  6. 6. http://www.tonedeafstore.com/products/the-many-hats-of-a-band
  7. 7. Why Bother? Why bother bringing my program into the “digital age?” I stay organized just fine using a pen and paper...1. Enhanced Speed and Productivity2. Digital Natives vs. Digital Immigrants3. Easy Advocacy to Administration
  8. 8. Categories of Tools Communication - Ways to reach students, parents, administration, and community Organization - Ways to help your program run smoothlyREMEMBER: These are both still forms of Education - they help you focus on teaching your students!
  9. 9. For Each Tool... What does it do?(Why should I use it?) How does it work? Use Case (How do I use it?)
  10. 10. CommunicationCommunicate better with students, parents,administrators, and the community: Wordpress Facebook Twitter Google Voice
  11. 11. WordPress - WhatDoes it Do?Website-Building PlatformYour Program Needs aWebsite! Advocacy Communication Recruitment Log Achievements
  12. 12. WordPress - HowDoes it Work?Blogging Platform - Allows for moreflexibilityStatic Pages: About, Director, Contact“Blog” - Updates/AnnouncementsMedia - Pictures/VideoLog-in or Password Access - Post materialjust for students
  13. 13. WordPress - Use Cases DEMO -http://southdadeband.net
  14. 14. Facebook-WhatDoeswith the Connect it Do?kids where they are Remember... digital natives vs. digital immigrants!Connect withalumni and thecommunity
  15. 15. Facebook-How Doesit Work?Fan Page - Public brand page that users can “like” Community and Alumni Relations - News Publicity Create “Events” for concerts/fundraisers Photo AlbumsGroup - Private page for specific members Communication within the program (reminders, etc.)
  16. 16. Facebook - Use Cases DEMO -http://facebook.com/southdadeband
  17. 17. A Few Facebook Pointers...* - you don’t need to! Don’t friend the kids If you create a group, friend your most trustworthy student, add them to the group, immediately unfriend them, and have them add their peers Stay professional (avoid “lol,” “k,” etc.) Use Facebook features (“like” their comments, tag people, etc.) to show them* I am NOT a lawyer!know what you’re doing! that you
  18. 18. Twitter - What Doesit Do?Much fasterconnections - shortupdatesBest for keepingstudents/familyinformed quicklyTweets with Text,Pictures, Links
  19. 19. Twitter - How Doesit Work?Send 140-character “Tweets” for publicconsumptionAnyone can follow you - no approvalnecessary Unless account is “Private” - Don’t do it!@Replies, Retweets (Forwarded Tweet),#Hashtags
  20. 20. Twitter - Use Cases
  21. 21. Google Voice-WhatSeparate Phone Do?-Does it NumberSame Phone!School Life vs. PersonalLifeTexting from smartphones(archived - CYA!)Custom VoicemailGreetingsVisual Voicemail(Transcripts!)
  22. 22. Google Voice-HowDoes it Work?Claim Your Number (Be Creative!) (XXX) MR-SMITH might be available!Link to your current phone numberDownload the appDistribute your new number tostudents/parents
  23. 23. Google Voice - Use Cases “Do Not Disturb” Time Texting Students - Everything is Archived! * Different Voicemail Greetings Students/Parents Friends/Family* I am NOT a lawyer!
  24. 24. OrganizationSpend less time on paperwork/filing, moretime on TEACHING! Google Drive Dropbox Evernote
  25. 25. Google Drive-WhatDoes it Do?Formerly “Google Docs”Online FileStorage/Collaboration in“the cloud”Group Editing of Documents Word Processing Spreadsheets (Forms) Presentations Drawings
  26. 26. Google Drive - How Does it Work?
  27. 27. Google Drive - UseCasesBudget -AccessibleAnywhere!Music Library -Librarians don’tneed your log-in oryour deskAbsence Request
  28. 28. AbsenceRequest Form
  29. 29. Dropbox - WhatDoes it Do?Secure FileStorage (Cloud)Sync BetweenDevicesEasy-to-useInterfaceMobile AppsSharing!
  30. 30. Dropbox - How Doesit Work?Create a free account (andyzweibel.com/db) *Affiliate LinkInstall Dropbox on home computerInstall Dropbox on work computer(s) Use dropbox.com if your IT person won’t install!Download the appFiles sync between devices immediatelyEasy Sharing - click on folder and share link publiclyor by email address
  31. 31. Dropbox - UseCasesFor Yourself: Lesson Plans/Resources Presentations/Projects YouTube Videos (keepvid.com)For Sharing: Show Recordings
  32. 32. Evernote - WhatDoes it Do?“Remember Everything”Electronic Notebook Handwritten notes Typed Notes File Attachments Web Content Voice Memos
  33. 33. Evernote - WhatDoes it Do? Syncs to cloud and all your devices Unlimited space! (limited monthly upload) Sharing Features (some limits for free users)
  34. 34. Evernote - HowDoes it Work?Create notes within notebooks“Capture” anything you might need!Search capability (by: notebook, tag,created date, updated date, attachmenttype, attachment size, etc...)Image Recognition - Searchable text(premium - .pdf too!)Share Notebooks to work in groups
  35. 35. Evernote Use Cases - CaptureEVERYTHING!Purchase OrdersBooster Meeting NotesLesson Plans/Resources/Notes for each classFrequent Information (Extension List, Account#’s, Course Codes)Master To-Do List (remember... synced to ALLdevices!)Repair needs (with images and quotes)
  36. 36. In ConclusionCommunication and OrganizationHELP ENHANCE Education
  37. 37. In ConclusionMore Time: In Classroom Teaching Planning Being a TEACHERLess Time:
  38. 38. Questions? Andrew M. ZweibelDirector of Bands, South Dade Senior High School http://andyzweibel.com/fmea13 azweibel@dadeschools.net @Zweibz7 on Twitter

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