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Music Teacher
2.0:
Managing Your Program in the Digital
Age
Andrew M. Zweibel
Director of Bands, South Dade Senior HS
Home...
Before We Begin...
Session Materials:
http://andyzweibel.com/dcmea15
Audio Recording - Available Afterwards
Questions? Ask...
What ARE
We??
http://www.tonedeafstore.com/products/the-many-hats-of-a-
Why Bother?
Why bother bringing my program into the “digital age?” I stay
organized just fine using a pen and paper...
1. ...
Categories of Tools
Communication - Ways to reach students,
parents, administration, and community
Organization - Ways to ...
For Each Tool...
What does it do?
(Why should I use it?)
How does it work?
Use Case (How do
I use it?)
Communication
Communicate better with students, parents,
administrators, and the community:
Wordpress
Facebook
Twitter
Goo...
WordPress - What
Does it Do?
Website-Building Platform
Your Program Needs a
Website!
Advocacy
Communication
Recruitment
Lo...
WordPress - How
Does it Work?
Blogging Platform - Allows for more
flexibility
Static Pages: About, Director, Contact
“Blog...
WordPress -
Use Cases
DEMO - http://southdadeband.net
Facebook-What
Does it Do?Connect with the
kids where they
are
Remember...
digital natives vs.
digital
immigrants!
Connect ...
Facebook-How Does
it Work?
Fan Page - Public brand page that users can “like”
Community and Alumni Relations - News
Public...
Facebook - Use
Cases
O - http://facebook.com/southdadeb
Facebook Group
A Few Facebook
Pointers...*Don’t friend the kids - you don’t need to!
If you create a group, friend your most
trustworthy ...
Twitter - What Does
it Do?
Much faster
connections - short
updates
Best for keeping
students/family
informed quickly
Tweet...
Twitter - How Does
it Work?
Send 140-character “Tweets” for public
consumption
Anyone can follow you - no approval
necessa...
Twitter - Use
Cases
Google Voice-What
Does it Do?Separate Phone Number
- Same Phone!
School Life vs. Personal
Life
Texting from
smartphones (a...
Google Voice-How
Does it Work?
Claim Your Number (Be Creative!)
(XXX) MR-SMITH might be available!
Link to your current ph...
Google Voice - Use
Cases
“Do Not Disturb” Time
Texting Students - Everything is Archived! *
Different Voicemail Greetings
...
Remind-What Does it
Do?
Send text “blasts” to
large groups of
students
They don’t have access
to your number
You don’t hav...
Remind-How Does it
Work?
Sign up for a teacher account
Create your “classes”
Ensembles, Sub-Groups (leadership,
guard, bra...
Remind - Use
Cases
Band Trips
Last-minute reminders or changes
Plan for the Week
Learning opportunities
Organization
Spend less time on paperwork/filing, more
time on TEACHING!
Charms
Google Drive
Dropbox
Evernote
Charms
What does it do?
All-in-one: Finances, Inventory, Library,
Communication, Grades, Playing Tests,
Calendar, Store……....
Google Drive-What
Does it Do?Formerly “Google Docs”
Online File
Storage/Collaboration in
“the cloud”
Group Editing of
Docu...
Google Drive - Use
Cases
Budget -
Accessible
Anywhere!
Music Library -
Librarians don’t
need your log-in or
your desk
Abse...
Absence
Request Form
Dropbox - What
Does it Do?Secure File
Storage (Cloud)
Sync Between
Devices
Easy-to-use
Interface
Mobile Apps
Sharing!
Create a free account (andyzweibel.com/db) *Affiliate Link
Install Dropbox on home computer
Install Dropbox on work comput...
Dropbox - Use
Cases
For Yourself:
Lesson
Plans/Resources
Presentations/Pr
ojects
YouTube Videos
(keepvid.com)
For Sharing:...
Evernote - What
Does it Do?
“Remember Everything”
Electronic Notebook
Handwritten notes
Typed Notes
File Attachments
Web C...
Evernote - What
Does it Do?
Syncs to cloud and
all your devices
Unlimited space!
(limited monthly
upload)
Sharing Features...
Evernote - How
Does it Work?
Create notes within notebooks
“Capture” anything you might need!
Search capability (by: noteb...
Evernote Use Cases - Capture
EVERYTHING!
Purchase Orders
Booster Meeting Notes
Lesson Plans/Resources/Notes for each class...
Evernote Demo
In Conclusion
Communication
and
Organization
HELP ENHANCE
Education
In Conclusion
More Time:
In Classroom
Teaching
Planning
Being a
TEACHER
Less Time:
In Office
Filing
Emailing
Being...
Questions?
Andrew M. Zweibel
Director of Bands, South Dade Senior High
School
http://andyzweibel.com/dcmea15
azweibel@dade...
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Presentation from the 2015 Dade County Music Educators Association Opening of Schools Meeting on August 17, 2015.

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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/dcmea15 Audio Recording - Available Afterwards Questions? Ask away!
  3. 3. What ARE We??
  4. 4. http://www.tonedeafstore.com/products/the-many-hats-of-a-
  5. 5. 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 Productivity 2. Digital Natives vs. Digital Immigrants 3. Easy Advocacy to Administration
  6. 6. Categories of Tools Communication - Ways to reach students, parents, administration, and community Organization - Ways to help your program run smoothly REMEMBER: These are both still forms of Education - they help you focus on teaching your students!
  7. 7. For Each Tool... What does it do? (Why should I use it?) How does it work? Use Case (How do I use it?)
  8. 8. Communication Communicate better with students, parents, administrators, and the community: Wordpress Facebook Twitter Google Voice Remind (Remind 101)
  9. 9. WordPress - What Does it Do? Website-Building Platform Your Program Needs a Website! Advocacy Communication Recruitment Log Achievements
  10. 10. WordPress - How Does it Work? Blogging Platform - Allows for more flexibility Static Pages: About, Director, Contact “Blog” - Updates/Announcements Media - Pictures/Video Log-in or Password Access - Post material just for students
  11. 11. WordPress - Use Cases DEMO - http://southdadeband.net
  12. 12. Facebook-What Does it Do?Connect with the kids where they are Remember... digital natives vs. digital immigrants! Connect with alumni and the community
  13. 13. Facebook-How Does it Work? Fan Page - Public brand page that users can “like” Community and Alumni Relations - News Publicity Create “Events” for concerts/fundraisers Photo Albums Group - Private page for specific members Communication within the program (reminders, etc.)
  14. 14. Facebook - Use Cases O - http://facebook.com/southdadeb
  15. 15. Facebook Group
  16. 16. A Few Facebook Pointers...*Don’t friend the kids - you don’t need to! 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 that you know what you’re doing!I am NOT a lawyer!
  17. 17. Twitter - What Does it Do? Much faster connections - short updates Best for keeping students/family informed quickly Tweets with Text, Pictures, Links
  18. 18. Twitter - How Does it Work? Send 140-character “Tweets” for public consumption Anyone can follow you - no approval necessary Unless account is “Private” - Don’t do it! @Replies, Retweets (Forwarded Tweet), #Hashtags
  19. 19. Twitter - Use Cases
  20. 20. Google Voice-What Does it Do?Separate Phone Number - Same Phone! School Life vs. Personal Life Texting from smartphones (archived - CYA!) Custom Voicemail Greetings Visual Voicemail (Transcripts!)
  21. 21. Google Voice-How Does it Work? Claim Your Number (Be Creative!) (XXX) MR-SMITH might be available! Link to your current phone number Download the app Distribute your new number to students/parents
  22. 22. 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!
  23. 23. Remind-What Does it Do? Send text “blasts” to large groups of students They don’t have access to your number You don’t have access to their number Send links, images, and schedule texts for future dates/times
  24. 24. Remind-How Does it Work? Sign up for a teacher account Create your “classes” Ensembles, Sub-Groups (leadership, guard, brass, etc.) Give them the “join code” Join by text message or free app Message away!
  25. 25. Remind - Use Cases Band Trips Last-minute reminders or changes Plan for the Week Learning opportunities
  26. 26. Organization Spend less time on paperwork/filing, more time on TEACHING! Charms Google Drive Dropbox Evernote
  27. 27. Charms What does it do? All-in-one: Finances, Inventory, Library, Communication, Grades, Playing Tests, Calendar, Store……. etc. Pro: Everything in One Place Con: $$$ Use it if you can afford it - a great resource!
  28. 28. Google Drive-What Does it Do?Formerly “Google Docs” Online File Storage/Collaboration in “the cloud” Group Editing of Documents Word Processing Spreadsheets (Forms) Presentations Drawings
  29. 29. Google Drive - Use Cases Budget - Accessible Anywhere! Music Library - Librarians don’t need your log-in or your desk Absence Request
  30. 30. Absence Request Form
  31. 31. Dropbox - What Does it Do?Secure File Storage (Cloud) Sync Between Devices Easy-to-use Interface Mobile Apps Sharing!
  32. 32. Create a free account (andyzweibel.com/db) *Affiliate Link Install Dropbox on home computer Install Dropbox on work computer(s) Use dropbox.com if your IT person won’t install! Download the app Files sync between devices immediately Easy Sharing - click on folder and share link publicly or by email address Dropbox - How Does it Work?
  33. 33. Dropbox - Use Cases For Yourself: Lesson Plans/Resources Presentations/Pr ojects YouTube Videos (keepvid.com) For Sharing: Show Recordings Judge Tapes Separate Account for Band Librarians: Digital Music Drill
  34. 34. Evernote - What Does it Do? “Remember Everything” Electronic Notebook Handwritten notes Typed Notes File Attachments Web Content Voice Memos Images (with annotation)
  35. 35. Evernote - What Does it Do? Syncs to cloud and all your devices Unlimited space! (limited monthly upload) Sharing Features (some limits for free users)
  36. 36. Evernote - How Does it Work? Create notes within notebooks “Capture” anything you might need! Search capability (by: notebook, tag, created date, updated date, attachment type, attachment size, etc...) Image Recognition - Searchable text (premium - .pdf too!) Share Notebooks to work in groups
  37. 37. Evernote Use Cases - Capture EVERYTHING! Purchase Orders Booster Meeting Notes Lesson Plans/Resources/Notes for each class Frequent Information (Extension List, Account #’s, Course Codes) Master To-Do List (remember... synced to ALL devices!) Shared Notebook Rehearsal Plans, Mock Judge Tapes (Voice Memo), Score Sheets, etc.
  38. 38. Evernote Demo
  39. 39. In Conclusion Communication and Organization HELP ENHANCE Education
  40. 40. In Conclusion More Time: In Classroom Teaching Planning Being a TEACHER Less Time: In Office Filing Emailing Being...
  41. 41. Questions? Andrew M. Zweibel Director of Bands, South Dade Senior High School http://andyzweibel.com/dcmea15 azweibel@dadeschools.net @Zweibz7 on Twitter

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