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.
Thanks to McGraw Hill Education for Sponsoring this and other terrific webinars for educators!
Social Media Resource Round-Up:
Becoming a Connected Educator by Joe Mazza
Students Debrief Their 1st Social Media Summer by Joe Mazza
Connecting Cultures by Joe Mazza
Making the Case for Social Media in Education by Edutopia
Parents Guide to Twitter in Education by Joe Mazza
Twitter Handbook for Teachers by PLP Network
Google+, Pinterest, Facebook
50 Ways Schools Can use Google+ Hangouts by Edudemic
Educators Guide to Google Reader by EduBlogs
Educators Guide to Facebook by EduBlogs
Educators Guide to Using Pinterest by Education Technology
Pinterest for Teachers by Jess Young
Pinterest for your PTA or PTO by VolunteerSpot
So You Want to Do a Mystery Skype by Pernille Ripp
Educators Guide to Skype by EduBlogs
Student Blogging Challenge by EduBlogs
Educators Guide to Blogging by EduBlogs
Home & School 2.0 - Monthly LiveStreamed PTA Mtgs by Joe Mazza
Social Media to Engage Families by TVOParents
A Parent's Guide to 21st-Century Learning by Edutopia
Teacher Professional Development
New Teacher Mentoring Project by Lisa Dabbs
Special thanks to our presenters - please connect with them on Twitter and check out their blogs today!Lisa Dabbs (@TeachingwthSoul) TeachingWithSoul.com
Lisa is an educational consultant, blogger and speaker. She has served as an elementary school principal for fourteen years, a federal programs project director, English Language Arts consultant for Kaplan Educational Corporation, and adjunct professor for Concordia University. In her work as an educational coach and consultant, she supports new teachers and educational organizations utilizing leadership experience in the areas of curriculum and instruction, educational technology, English Language Learners, Early Childhood Education, and parent education. She is currently a Core Blogger at Edutopia.org and Edutopia’s New Teacher Connections Group Facilitator, blogger at KidsDiscover.com, and vice president of an award-winning literacy nonprofit in her community. Her personal blog is teachingwithsoul.com and Lisa is active in social media and is the leader of a weekly New Teacher Chat on twitter (#ntchat).
Joe Mazza (@Joe_Mazza) eFACE Today
Joe is lead learner at Knapp
Elementary School in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. He has spent his career working
with students, teachers & families as a 3rd grade teacher, bilingual
assistant principal, middle school vice-principal, an elementary principal,
while serving as a TV studio producer, webmaster and technology integration
coach in each setting. He will graduate the University of Pennsylvania with a
doctoral degree in May 2013. Dissertation topic: Principals’ use of
social media to strengthen home-school partnerships. Joe’s blog, eFACE Today, was created to share ways educators
can use innovative tools to compliment face to face communications between home
and school, and do this in a transparent and collaborative way. Joe leads a
weekly Parent Teacher Chat on Twitter (#ptchat)
Ronnie is a change catalyst who is always looking for new ways to help educators engage students. He serves as the Director of Operations for Edublogs, with more than 2 million blogs and growing, the largest blogging platform for students and educators. He also blogs at TheEdublogger. Prior to joining Edublogs Ronnie was both a High School & Middle School Math teacher in both Durango, Mexico and Austin, Texas.
Jon is an iPad lover, educational technologist for Eanes ISD in Austin, TX, and 17 year elementary teacher. He blogs about education technology and iPad implementation tips for the classroom at iPadSammy. Jon is a father of 4 (under 8 years old!), a Chicago Bulls fan and proud member of the #edtech community.
Karen is the founder and CEO of VolunteerSpot.com, a free time-saving coordination tool and parent-teacher conference scheduler that makes it easy for anyone to get involved in their local schools and communities. Karen launched VolunteerSpot in 2009 to simplify the volunteer experience and it has quickly grown from mom-to-teacher-to-team-to-nonprofit, boosting turnout with more than 2.5 million users nationwide. Karen is a frequent conference speaker about increasing parent participation in schools, engaging parents to fund education technology, and using new media tools to inspire social action in the ‘real’ world. Karen lives in Austin, TX.