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1 The Essentials to Leverage Social Media to Communicate, Celebrate, & Collaborate in Our Schools IASP Fall Professionals Conference 2014

2 Introduction Amy Heavin Principal / Lead Learner of Ryan Park Elementary School MSD of Steuben County Angola, IN amyheavin.blogspot.com

3 Our Essential Questions ●Why is social media essential in today’s schools? ●How do I lead my school’s social media presence, modeling it for staff & students? ●How do I manage social media, making it easier for me as a busy administrator?

4 WHY??? Why social media in education?

5 What is social media? “Social media: forms of electronic communication (as Web sites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (as videos)” -Merriam-Webster, 2014

6 Social Media Misconceptions What are your thoughts? PollEverywhere

7 Our Challenge We are busy people! We need to find more efficient ways to do our job! Technology is NOT an Add-On! It is a part of our job today!

8 Social Media Tools “Social media allow leaders to create unique communities for their schools/districts, establish a digital presence, construct feedback mechanisms on websites and other spaces, and welcome stakeholders into a conversation.” Sheninger, Digital Leadership, 2013.

9 The Power of Social Media Meet: Eric Sheninger

10 Leading the Charge!!! Twitter & Google+

11 The 3 Big C’s Communicate! Celebrate! Collaborate!

12 Communicate!! Send Our Message!

13 Communicate Our Story!

14 Communicate Our Happenings!

15 Celebrate! If we don’t share our story, who will?

16 Celebrate Accomplishments!

17 Celebrate Learning! Student Accomplishments & Highlights

18 Collaborate! BUILD YOUR PLN: Professional Learning Network

19 Embrace Your PLN... Customized, constant stream of FREE PD! 24 hrs...7 days a week days a year There are other people out there who have valuable information to share with you! Distance is NO LONGER a boundary!

20 Google+ Communities Build communities of educators with a common purpose!

21 Join Communities, Share/Comment on Posts

22 Help Each Other Embrace the ISTE Standards for Administrators! 1.Visionary Leadership 2.Digital Age Learning Culture 3.Excellence in Professional Practice 4.Systemic Improvement 5.Digital Citizenship It is up to US to model these for our district!

23 How do YOU see using Twitter or Google+? Share your Twitter handle and 1 way you use/will use Twitter or Google+ to communicate, celebrate, or collaborate! Today’s Meet https://todaysmeet.com/ IASPFallConference

24 Tips & Tricks Let’s Get Started!

25 Your Profile is Key! Who are you and why should people follow you? Follow great people who inspire you!

26 Did You Know? There is a list of Weekly Education Twitter Chats!Education Twitter Chats CybraryMan’s Twitter Page Why Twitter Chat? ●Find “worthy people” to follow! ●Find excellent resources! ●Make connections! ●Grow Your PLN!

27 Follow Hashtags that Interest You! #INelearn #satchat #iaedchat #txeduchat #edchat #PrincipalPLN #apchat #digilead #nt2t New To Twitter! /nt2t.html

28 Keeping Track of It All! TweetDeck.com HootSuite If you participate in a chat, you will want to use one of these Web Tools to keep up!

29 Schedule Your Tweets! Buffer - App & Extension Set a schedule for your tweets & load up your queue! A real time-saver!

30 Save to Pocket! Can’t read an article right away? Save it for later! getpocket.com

31 Twitter Resources 50 Ways to Use Twitter More Effectively Tweeting for teachers Twitter Etiquette: 24 Guidelines to Tweet By The Ultimate Guide to Twitter 10 ways Twitter has added value… « What Ed Said What can Twitter do for you 2012 A-Z list of Educational Hashtags The Best 15 Twitter Hashtags for Teachers A list of Twitter Hashtags Who should be on Twitter 100 ways to teach with Twitter 9 Reasons To Twitter in School

32 Thank You!!! Questions? Be sure to follow those in the room today! All images in presentation courtesy Creative Commons Photos via Flickr at photopin.com


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