ESD112 Safety Summit
Respecting Students and Their Culture
From Private to Public
- Learning about the tech platform
- What work do I want to collect?
- What work shows my thinking?
- How do I make a good video?
- How do I write a description for a video I have created?
- How do I write a useful, constructive, public comment?
- How do I use social media to spread a message
- How do I use my public and private social media accounts to show who I am and what I’m about
- How do I use social media to connect with meaningful people
- How do I connect my digital footprint together for others to find easily?
- How and what do I want to be public and searchable?
- How can I make connections with professionals in fields I’m interested in via social networks?
- How can I use connections to prepare for university or the workforce?
Keeping Students Safe and Empowering them in Social Spaces
Reach – Jeff Utecht – FREE Book!
Every Student should have a public blog
Teacher as connector
COETAIL Social Setup
Attorney General’s Report on Cyber Predators
Badges are the future
News and Press about Open Badges (from Open Badges)
- Harvard Business Review: “Four Innovation Trends to Watch in 2013″
- The New York Times: “Show Me Your Badge”
- The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Badges’ Earned Online Pose Challenge to Traditional College Diplomas” and “A Future Full of Badges”
- The Next Web: “Mozilla launches Webmaker Badges…”
- WebProNews: “Mozilla Rewards Digital Literacy With New Webmaker Badges“
The Changing Nature of Communication - Building Your Tribe
Generational Communication Channels:
65+ = Phone, Facebook
35-65 = Email, Facebook, phone
20-35 = Text, Facebook, Email, phone
10-20 = SnapChat for close friends, Instagram for community, text for parents, Facebook for perfect self
Go Live on YouTube (click on image to enlarge)
Look up your school on YouTube
What type of school are you on YouTube?
If I was a new student to your school what would I think?
If I was a new parent what would I think?
Who’s controlling the information here?
How are you going to use this medium to reach your stakeholders?
- Age 25 to 34, at 29.7% of users, is the most common age demographic.(Source:Emarketer 2012) What this means for you: This is the prime target demographic for many businesses’ marketing efforts, and you have the chance to engage these key consumers on Facebook.
- Highest traffic occurs mid-week between 1 to 3 pm. (Source: Bit.ly blog) On another note, a Facebook post at 7pm will result in more clicks on average than posting at 8pm (Source: Forbes). Go figure. How this can help you: You have the potential to reach more consumers and drive higher traffic to your site during peak usage times, but people may be more likely to be more engaged in the evenings. This statistic may be a factor when you are planning social communication scheduling. (Also consider that Facebook has a global audience, so you may want to plan around the time zone of your key market.)
Look up your school on Facebook
What type of school are you on Facebook?
If I was a new student to your school what would I find?
If I was a new parent what would I find?
Who’s controlling the information here?
Watch Videos from Jeff’s Presentations
2018-19 Districts / Organization Partnerships
Enumclaw School District (4 years) – Case Study
Everett School District (Year 4 of 6 year plan) – Video
Idaho Ed Tech Conference
Marysville School District (4 Years) – Video
NCCE (6 years)
International School Luxembourg (2 years)
Auburn School District (4 years) – Website
Tacoma Public Schools – STEM Conference
Vancouver School District – Admin PD
Whitworth University – MIT Tech Course (4 years)
Washington State Community and Technical Colleges – Keynote
Moses Lake School District – (Year 1 of 4 year plan)
North Central ESD STEM Conference – Keynote
Walla Walla School District – Tech Conference Keynote
Belmond-Klemme Community School District, Iowa – PD Day
Pasco School District – Start of Year Keynote
Ridgefield School District – Start of Year Keynote
Riverview School District – Start of Year Keynote
Richland School District – Parent Night
EARCOS Admin Conference – Indonesia
Global Knowledge Summit – Dubai, UAE – Website
Seattle Public Schools – Board/Admin
Royal School District – Admin
The book has something for teachers just ready to dip their toes into the pool of tech-leaning pedagogy as well as those who have been thriving in online spaces for years. The authors consistently push forward an important message: it isn’t the tools, it is all about the intentions.
The extended readings would allow any middle leader to use this text and run a workshop or facilitate a discussion on the go. I’m already tempted to suggest this text for a staff PD book club, and I know the authenticity of the examples would not disappoint.
What I love about the book is that it models ‘voice and choice,’ each chapter, each idea comes with a variety of avenues to pursue–the authors are practicing what they preach. I challenge anyone to finish this book without an abundance of inspiration pushing them to share their copy with a favorite colleague immediately.
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Please reach out at any time and let me know how I can be of service to you. Please note that my calendar does fill up about 3-4 months in advance. So the earlier you contact me the better the chances we can find a mutual date that works.