Technology to Promote Learning
Social Media: Twitter & Facebook
Most students have Twitter accounts, not as many have Facebook accounts. Today's teenagers view Facebook as an application their parents use, therefore I will push content meant for students through Twitter. My tweets to students will include reinforcing messages about our school's mission, reminders about important dates, ways to recognize student accomplishments, and student expectations. I will also maintain a separate, professional Twitter account for networking with other educators. It will allow me a chance to share with teachers and administrators content that is specific to those relationships.
Facebook offers an opportunity to communicate with parents and the community. Because Facebook allow for posting photos and more room for content, it is a great place to celebrate student accomplishments and promote upcoming events. An important job of educational leaders is to provide support for parents. Facebook is a great way to push content that informs parents about how students learn, social and emotional challenges they face, and other helpful information for parents trying to navigate 21st century learning and parenting.
Flipping Professional Development
Teachers would be sent content a week before a professional development meeting via Google Drive, Youtube, Smore, or a podcast. This will allow our time during meetings to be spent working together collaboratively to learn about the content we had already read, watched, or listened to.