This is a guest post from Michael Meechin, Assistant Principal at a large with Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form.
Headed to FETC 2013? FETC is one of the biggest weeks in edtech, so get ready for keynotes, concurrent sessions, workshops, and of course, social media. Presenters and attendees attend FETC both physically and digitally.
What does your digital presence look like? Here are a few ways to build it out at FETC:
I am reminded of John Kuglin’s pre-keynote address at FETC 2012, where he stated; “ Educators today must have a digital presence.” With so many ways to collaborate and learn online – the web has become one of the most efficient (and cost-effective) forums for professional development. You can connect with the conversation about everything FETC 2013 by utilizing their official hashtag – #FETC on Twitter.
Attend Sessions on Creating a Digital Presence
Here are three sessions that I think will help you create, build, or expand upon your digital presence:
- CS9295 – Google+ Hangouts: A Great Instructional and PD Tool (Randy Damewood)
- CS6255 – Blow The Doors Off Your Classroom! Start A Video PLC (Ryan Kinser)
- CS3290 – Using Pinterest to Build a Personal Learning Network (Kathy Parker-Jones with Lauren Davis)
Be Present For Your Students
Maintaining an educational digital presence helps your students and their parents. With the free resources that are available today – the classroom teacher or school administrator can extend the classroom and school to the web.
For many of our students, learning would continue after the school day ends if we maintain a digital presence. Our students are digital natives, and are immersed in technology from they time they wake until the time they go to bed. Creating a digital presence us as easy as checking out edtechs such as, Edmodo, Twitter, Classroom Dojo and many more.
If you are headed to FETC, don’t forget to connect during and after the conference using Edmodo.
About the Author
Michael Meechin is a proud product of the public education system. Mike founded Innovate Education to provide stripped down PD for educators – providing them with content that they can put into practice the next day.
Mike is an Assistant Principal at a large, urban high school with the Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia. He is present digitally on Twitter (@innovateed), his blog Transparent Curriculum, and is a contributor at the Coop Catalyst.