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Friday, March 11 • 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Technology Tools for School Leaders

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A school leader, be they an administrator, team chair, guidance counselor, or teacher, can be a busy person. Between meetings, observations, phone calls, discipline issues, lunch duty, and other day-to-day activities, it can be difficult to stay on top of everything and still have a smile on your face. This session will focus on three main areas: social media, email and document organization, and blogging. The social media component will focus on using twitter, as well as third-party tools like Buffer, Commun.it, and Diigo, as a set of tools to develop, expand, and interact with your PLN. Managing emails and other documents will be addressed by way of using Evernote as a tool to tag, organize, and share pertinent material. Lastly, Wordpress will be discussed as a platform to maintain a professional and informative website and blog.

Best practices in using all of these tools to maintain a handle on these important aspects of communication and follow-through will be discussed. This session will be "hands-on" with the expectation that participants will have devices (ideally an iPad or laptop computer) available to work on and create necessary accounts. Participants will gain access to a website with documentation, support links, and follow-up information to help use these tools after the session has ended and they return to work. Take charge of your online presence with effective practices and workflows!

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Anthony Amitrano

Director of Technology Integration, Mendon-Upton Regional School District
Anthony is the Director of Technology Integration in the Mendon-Upton Regional School District. In the district's fifth year of 1:1 learning, Anthony has worked to directly support teachers and students in the meaningful use of technology in the classroom. With experience as a teacher, school administrator, and now district technology leader, Anthony's experience as a patient, caring, and supportive educator has helped make teachers, students... Read More →



Friday March 11, 2016 1:45pm - 2:30pm
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