Talking tech with Kentucky teachers who know way more than me about connecting with students

July 17, 2012


Here’s what I enjoy about spending the day in Louisville at the annual conference of the Kentucky Association of Career Technology Education. These teachers pick a grand location downtown, right on the Ohio River, and they pack a summer break’s worth of learning into barely two and a half days.

Among the session topics this year: “Beyond Social Networking: Key Tools to Establish Your Expertise with Parents, Students and Stakeholders”. That’s a mouthful and I did share and show the teachers ways that their peers use Twitter, Facebook, blogs, video and bookmarking to connect with students, moms and dads and other teachers. Read the rest of this entry »

Interviewed by social media leader

March 21, 2009

ShaneBlogSiteYou never know where the next great ideas will be found. Often, they’re not where you expect, which is why it’s exciting for me to run into people like Shane Haggerty online.

Shane’s the PR director for a vocational high school and adult career education center in central Ohio. Not the first place many of ¬†us might look for best practices for social media. But look more closely and you’ll find a leader who’s put Twitter, You Tube and Facebook, among others, to work on behalf of his school community. Just as important, he gives alot of his time to helping other school public relations directors, the Ohio Department of Education and community groups learn about social media, too.

What I like about Shane’s approach is that he’s made using social media a seamless part of his work, another way to communicate with students, parents and the community served by his school. We can all learn from watching how he does it.

So when Shane said in a direct message on Twitter that he’d like to interview me for his blog, I was honored and worried all at the same time. This guy is good at what he does; what, oh what can I share that’s new or helpful to him?

You be the judge. Read the rest of this entry »

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