It’s important that we as “lead learners” model what our digital footprint should look like. We should show our students a conscientious, mature digital presence . Your digital footprint is seeing what you do online as a potential tool for learning, finding like-minded peers, and building reputations as thoughtful contributors to meaningful digital conversations. Here is my digital footprint.
About.me: An about.me page is a visual aggregator of all the places you can be found online. This site could be used as a way to quickly share their philosophy of education as well anywhere you learn. Let an About.me page be your launching site for social media!
Connected Principals: A site developed for the shared thoughts of school administrators that want to share best practices in education. All of the authors have different experiences in education but all have the same goal; what is best for students. I am honored to be included here.
Twitter: No longer just used as a platform to share what you’ve had for lunch, Twitter has become a dynamic community for educators who strive to better themselves through professional and personal relationships. These connections inspire and motivate me daily and keep me current on all things education.
Google +: Another platform to connect socially and professionally.
Instagram: Used personally, this medium is a great way to share visually all that you love. Professionally, an incredible way to tell your story.
Pinterest: Not just a place to find recipes or oufits, Pinterest has exploded into education for teachers and learners. interest boards can be a great way to collaborate with other teachers. You can share ideas, resources, videos, news articles, infographics and images. You don’t have to be working in the same school, or even the same country, to be able to work on the same collection of resources.
Vine: A short snippet of a fun video that just might brighten your day or clarify an educational concept. While I don’t use this tool professionally, the potential impact of
Symballoo: A way to access links you use regularly. It’s also a great tool to share links during a presentation.
Facebook: Although this is more for my own personal connections, I believe that knowing and understanding Facebook is an important practice for educators who want to ensure that they understand the world that our students are growing up in. They need to know how to use their digital power for good and not evil!
SAVMP: Looking to help develop administrators to lead innovative school environments that meet the needs of students today, I have been lucky enough to help George Couros with the “School Administrator Virtual Mentor Program” (#SVAMP).
LinkedIn: An easy place to share your expertise with others.
Recent podcats & appearances
Highlighted by the Alliance for Education, 2014 Leadership Spotlight
Named Region 10 TEPSA Assistant Principal of the Year
Edu All Stars with @TechNinjaTodd and @IamKesler:
Amber Teamann is an assistant principal at Watson Technology Center in Garland, Texas. She’s a mother of two and a firm believer in integrating technology into schools. In addition to everything she does for education, she’s also a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and more specifically a Troy Aikman fan.
In this session you will learn about:
- Amber’s background in education
- Amber’s tranisition from the classroom to administration
- What it means to be a connected educator
- Blogging as an educator
- Amber’s passions for students
- Advice for new and veteran teachers
- Amber’s in depth knowledge of the NFL and Troy Aikman
Techlandia- Amber Alert: In this episode, Jon Samuelson @ipadsammy, Alison Anderson @tedrosececi, Curt Rees @curtrees, and Amber Teamann @8amber8 will talk about the world of educational technology. We will give out 4 apps, 3 Twitter users to follow, and give some great things happening in the classroom. Amber talks about how to model the use of technology for her teachers as an administrator. Be sure to check out all the links on our Learnist boards found at learni.st yes, that is a real web address.
EduVue 2.06: Educational Leadership of Today with Amber Teamann: The EduVue panelists are joined by Amber Teamann, known as @8Amber8 on Twitter, to discuss today’s radically changing role of educational leadership and how to be an effective leader through the digital shift.
Angela Watson’s Truth for Teachers: Join Jimmy Casas, Krysta DeBoer, Hope King, and Amber Teamann as they share a behind-the-scenes glimpse into schools that have reflected carefully on school culture and created systems that work. Learn practical, actionable tips for supporting kids and colleagues, winning over negative co-workers, creating change in toxic school environments even when no one else is supporting you, and more.
Alliance for Education: Getting started with a Digital Initiative: Please join the Alliance for Excellent Education for a Digital Learning Day Google Hangout that will explore practical tips and strategies for getting started with digital initiatives.
The Goin’ Digital Show: The Goin’ Digital Show: The Innovative School Leader