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Elementary and Primary Education
Harris County Department of Education
News Release
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Social media workshops for educators set for Jan. 30 or Feb. 28 at HCDE
University of Houston-Downtown collaborative visits Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more

Learn more about using social media in education on Jan. 30 or Feb. 28 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Harris County Department of Education, 6300 Irvington Blvd., Houston, Texas.  The collaborative called “Essential Technology Training for Teachers” is presented by the University of Houston-Downtown.

Facebook and Twitter are topics of a hands-on workshop on Jan. 30.  Lessons include Facebook basics like creating a profile, making friends, status updates and wall posts and chats.  Learn to share photos, videos and links. 

YouTube, Podcast and Videocast are covered on Feb. 28.  Explore key concepts and techniques for the video-sharing YouTube platform.  Learn to build an account and to share with your social networks.  DIscover the fundamentals of shooting and editing film for YouTube.  The workshop includes Information about hardware and software requirements for planning a Podcast and Videocast, as well as details about recording, editing and storing files for download. 

Cost for either workshop is $125.  Register for workshops at  at “register now.”  Create an account and search by workshop title or date.  For information, call (713) 696-1306 or e-mail:

About HCDE: Harris County Department of Education provides education services to the general public and 26 school districts throughout Harris County and beyond. Services include adult education, programs to promote safe schools, after-school programs, therapy services, professional development for educators, special schools, alternative certification for principals and teachers, and Head Start programs. We offer purchasing procurement, grant development, program research and evaluation, records management, and school finance support. Since 1889, our services continue to evolve to meet the needs of our education public. We’re HCDE: your education connection! Visit us at

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