Twitter for Educators: A Beginner’s Guide

Twitter for Educators: A Beginner’s Guide
by Peter Baron ·

Are you new to Twitter? Do you have colleagues that you’d like to introduce to the tool? Maybe you’re looking for more buy-in across your school’s community? Then we encourage you to download this free resource put together by Amber Coggin from the Mobile County Public Schools. She’s done a nice job of answering many of the most commonly asked questions. Continue reading »

Social Spotlight: Secrets to your school’s video success

Social Spotlight: Secrets to your school’s video success
by Peter Baron ·

How do schools efficiently edit and publish what’s becoming an ever-increasing backlog of material? Ethney McMahon, from Reel Schools, and Proctor Academy shares tested strategies that your organization can apply. Continue reading »

How a Prep School Coach Uses & Teaches Social Media

How a Prep School Coach Uses & Teaches Social Media
by Peter Baron ·

Brewster Academy head basketball coach, Jason Smith, took time out of his busy end-of-year schedule to answer a series of … Continue reading »

uRL: Anatomy of a Mashup

uRL: Anatomy of a Mashup
by Peter Baron ·

My journey to this video chat with Roxbury Latin School’s Andrew Katz started with a tweet.   I can’t remember … Continue reading »

Student Blogging to 50,000 Views: Gould Academy Glog

Student Blogging to 50,000 Views: Gould Academy Glog
by Peter Baron ·

“How do I build & sustain a student blog?” or “How do I find student bloggers?” or “How do I … Continue reading »

Exciting News! edSocialMedia Appoints First Director

Exciting News! edSocialMedia Appoints First Director
by Peter Baron ·

Yesterday marked an important & exciting milestone for edSocialMedia (ESM) when we officially announced the appointment of our friend & … Continue reading »

Must See ‘New Hampton’ TV!

Must See ‘New Hampton’ TV!
by Peter Baron ·

Have you caught Hans Mundahl’s latest edSocialMedia video (Social Media and the Carpentry Puzzle)? If not, take 5 minutes, it’s worth every second.

His post provides an ideal segue into edSocialMedia’s latest podcast. Hans & I began with a conversation about the tensions that pop up as schools begin to participate in social media and from there focused on the student produced livecast New Hampton TV. He spoke about the program’s growth, the technological & communication lessons learned by the students, and some of the surprises they’ve faced along the way. Continue reading »

MKA Irish Studies Goes Social

MKA Irish Studies Goes Social
by Peter Baron ·

A conversation with Montclair Kimerbley Academy’s Bill Stites about the school’s Irish Studies senior elective and trip.

Bill talked about the transition from documenting the trip via a static web site to a Wordpress powered blog that folded in Flickr, Twitter, & Youtube to share their experiences as they traveled throughout Ireland. Continue reading »

Bootcamp: Boston (Area), November 12, 2009

Bootcamp: Boston (Area), November 12, 2009
by Peter Baron ·

Join us on November 12, 2009 at St. John’s Prep, Danvers, MA for a social media bootcamp experience.

Learn how social media can help you strengthen relationships with the constituents that matter most- your students, parents, faculty & alumni.

Who should attend: K-12 or higher-ed administrators and staff in Admissions, Marketing, Communications, External-affairs, Advancement, or Alumni/Development. Continue reading »

Free Webinar (5/18, 3 pm): The Story of the WA Mash

Free Webinar (5/18, 3 pm): The Story of the WA Mash
by Peter Baron ·

Are you trying to understand the buzz around social media and whether or not it can truly benefit your school? Join Antonio Viva, Associate Head of School and English teacher at Worcester Academy for a free webinar on Monday, May 18 at 3 pm ET that explores the creation of “WA Mash” and how he has successfully integrated social media into the curriculum of his Creative Writing course. Continue reading »