What Are Your School’s Policies Saying About Social Media?

What Are Your School’s Policies Saying About Social Media?
by William Stites ·

Are you trying to communicate more with your constituent groups, but are you blocking Facebook, YouTube and Twitter in your … Continue reading »

The Next Big Thing in Social Media?

The Next Big Thing in Social Media?
by William Stites ·

When I hear the word diaspora I think of the Irish Studies course I have been teaching, not the next … Continue reading »

Rock Your School Blog!

Rock Your School Blog!
by William Stites ·

Last January I attended WordCamp Boston and if you never attended a WordCamp event I suggest you do so. If … Continue reading »

Social Media and Digital Citizenship

Social Media and Digital Citizenship
by William Stites ·

I recently read an article with the sub-title “Facebook, other sites evolving faster than school rules can address” in which … Continue reading »

edSocialMedia Summit: Panel Discussion: What is the future of teaching?

edSocialMedia Summit: Panel Discussion: What is the future of teaching?
by William Stites ·

Watch live streaming video from whipplehill at livestream.com A conversation from the ESM Summit about the social media impact on … Continue reading »

Social Media’s Costs – Support

Social Media’s Costs – Support
by William Stites ·

I’m a skeptic. When people tell me that something is free I generally don’t believe them. There is always some cost and while I may not be taking my wallet out of my pocket there is always some payment that has to be made.

Because of this mindset, the idea that social media is free isn’t something that I bought into right away. The idea that our school could use social media to communicate, market and share information with our vast constituencies was incredible. To my joy, as I looked at some of the major sites and service I would be using I found that they were indeed, for the most part, completely without cost. Continue reading »

Facebook and Student Communications… things to consider.

Facebook and Student Communications… things to consider.
by William Stites ·

In a recent email I received from one of our school’s Educational Technology Coordinators, she asked my opinion on creating … Continue reading »

Social Media in Travel Programs: Part 2 — Twitter in Travel, growing the base.

Social Media in Travel Programs: Part 2 — Twitter in Travel, growing the base.
by William Stites ·

In an earlier blog post I wrote of my addiction to Twitter and my thoughts on the service as a … Continue reading »

Social Media in Travel Programs: Part 1 – Overview

Social Media in Travel Programs: Part 1 – Overview
by William Stites ·

For over 10 years, The Montclair Kimberley Academy’s (MKA) Irish Studies Program has been taking seniors to Ireland as part … Continue reading »

Twitter, Teachers and the Tool.

Twitter, Teachers and the Tool.
by William Stites ·

“I am a Twitter addict!” There I’ve said it, I’ve gotten it out in the open and now I can begin to move on. I use Twitter on my computer, on my iPhone, I have feeds pumping into various web site that I am responsible for, but through all of my use of Twitter it wasn’t until I found the right tool that it really brought it all together and made it the real professional growth tool that it has become. Continue reading »