Thinking Critically About Facebook Apps (a middle school workshop)

Thinking Critically About Facebook Apps (a middle school workshop)
by Richard Kassissieh ·

What are Facebook applications? How do companies use them to access your personal information? This workshop encourages middle school students to think critically about the social network sites they use. 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 »

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 »

Social Media and the Carpentry Puzzle

Social Media and the Carpentry Puzzle
by Hans Mundahl ·

I’ve become a big fan of the power of social media in general and live video in particular to help … Continue reading »

Video Primer

Video Primer
by Rich Portelance ·

Working at an independent school offers plenty of great opportunities to produce video: plays, games, gatherings, graduations, celebrations, traditions and more. You don’t have to shot everything, but if you pick your spots and produce a couple of pieces, you will strengthen your internal communications channels, and possibly even some external channels as well. Continue reading »

Schools on Facebook

Schools on Facebook
by Steve Ritchie ·

We’ve had a lot of requests for examples of schools with Facebook fan pages. Thanks to the hard work of … 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 Case Study: Pope John Paul II High School (MA)

Social Media Case Study: Pope John Paul II High School (MA)
by Lorrie Jackson ·

For the next few months, I’ll be sharing best practices from schools like yours across the U.S. and abroad. This month, we’re starting with a bit of a surprise… 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 »

Case Study: Upper Canada College

Case Study: Upper Canada College
by Ernest Koe ·

This one comes from John Carson who worked with Upper Canada College from June 2007 until May 2008. Their efforts were awarded The Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education’s 2008 PRIX D’EXCELLENCE Bronze Award for Best E-Innovation in University Advancement and also the Council for Advancement and Support of Education 2008 Circle of Excellence Bronze Award. Read more to learn how they did it. Continue reading »