Thinking Critically About Facebook Apps (a middle school workshop)
Social Media’s Costs – Support
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!
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
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
Social Media in Travel Programs: Part 2 — Twitter in Travel, growing the base.
Social Media Case Study: Pope John Paul II High School (MA)
Social Media in Travel Programs: Part 1 – Overview
Case Study: Upper Canada College
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 Educationâ€™s 2008 PRIX Dâ€™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 »