How to Amplify Your School’s Blogging Beyond the Basics

How to Amplify Your School’s Blogging Beyond the Basics
by Madeline Riley ·

Straight from the playbook at the 2013 CAIS-NAIS, Tucker Kimball, a member of the edSocialMedia panel, revisits his presentation from the pre-conference forum, How to Amplify Your School’s Blogging Beyond the Basics. Continue reading »

How Admissions, Alumni and Academic Offices can leverage Google+ Hangouts

How Admissions, Alumni and Academic Offices can leverage Google+ Hangouts
by Madeline Riley ·

With a simple click of a button, your alumni, advancement and academic offices can host live broadcasts through Hangouts, one of Google’s latest features in Google+. In this edsocialmedia webinar, Ryan Bowse from Wikispaces shares his knowledge of what has worked in Google+ Hangouts. Continue reading »

Adaptation of the Species: iBooks Author in the Classroom

Adaptation of the Species: iBooks Author in the Classroom
by Nikki Morrell ·

I once overheard a colleague state that textbooks are outdated; that flat images on paper are going the way of the dinosaur—extinct. Okay, so admittedly, that educator was me, and perhaps the statement is a bit premature, as many students do not yet own laptops or tablets. But the revolution is coming! I’ve got my “end of the world as we know it” sign ready to display. Continue reading »

Breaking News: Area School Upset with Facebook Promoted Posts

Breaking News: Area School Upset with Facebook Promoted Posts
by Joel F. W. Price ·

I fully recognize that it’s a nuisance when something you’re used to changes how it looks and functions. For the purpose of this post, let’s take Facebook as the example. Here is a great look at how Facebook has changed looks over the years. Do you remember getting angry over any/all of these changes? Continue reading »

Instantly Actionable Ways To Leverage Twitter, with Dan Shure

Instantly Actionable Ways To Leverage Twitter, with Dan Shure
by Madeline Riley ·

Social media is all about people. In the world of education, this is no different. In fact, it’s essential!

To use Twitter effectively, you have to capture the attention and engagement of the right people. See how in this webinar recap with Dan Shure. Continue reading »

222 People to Circle on Google Plus

222 People to Circle on Google Plus
by Brendan Schneider ·

I’ve been pretty hard on Google Plus on my own blog: 10 Reasons Why I Hate Google Plus and Google Plus is Dead. Most of my initial dislike of Google’s latest social network came from, in my opinion, other people’s over-reaction to the launch of Google Plus. Continue reading »

Word of Mouth Marketing for Your School

Word of Mouth Marketing for Your School
by Madeline Riley ·

During this webinar, Rick Newberry, President of Enrollment Catalyst, shows hundreds of school examples to illustrate how you can use your website and social media channels to inspire word of mouth. Continue reading »

Pin and Be Pinned: Strategies for Pinterest Success

Pin and Be Pinned: Strategies for Pinterest Success
by Joel F. W. Price ·

The most common question I’ve heard in the past five years is, “Which social media sites should my school be on?” It’s an innocent and honest question, and a good one to continually ask. The question of 2012 has been, “Should my school be using Pinterest?” with the underlying question being: “If I use it for my school, how do I use it well?” Continue reading »

3 Ingredients of Your School’s Social Strategy: Part Two

3 Ingredients of Your School’s Social Strategy: Part Two
by Randy Vaughn ·

Earlier in the week, I shared Part One of this series: 3 Ingredients of Your School’s Social Strategy. The first two ingredients, having good “integration” and being “interconnected,” are crucial pieces in a school’s social media strategy. The third ingredient—the special sauce, if you will—is the strategic effort of making a solid plan. As we mentioned in Part One, it must act as your recipe as to “what-when-where-to-post” to ensure anybody pays attention to what you’re whipping up for them to consume. Continue reading »

What’s the Interest in Pinterest?

What’s the Interest in Pinterest?
by Madeline Riley ·

In this edSocialMedia webinar, talk shop with marketers Rob & Liza Fisher Norman, from Turnaround Marketing Communications, and Brendan Schneider, Director of Admission & Financial Aid at Sewickley Academy, as they explore how your school can effectively add Pinterest to your social media stable. Continue reading »