I love hearing about people discovering the power of social networks and connectedness. Back in October I ran across this letter from Brent Powell at The Derryfield School in NH. It was part of his update to their community in their weekly email newsletter. I found it to be a perfect example of what I [...]
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.
Join Peter Baron, an edSocialMedia co-founder, and Madeline Riley, edSocialMedia's Community Manager, at the Independent Schools of St. Louis (ISSL) Social Media Workshop on Sept. 13, 2012. Travis Warren, President of WhippleHill Communications will start the morning with a keynote presentation on "Why Social Networks Matter" before shifting into concurrent breakout sessions with Travis, Peter and Madeline.
It's back-to-school time and the halls are bustling with the sounds of hope, optimism and enthusiasm. But behind your door, you uncomfortably stare into the empty screen of your school's social media efforts. Sure, you managed to post a few "first day of school" pictures on your Facebook page, but how do you make the rest of your plan strategic?
The collection below focuses on the integral use of social media in our schools. Jason Ramsden, CTO at Ravenscroft, discusses how to use social media to communicate effectively about your school & enhance professional development for educators.
It’s been great to see so many school districts join the world of Facebook over the past few years as the barriers to getting a page up have slowly been fading away. The shift has moved from “How do we get a page up?” to “What do we do now that it’s up?” I [...]
I ran my first and only marathon, the Quebec City Marathon, in August 2008. I had trained for marathons three times before but failed to get to the starting line due to injuries. My plan was simple, train through the summer in Boston and head up to Canada to run the race of my life [...]
Back in the fall of last year I penned a post here on edSocialMedia.com titled Communicating & Connecting with Social Media (Part I). In that post I detailed how social media helped connect me professionally to like-minded people as well as how social media had become an important professional development, networking, and collaboration tool for [...]
Previously I addressed the issue of Personal Learning Networks and some limitations that this robust and growing form of professional development may have for schools (as opposed to teachers). Several commenters had some concerns, but I promise to bring this all to a happy ending. My first PLN, although the term hadn’t yet come into [...]
Recently Xaverian Brothers High School held an awareness day, when the school gathers to closely examine and discuss social issues;we have several throughout the year. Each class attends a different lecture on the topic of diversity. I chose to attend the religious diversity lecture with the senior class. Alex a Jewish senior at Xaverian introduced his [...]