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 »

Podcast: Sharing Social Media Thoughts, Early Experiences & Advice: A conversation with Lorrie Jackson

Podcast: Sharing Social Media Thoughts, Early Experiences & Advice: A conversation with Lorrie Jackson
by Peter Baron ·

Lorrie Jackson, Director of Communications and Marketing of Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, TN & edSocialMedia contributor, sat down with me to discuss how she introduced social media into the school’s outreach plan, how it has been received by Lausanne’s constituents and advice for schools on how to get started with social media. Continue reading »

Podcast: Sharing Social Media Thoughts, Early Experiences & Advice: A conversation with Lorrie Jackson

Podcast: Sharing Social Media Thoughts, Early Experiences & Advice: A conversation with Lorrie Jackson
by Peter Baron ·

Lorrie Jackson, Director of Communications and Marketing of Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, TN & edSocialMedia contributor, sat down with me to discuss how she introduced social media into the school’s outreach plan, how it has been received by Lausanne’s constituents and advice for schools on how to get started with social media. Continue reading »

Accelerating a SLOW-cial Media Campaign

Accelerating a SLOW-cial Media Campaign
by Lorrie Jackson ·

Maybe your supervisor panicked when he saw a competitor’s robust Facebook page. Maybe your alumni donations are abysmal. Maybe Twitter is just plain fun and why not tweet for your school in your spare time?

These are all too common reasons for starting into social media in an independent school but for many such well-intentioned starts don’t end well. Social media becomes SLOW-cial because, unlike in Field of Dreams, sometimes they don’t come when you build it. Let’s examine why and more importantly, how you can avoid the void in the conversation. 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 »

Are Independent Schools Sustainability? #podcast

Are Independent Schools Sustainability? #podcast
by Peter Baron ·

Patrick Bassett, President of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) joined me for a joint episode of The edSocialMedia Podcast and AdmissionsQuest’s Boarding School Podcast. Our conversation covered two main areas:

1. School strategies and sustainability in the current economic climate.
2. The ways in which schools can use new media to bind constituencies and reach and serve families. Continue reading »

Inside Look at EdTechTalk’s 21st Century Learning Series #podcast

Inside Look at EdTechTalk’s 21st Century Learning Series #podcast
by Peter Baron ·

This episode of the edSocialMedia Podcast features a sit down with the hosts of EdTechTalk’s 21st Century Learning webcast- Alex Ragone (Collegiate School & edSocialMedia contributor), Arvind Grover (The Hewitt School) and Vinnie Vrotny (North Shore Country Day School). We covered a lot of ground over our 30 minutes- from their early days at Webcast Academy to graduating to EdTechTalk & building their 21st Century Learning series to the shows impact on their professional lives. Continue reading »

Youtube, Vimeo or Both?

Youtube, Vimeo or Both?
by Peter Baron ·

First off, I want to express a warm thank you to Steve & Ernest for inviting me to participate in … Continue reading »

Why Schools Shouldn’t Ignore Social Media

Why Schools Shouldn’t Ignore Social Media
by Antonio Viva ·

I woke up this morning and began my regular morning ritual which consists of letting my dogs out, making my … Continue reading »