Thoroughly Modern Rosie: Girls and the Tech Industry

Thoroughly Modern Rosie: Girls and the Tech Industry
by Nikki Morrell ·

The image of Rosie the Riveter shouts girl power.  We see her bandana, imagine her working with machinery, and we … Continue reading »

An invitation from Cheshire Academy – Giving Tuesday Twitter Chat #ISGivingTuesday

An invitation from Cheshire Academy – Giving Tuesday Twitter Chat #ISGivingTuesday
by Stacy Jagodowski ·

In case you didn’t catch our most recent post on Cheshire Academy’s Boarding School Blog, I wanted to share it … Continue reading »

Social Media Faux Pas: #16-#20

Social Media Faux Pas: #16-#20
by Stacy Jagodowski ·

Let’s keep this party going … social media #fauxfive part 4:   16. CAPS LOCK ABUSE THERE’S NO NEED FOR EVERY … Continue reading »

Hacking Snapchat: x2

Hacking Snapchat: x2
by Stacy Jagodowski ·

A little over a year ago, I blogged about Snapchat, a temporary and private photo sharing service that was getting … Continue reading »

A Policy, A Guru, Workshops and Tutoring: Four Ways Schools can Serve their Social Communities

A Policy, A Guru, Workshops and Tutoring: Four Ways Schools can Serve their Social Communities
by Stacy Jagodowski ·

In today’s day and age, we often look towards the younger generations for advice on how to use technology. Having trouble with your new smart phone? Ask any teenager on the block, they can give you a demo. Can’t make your interactive white board work? Chances are, one of your students can figure it out. However, just because teens are savvy at using these electronic devices doesn’t mean they know how to use them well. 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 »

How Assumption High School Sparked Fireworks with an Out-of-the-Box Video

How Assumption High School Sparked Fireworks with an Out-of-the-Box Video
by Madeline Riley ·

Imagine if you hit a “home run” as an enrollment manager: Would your picture-perfect scenario generate more than 45,000 video views, 17 pages of alumni comments, and oh, 30+ additional students in your freshman class? Impossible you say? Not for Elisabeth Russo at Assumption High School in Louisville, Kentucky. Her team created a knock-out lip-dub music video to Katy Perry’s “Firework” that generated the perfect scenario for a private school. 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 »

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

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

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? Continue reading »