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.
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.
Socratic Ignorance can teach us something about our attitudes toward Design Thinking. Socrates earned his rep for being a wise man by admitting, “I don’t know.” When he wanted an answer, he would go to the experts of his day and unleash a series of questions that eventually lead to the politician, economist, philosopher, teacher, [...]
With digital cameras in almost every type of mobile device imaginable, snapping photos of campus events is easier than ever before. Awesome, you say? I can now crank out photos and post them to my school’s Flickr page quickly and easily and then move on to the next item on my crowded “social media to do” list. Right? Perhaps.
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.
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.
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?
Planning a little back-to-school app shopping? Or are you a business owner looking to get the most out of the iPad? Here are some of my favorite apps to get you started. For Educators & Students: Paper by 53 (Free, $6.99 for all the tools) – A great sketchbook app for creatives, sketch your latest [...]
An article that appeared on Social Media Examiner outlines the ins and outs of using scheduled posts for Facebook. No, we’re not talking about using Hootsuite or Timely here; we’re talking about scheduling the posts through Facebook.com.
The edSocialMedia Bootcamp in the Boston area for PK-8 Schools brings together colleagues to discuss and formulate best practices for schools with students in pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade (and beyond). The morning will begin with a presentation by William (Bill) Stites, Director of Technology for The Montclair Kimberley Academy (MKA), where he engages and educates faculty of the social media best practices for schools. He will lead a discussion in the morning surrounding topics pertinent to any educator with students under the age of 13.