This week, the Pew Center released an in-depth report about social media use by teenagers that included some surprising and encouraging trends. Anyone who works with (or markets to) the high school demographic should consider the report a must-read.
I thought I would compile some additional resources that discuss the use of social media and college admissions. The articles provide various scenarios, information, and advice.
The department of New & Emerging Media at The University of New Hampshire wanted to create a website where anyone interested in this year's graduation activities could visit and see all things social media related. Along with our web designer, we created a mash-up that includes a controllable webcam looking out onto Memorial field, where the 2013 commencement ceremonies will take place.
Is its worth it to use boost posts on Facebook? I do and I believe the answer is YES! Why you may ask, let’s compare what you get when you boost a post on Facebook verse a print ad. When you put an advertisement in a local weekly or daily newspaper or magazine you can [...]
The Wasatch Academy Tigers second state championship in basketball (ever) provided a much-needed late-winter jolt to the school’s campus. The impressive season-long run by the boy’s team also energized alumni, parents and even former faculty members, providing a prime opportunity to connect further with audiences who may normally offer passing interest.
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.
When it comes to storytelling at your school, it’s often not the grand plan or best intention that makes the headlines, but the small moment or serendipitous coincidence that often seems to be the most notable.
Social media should be an integral part of your overall advancement plan, but is your school doing enough to be heard and remembered? In this two-day series, see first-hand how six edSocialMedia contributors have found social media success at their school.
Here’s a lesson I did today with my 9th grade students to get them thinking about social media, appropriate internet use, and cyberbullying. Materials Here is what you’ll need for this activity: Computer access for each student Projector and computer to show a video (see below) Social Media Scavenger Hunt handout either on paper or [...]
Last week, I spent the day with the edSocialMedia in Annapolis, MD helping a group of independent school professionals dive into the act of social sharing. Throughout the day, the seven teams scurried around in an effort to shoot and post video, send tweets, pin photos, write blog posts and more. The workshop was designed [...]