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 »

Behind Three of Our School’s Most Popular Facebook Posts

Behind Three of Our School’s Most Popular Facebook Posts
by Stephen Johnson ·

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. Continue reading »

15 Questions to Ask Your Students About Social Media (Worksheet)

15 Questions to Ask Your Students About Social Media (Worksheet)
by Hans Mundahl ·

Here’s a lesson I did today with my 9th grade students to get them thinking about social media, appropriate internet … Continue reading »

Troubleshooting Social Media: Issues, Bugs, and Temporary Fixes

Troubleshooting Social Media: Issues, Bugs, and Temporary Fixes
by Marisa Peacock ·

Last week, I spent the day with the edSocialMedia in Annapolis, MD helping a group of independent school professionals dive … Continue reading »

Social Media is the New Normal for Educators

Social Media is the New Normal for Educators
by Scott Rocco ·

The term “new normal” is the lingo used to describe drastic change in doing something or life after a major … Continue reading »

Social Media and Crisis Management

Social Media and Crisis Management
by William Stites ·

First, for those of you affected by Hurricane Sandy, I hope that you and all of your loved ones are … Continue reading »

Breaking News: Area School Upset with Facebook Promoted Posts

Breaking News: Area School Upset with Facebook Promoted Posts
by Joel F. W. Price ·

I fully recognize that it’s a nuisance when something you’re used to changes how it looks and functions. For the purpose of this post, let’s take Facebook as the example. Here is a great look at how Facebook has changed looks over the years. Do you remember getting angry over any/all of these changes? 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 »

Word of Mouth Marketing for Your School

Word of Mouth Marketing for Your School
by Madeline Riley ·

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. 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 »