5 Reasons to Embrace Twitter

5 Reasons to Embrace Twitter
by Stacy Jagodowski ·

This week, I am attending Whipple Hill’s User Conference (#WHUC14 for those interested in catching some of the action), and … Continue reading »

Four Things You Need To Know About Online Learning

Four Things You Need To Know About Online Learning
by Hans Mundahl ·

(Image Source: Hype Cycle CC BY SA 3.0)   Here’s how the hype cycle works: something new comes out and everyone … Continue reading »

The Multi-Dimensional Power of Professional Development through Social Media

The Multi-Dimensional Power of Professional Development through Social Media
by Scott Rocco ·

The use of social media as a professional development tool in the educational world is finally taking hold. As it progresses, those using it need to understand that it is not a one-dimensional environment for learning. 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 »

What Should Educators Read That’s Not About Education?

What Should Educators Read That’s Not About Education?
by David Korfhage ·

I’ve recently become hooked on the Harvard Business Review Twitter feed, @HarvardBiz. There’s a lot of stuff about management, a lot of stuff about innovation, lots on various management issues, with the occasional weird factoid thrown in (did you know, for example, that politically conservative shoppers are less likely to buy generics?). Continue reading »

Adaptation of the Species: iBooks Author in the Classroom

Adaptation of the Species: iBooks Author in the Classroom
by Nikki Morrell ·

I once overheard a colleague state that textbooks are outdated; that flat images on paper are going the way of the dinosaur—extinct. Okay, so admittedly, that educator was me, and perhaps the statement is a bit premature, as many students do not yet own laptops or tablets. But the revolution is coming! I’ve got my “end of the world as we know it” sign ready to display. 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 »

The “I” in T-E-A-M: Social Media and Collaboration

The “I” in T-E-A-M: Social Media and Collaboration
by Nikki Morrell ·

I’m a cheerleader.  Maybe no longer literally, with the pleated skirt and standing back tuck, but my innate desire to … Continue reading »

Erin Swanson: Donate your voice: Lessons from two years of automated, integrated social campaigns with Water.org

Erin Swanson: Donate your voice: Lessons from two years of automated, integrated social campaigns with Water.org
by Madeline Riley ·

Erin Swanson, a freelance social media manager & former Marketing Programs Manager at Water.org, discusses time and resource management throughout her time working in a non-profit environment. With a limited marketing budget, Erin’s team developed a campaign that focused on the idea of advocacy over fundraising. Continue reading »

Andy Shaindlin: Balancing Creativity with Leadership: The Challenge of Social Media

Andy Shaindlin: Balancing Creativity with Leadership: The Challenge of Social Media
by Madeline Riley ·

Andy Shaindlin, the Associate Vice President for Advancement at Carnegie Mellon University & Founder of Alumni Futures, talks about involvement in social media from the organization leader’s perspective. His high-level, big picture planning ideas explore the challenges that Presidents and Heads of School face when using social media. Continue reading »