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.
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.
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.
To my shock and horror, my students claimed to have never seen a PopUp Video. They were vaguely aware of VH1 and suspected that some old people still watch it? If it even exists? We were brainstorming uses of Mozilla’s Popcorn Maker, and I was sharing that a colleague had a great idea of using the free online tool to make a PopUp video of a presidential debate.
The edSocialMedia Bootcamp at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School brings together independent and private school professionals to spend a day in a hands-on training environment. The morning will begin with a presentation to illustrate best practices and case studies, followed by a team-driven approach to learning social media tools.
Five years ago, when the idea driving EdSocialMedia was hatched in a hotel room in Baltimore, social media as it is known today was still uncharted terrain for many schools. It has grown, and EdSocialMedia’s blog now has 6,500 visitors a month. But many schools still need to devote more resources to it, which is [...]
The 2013 edSocialMedia Summit is coming! Stay tuned—the details are in the works... We're in high gear planning the details of the 2013 edSocialMedia Summit, and you know you want to be the first one to hear! We can tell you this: plan to be in the Boston area on April 2, 2013.
Most photographers price their work based on the various usage for each image. That’s standard business practice throughout the industry, but education is very different. When shooting for an institution it’s important for an image creator to understand the demands placed upon the people in charge of media. For instance, let’s take a look at [...]
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.
Join edSocialMedia and Proof for a #NAIS Networking Event! It's a terrific opportunity for independent and private school professionals in the Philly Area to talk social media and meet your PLN face-to-face! Come one, come all—whether you're a part of the NAIS conference or live nearby, we'd love to see you.