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.
The following video opened my eyes to a new language–computer programming. Often referred to as coding, mastery of this language is in high demand. Actually, mastery is not even necessary, “being conversational” in the language of coding can open many doors. Simply put by Steve Jobs, “Everybody in this country should learn how to program a [...]
One of the things I constantly struggle with as an administrator at a junior school is the issue of privacy in social media outlets. We want to promote our school via these social networks, but we also want to protect the privacy of our younger students. For now, we have chosen to only publish student [...]
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 [...]
Join edSocialMedia on Nov. 16 for a special hands-on social media bootcamp in partnership with The Strategic Marketing & Advancement Institute in Annapolis, Maryland.
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, [...]
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.
Texting in the halls, at lunch, before school, and after school are regular occurrences, but how many times have you caught your students’ texting in class? I’m sure if you took an informal poll with your colleagues each teacher will have encountered this behavior many times. This doesn’t necessarily mean the teacher isn’t engaging or [...]
At edSocialMedia, we like to encourage our bootcamp attendees to practice using social media in their daily lives. If the user sees it naturally fitting into their social lives, we find that they are way more likely to use the tools in the professional careers...
Remember doing research in the school library? After you photocopied the pages from the book you needed the next step was always to copy the title page of the book too so you could go back and cite it later. On your iPad things aren’t so easy. You can only read articles on the web [...]