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.
You, like me, have spent a fair amount of time watching on-line videos. Who can blame us? When we need a break from grading, routines, or vacuuming, lovely owls, talking dogs, or five people playing one guitar are irresistible draws.
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.
Ethney McMahon, from Reel Schools, and Proctor Academy, have been figuring out how to put a reproducible plan into action. Ethney has been serving as a “production editor-at-large” for Proctor, working to build their video library and keep their community connected to what’s happening on campus. I had the good fortune of going back and forth with her via e-mail to pick her brain on ways to approach a video strategy, and their approach is certainly worth sharing.
Are you using video as a part of your school communication strategy? If you are, you know the power of a well crafted video to tell the story of your institution. But if you aren’t yet using video, or you want to expand your efforts, there are many options to host and share your content. [...]
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.
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.
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.