Twitter for Educators: A Beginner’s Guide

Twitter for Educators: A Beginner’s Guide
by Peter Baron ·

Are you new to Twitter? Do you have colleagues that you’d like to introduce to the tool? Maybe you’re looking for more buy-in across your school’s community? Then we encourage you to download this free resource put together by Amber Coggin from the Mobile County Public Schools. She’s done a nice job of answering many of the most commonly asked questions. Continue reading »

Teens & Social Media: 5 Highlights of Pew Study

Teens & Social Media: 5 Highlights of Pew Study
by Josh Loftin ·

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. Continue reading »

Facebook Boosted Posts vs Print Ads

Facebook Boosted Posts vs Print Ads
by William Stites ·

Is its worth it to use boost posts on Facebook? I do and I believe the answer is YES!   … Continue reading »

School Spotlight: Sewickley Academy

School Spotlight: Sewickley Academy
by William Stites ·

Note: In the first of a series of post spotlighting schools and their use of social media we will take … Continue reading »

Social Media Lessons From A State Basketball Title

Social Media Lessons From A State Basketball Title
by Josh Loftin ·

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. Continue reading »

Rally the Base to Build Engagement: #cougarpride!

Rally the Base to Build Engagement: #cougarpride!
by William Stites ·

Twitter is taking off at our school — especially in our athletic stream, @mkaathletics.   About a year ago, our athletic … Continue reading »

How to Amplify Your School’s Blogging Beyond the Basics

How to Amplify Your School’s Blogging Beyond the Basics
by Madeline Riley ·

Straight from the playbook at the 2013 CAIS-NAIS, Tucker Kimball, a member of the edSocialMedia panel, revisits his presentation from the pre-conference forum, How to Amplify Your School’s Blogging Beyond the Basics. Continue reading »

Social Spotlight: Secrets to your school’s video success

Social Spotlight: Secrets to your school’s video success
by Peter Baron ·

How do schools efficiently edit and publish what’s becoming an ever-increasing backlog of material? Ethney McMahon, from Reel Schools, and Proctor Academy shares tested strategies that your organization can apply. 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 »

Top 10 edSocialMedia Posts of 2012

Top 10 edSocialMedia Posts of 2012
by William Stites ·

As with all things New Years, it’s always good to look back at the previous year and celebrate the things that made it special.

Although all of our contributors share meaningful and enlightening stories our their successes, failures and questions, we’ve collected the most popular posts of the past 12 months. Continue reading »