Using Social Media to Improve   Classroom and School      Communications               Jason Neiffer Doctoral Student, Cur...
Paperless Handouts:http://www.workshophandouts.com/blackfootsocialmedia
con·ver·gencethe occurrence of two or more    things coming together
Joe Logan
Image: Allen Avenue School
Image: UCSF School of Pharmacy
13th Street Studio
Jason Neiffer
So, what?
Ignoring social media meansshutting down a potentially massivechannel of communication toparents, community members andtax...
...or else?
Simple Rules  for SuccessSocial media presence should beplanned; messaging is importantAccurate, up-to-date information be...
Low-Hanging Fruit
School Websites
http://jasonlinks.net/6
Classroom Websites
http://jasonlinks.net/7
Blogging Platforms:                                       Serverside ContentEduBlogs, KidBlogs, Blogger,                  ...
Social Media  Options
Facebook
http://jasonlinks.net/8
Twitter
http://jasonlinks.net/9
Media Channels:YouTube & Flickr
http://jasonlinks.net/a
School Happening:                          School Photos:Guest Speakers, Assemblies,              Albums from School Event...
StrategeryMake social media an assignmentfor staff (or students); don’tassume it will just get doneAccept social media as ...
Social Media in Schools @ Blackfoot ETC
Social Media in Schools @ Blackfoot ETC
Social Media in Schools @ Blackfoot ETC
Social Media in Schools @ Blackfoot ETC
Social Media in Schools @ Blackfoot ETC
Social Media in Schools @ Blackfoot ETC
Social Media in Schools @ Blackfoot ETC
Social Media in Schools @ Blackfoot ETC
Social Media in Schools @ Blackfoot ETC
Social Media in Schools @ Blackfoot ETC
Social Media in Schools @ Blackfoot ETC
Social Media in Schools @ Blackfoot ETC
Social Media in Schools @ Blackfoot ETC
Social Media in Schools @ Blackfoot ETC
Social Media in Schools @ Blackfoot ETC
Social Media in Schools @ Blackfoot ETC
Social Media in Schools @ Blackfoot ETC
Social Media in Schools @ Blackfoot ETC
Social Media in Schools @ Blackfoot ETC
Social Media in Schools @ Blackfoot ETC
Social Media in Schools @ Blackfoot ETC
Social Media in Schools @ Blackfoot ETC
Social Media in Schools @ Blackfoot ETC
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Social Media in Schools @ Blackfoot ETC

  1. 1. Using Social Media to Improve Classroom and School Communications Jason Neiffer Doctoral Student, Curriculum & Instruction the University of Montana @techsavvyteach
  2. 2. Paperless Handouts:http://www.workshophandouts.com/blackfootsocialmedia
  3. 3. con·ver·gencethe occurrence of two or more things coming together
  4. 4. Joe Logan
  5. 5. Image: Allen Avenue School
  6. 6. Image: UCSF School of Pharmacy
  7. 7. 13th Street Studio
  8. 8. Jason Neiffer
  9. 9. So, what?
  10. 10. Ignoring social media meansshutting down a potentially massivechannel of communication toparents, community members andtax payers!
  11. 11. ...or else?
  12. 12. Simple Rules for SuccessSocial media presence should beplanned; messaging is importantAccurate, up-to-date information beatsour function; function beats out formUnofficial presences are as important asofficial channelsStudent voice is as important as adultvoice
  13. 13. Low-Hanging Fruit
  14. 14. School Websites
  15. 15. http://jasonlinks.net/6
  16. 16. Classroom Websites
  17. 17. http://jasonlinks.net/7
  18. 18. Blogging Platforms: Serverside ContentEduBlogs, KidBlogs, Blogger, Management Systems (CMS): Blog.com, TypePad, Jux, Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, Tumblr, Posterous, Weebly, PHP Nuke LiveJournal Simple: Other Platforms: Coded website, School Wires Wikispaces, Google Sites Options
  19. 19. Social Media Options
  20. 20. Facebook
  21. 21. http://jasonlinks.net/8
  22. 22. Twitter
  23. 23. http://jasonlinks.net/9
  24. 24. Media Channels:YouTube & Flickr
  25. 25. http://jasonlinks.net/a
  26. 26. School Happening: School Photos:Guest Speakers, Assemblies, Albums from School Events,School Events, School Plays, Classroom Projects, FieldGraduation, Concerts, Sports Grips Events Encourage Engagement: Video: Fundraising, School Event Clips from Events, Sports, Announcement, Pro-Levy Projects Messages Content?
  27. 27. StrategeryMake social media an assignmentfor staff (or students); don’tassume it will just get doneAccept social media as publicrelations stategy

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