So, when I came back to Camilla, I started using wikis with my students immediately and sat down in my classroom to begin blogging. I turned to a student and said, “I have to create a blog and I have to name the thing – what should I name it?” The students sitting there said, “Well, Mrs. Vicki, you’re cool and we’re the wildcats, so, why don’t you call it the cool Cat teacher blog
And that is what I suggest for you to do today. Your assignment for this webinar today is to come up with your “Big Three” at the end of the webinar. Pick three things – start there!
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Google apps for domains (free)http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/edu/
Cell phone friendly email (gmail) • Groups with distribution lists of parents. (i.e. I send to Computer Fundamentals and it sends to all the parents) • Automatic distribution lists – Classes – teachers
www.smugmug.comMonetize the photos your annual staff is taking. I hereby authorize the School to use photographs, videos, writings, artwork, and audio recordings of my child in school media and advertisements. I understand that I must notify the Ravenscroft Communications Office, in writing, to change this authorization. Ravenscroft School
Sharing the message • Automate Automate Automate!
Setting up to have an easy social media distribution planCreate a blog on blogger.com Use feedburner to create a feed Feedburner email (lets people sign up with a form) Take the feed into Twitterfeed Twitterfeed posts to Twitter
Now one post can!Blog Post Email to subscribers Tweet from the post Facebook fan page update
Make it easier• Go into blogger settings Mobile and Email• Make an email – now your secretary or principal can update using email.
www.hootsuite.comSchedule updates like lunch menus.