Control your own message. An alternative to print media in getting the word out.
Develop a Personal Learning Network -- share ideas, collaborate, professional contacts
What Can Social Media Do for Your School or District?
Common Myths About Social Media 1. Social Media is for Teens and Tweens 2. Social Media will compromise our internet security 3. Social Media will jeopardize eRate funding 4. Social Media wastes time 5. Social Media is expensive
When your IT Department says it can't be done, show them this: --from whitehouse.gov
Go to: f acebook.com/pages/create.php to create a Facebook fan page. Make Facebook your Newsroom 1. At 25 fans, can claim username for page. 2. Go to facebook.com/username & click on “Set a username for your pages.” Instead of your page having a super long URL : http://www.facebook.com/yourdistrict
Higher Ed on Twitter Columbia University Law School Columbia Teachers College Harvard University Stanford Princeton MIT has more than 50 official Twitter feeds Georgetown University UCLA The Boston University Shuttle Boston College Barnard College ...and hundreds more!
Add value. How am I adding value to the conversation or the community?
Respond in a timely fashion.
Do good things. Visit Social Media for Social Good
Be real. Authenticity is important.
Collaborate. It's all about community.
--credit: Simona Boucek, Salem-Keizer (Ore.) Public Schools
This presentation is available online at http:www.slideshare.net/evelynmccormack Evelyn McCormack, SWBOCES Public Information Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook LinkedIn Blog : School Communications 2.0 On Twitter: www.twitter.com/nylady Thank You!
Resources Additional Web 2.0 tools, links and more videos
Online Publishing Tools Issuu Lets readers of your publications turn the pages Scribd Upload publications to this website. Read by 50 million every month, 50,000 documents uploaded every day
Flickr & Picasa : Photo storage, editing and organization Bowdoin College Flickr photostream
Photos and slideshows: Photobucket How it looks on a website.
Cover It Live: cover any event live, host a weekly Q&A, etc. Clip2Net: Clip and save any web page for use later.
A Long List of Web 2.0 & Social Media Resources Online Document Sharing: Google Docs Scribus Writewith.com (group writing/editing) Piconote -- online note-taking Writewith -- cooperative document editing Newsletter Creation & Tools: Letterpop (create newsletters for free. A bit clunky.) Issuu (free-post any print document, email, embed, etc.) Photo Editing: Snipshot (edit your photos online/alternative to Photoshop) FixRedEyes -- fix red eye on photos online
Wikis: Wetpaint Wikis Wikispaces Blog Platforms: Wordpress Blogger Edublogs Organization: 30 Boxes (online calendar) Remember the Milk ( online to-do list and task management) Evernote (clipping favorite websites and saving online) Writing: Save the Words -- Vocabulary builder (hilarious and fun) FreeDictionary Gramlee (site that checks your grammar--not free)
Twitter tools: Grouptweet – send private messages to specific groups using Twitter Mytweetmap – shows where tweets are coming from on a map Twitter Search – search for terms and people on Twitter Twitpic – Post photo links on Twitter Twitter 101/A Special Guide Make Use Of's The Complete Guide to Twitter Miscellaneous Web 2.0: VisualCV – Create a visual resume online The Common Craft Show (video how-tos) Great explanation of Nings by a Boston teacher A-Z Glossary of Web 2.0 Terms Slideshare NSPRA Facebook Page Kansas State University's Mediated Cultures Website Big Think
Go 2 Web 2.0 – great resource Digital Nation on Frontline (PBS Project) PR 101 Blog 14 Technologies Educators Should Watch in 2010 Related Presentations : Four Social Media Sites Schools Can't Ignore -- Lorrie Jackson Dive Deep into Facebook -- Lorrie Jackson Free Webinars: eSchoolNews Classroom 2.0 Burrelles Luce
Online Tutorials: Click's Guide to Using Facebook -- New South Wales Schools Click's guide to Using Flickr -- New South Wales Schools Twitter in Plain English