American Dialect Society named “google” word of the decade and “tweet” word of the year. Oxford dictionary declared “unfriend” (remove someone as a FB friend) word of the year in 2009.
U.S. adults w/profile on a social networking site quadrupled in past four years -- 8% in 2005 to 35% now . 76% of all U.S. broadband users actively contribute to social media sites.
250 million iPods sold since 2001
(Sources: TechCrunch, Pew Internet & American Life Project, January 2009 .)
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
Hi Point Journeys : A High School Social Media Campaign
How to Make Facebook your District Newsroom 1 . Create a personal FB page, either your own or one based on someone/mascotn. If you choose a fictional name, it's important to create a real email account for confirmation. 2. Go to: f acebook.com/pages/create.php to create a Facebook fan page. 3. Design your fan page by uploading your District logo, filling in your Mission Statement, etc.
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.
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 Director of Public Information firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Blog : School Communications 2.0 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
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
Wiki Platforms: Wetpaint Wikis Wikispaces Blog Platforms: Wordpress Blogger Edublogs Twitter tools: Grouptweet – send private messages to specific groups using Twitter Mytweetmap – shows where tweets are coming from on a map Twitpic – Post photo links on Twitter Make Use Of's The Complete Guide to Twitter Twitter in Plain English
Miscellaneous Web 2.0: VisualCV – Create a visual resume online The Common Craft Show (video how-tos) A to Z of Social Media Slideshare Go 2 Web 2.0 – great resource Digital Nation on Frontline (PBS Project) 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
Go 2 Web 2.0 – great resource Digital Nation on Frontline (PBS Project) 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