DevelopingSocial Media<br />How-To Guide for School Districts<br />
What is Social Media?<br />Social media includes the various online technology tools that enable people to communicate easily via the internet to share information and resources. Social media can include text, audio, video, images, podcasts, and other multimedia communications. <br />
Social Media Policy<br />You must have a policy in your handbook to protect your district!<br />See examples in the handout.<br />Image Source: http://www.insightmrktg.com/wp-content/uploads/social-media21.png<br />
Social Media<br />Don’t be overwhelmed with every social media site.<br />It is important to have a presence online. <br />It is up to your district to determine what is right for you.<br />Image Source: http://www.insightmrktg.com/wp-content/uploads/social-media21.png<br />
What is twitter?<br />It is a social networking and microbloggingservice that allows you answer the question, "What are you doing?" <br />You sending short messages, 140 characters in length, called "tweets", to your "followers.”<br />These “tweets” can be seen on the twitter website, mobile devices, or through 3rd party applications.<br />
Twitter Statistics<br /><ul><li>460,000 New Accounts each day. (Ave. for March)
182% increase in mobile users in the last year.</li></ul>Source:http://blog.twitter.com/2011/03/numbers.html<br />
What is facebook?<br />Facebook is a website intended to connect friends, family, and business associates. It is the largest of the networking sites.<br />There are 2 page types<br />Personal Profiles- Human Beings<br />Business/Fan Pages- Business/Orgainzation<br />
Facebook Statistics<br /><ul><li>More than 500 million active users.
50% of active users log-on to Facebook in a given day.
More than 200 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices.
Users spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook.
Average user is connected to 80 community pages, groups and events.</li></ul>Source: http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics#!/press/info.php?statistics<br />
Benefit of District Fan Page<br /><ul><li>Anyone can see your page, even if they are nota facebook user.
Reach the families with a medium they use regularly!</li></li></ul><li>Facebook Basics<br />
Public Page<br />The public page is still a great resource for people, even if they are not a facebook user. <br />They can see the most recent posts, see district information, and any other photos or events that are made public.<br />
What is a Wall?<br />As a district your post updates on your wall<br />Depending on your settings, users can post questions and interact with posts<br />After people LIKE your page, they receive those updates in their News Feed.<br />
What is a News Feed?<br />When a user logs into facebook the main page they go to is the News Feed.<br />The status updates and posts from pages you LIKE will show up in the News Feed.<br />
Starting with A Plan<br />Things To Consider Before Setting Up Your Page<br />
Questions to Ask<br />What are our goals for the page? <br />Why do we want a page?<br />Will this be district wide or by building?<br />Who is the primary audience of the page?<br />What are some ways we’ll identify our page has met our goals?<br />Investment- Action- Reaction- Non-Financial Impact- Financial Impact<br />
Questions to Ask<br />What is the manpower or resources needed?<br />Who will set up our page?<br />Who will monitor the page?<br />How often will be make posts?<br />What type of information will we post?<br />Plan your first 10 posts?<br />
Protect Your District in Facebook<br />District Facebook Page<br />Comment Policy on your Facebook Page<br /> What if someone writes something bad? <br /> How do you determine what posts to remove?<br />District Employee Facebook Page<br />Very important to have a policy for online conduct in the district handbook.<br />
SCKESC Facebook Comment Policy<br />SCKESC encourages interaction from Facebook users but is not responsible for comments or wall postings made by visitors to the page. Comments posted also do not in any way reflect the opinions or policies of SCKESC. SCKESC asks that people making comments on the page show respect for their fellow users by ensuring the discussion remains civil, especially since Facebook allows individuals 13 and over to join. Comments are also subject to Facebook Terms and Code of Conduct. Remember that your name and photo will be seen next to your comment, visible to the tens of thousands of visitors to the page. We reserve the right, but assume no obligation, to remove comments that are racist, sexist, abusive, profane, violent, damaging, obscene, spam, contain falsehoods or are wildly off-topic, or that libel, incite, threaten or make ad hominem attacks on SCKESC employees, guests, member school districts or other districts or individuals. We also do not permit messages selling products or promoting commercial or other ventures. Facebook encourages all users to utilize the “Report” links when they find abusive content. If you have questions about the SCKESC Facebook Page, please e-mail email@example.com. <br />
O.K., Now what?<br />A Step-By-Step Guide to Setting Up Your Page<br />
How To Set Up a Facebook Page<br /><ul><li>Log into your profile.
Go to a page you “LIKE” and click on “Create a Page for My Business”.</li></li></ul><li>How To Set Up a Facebook Page<br />
How To Set Up a Facebook page<br />Select the category for your page: <br /> Company, Organization, or Institution<br />Select “Education” from the drop down<br />Enter Page Name. IMPORTANT <br />Once your page is established, you CANNOT change the page name. <br />This should be something that users would use to search for your page.<br />Agree to the Facebook Terms of Service.<br />Click “GET STARTED”<br />
Ta-da!You have a Page.<br />With the click of the Get Started button, you are the proud administrator of a facebook page!<br />Click on EDIT INFO to enter the details about your page.<br />
The edit link allows you to control all elements of the page!<br />Now you just fill in the blanks!<br />
Promote Your Facebook Page<br /><ul><li>Link on your district website.
Adding a Vanity URL<br />Visit www.facebook.com/username.<br />Select your page from the drop down<br />You can also set a username for your personal profile here as well.<br />Check availability of your desired name.<br />IMPORTANT: Once the URL is set, it cannot be changed.If you make an error in spelling, you are going to be stuck with it. <br />Congratulations!<br />If your desired name is available, you are now the proud owner of a vanity URL!<br />
For Friends Only<br />A Guide To Setting Your Personal Privacy Settings<br />
Privacy Settings<br />Top Right Corner<br />> Account> Privacy Settings<br />Four preset privacy settings, with the option to customize your settings.<br />
Questions?<br />If you think of anything after the conference please contact us!<br />
Thank You!<br />Kansas School Public Relations Association<br />www.kanspra.org<br />Michelle Herpich<br />Graphic Design/Webmaster<br />The Service Center at Clearwater<br />SCKESC<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />www.sckesc.org<br />www.facebook.com<br />Search for SCKESC<br />Martin Weishaar<br />Communications CoordinatorAuburn-Washburn<br />Unified School District 437 <br />email@example.com<br />www.facebook.com/auburnwashburn<br />http://www.usd437.net<br />