Engagement Strategies by Fran Simon
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Using Social Media in Early Childhood Education


Webinar presented by Fran Simon and Karen Nemeth for Early Childhood Investigations

Annual Conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), 2011, Orlando, Florida.
November 3, 2011
8 AM, Room W105, Orange County Convention Center

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Recording of the Follow up Session: Part II of Supercharge Your ECE Program with Web 2.0

Supercharge Your ECE  Program Administration, Fundraising and Advocacy with Web 2.0

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Handout and Links from the Session

Handout: Web 2.0 Discussion Questions
As you know, we did not have time for the planned break-out session. This handout was intended to generate discussion amongst individual groups of participants, but the questions posed in the handout represent real-life problems and obstacles faced by programs that are getting started with social media. They will help you plan for your social media adoption and will also be helpful to you as you develop a social media policy. Download the handout now!


Common Craft Logo  Common Craft Videos 

There was a lot of interest in the witty and informative CommonCraft Videos I played. Remember that you can use these videos for non-profit training or personal use, but please read the licensing information on the Common Craft site to be sure you are within your rights for the intended use.

Resources for Social Media Policy Development

The Blogs I Mentioned

This is just a small sampling of blogs in ECE. You can search for more blogs on Google Blogsearch and Technorati's blog directory. Just use keywords associated with ECE in your search and you will be surprised with the great results!

• Birth to Thrive Online: http://birthtothrive.thrivebyfivewa.org/
• Inside Pre-K: http://mspappas.preknow.org/
• Lead from the Start  http://circle-time.blogspot.com/
• Early Stories http://earlystories.org/
• Preschool MatttersToday: http://preschoolmatters.org/
• Professor Elkind’s Blog: http://ow.ly/1WEMg
• The Grass Stain Guru http://grassstainguru.com/

Facebook Logo ECE on Facebook
These are just a few examples of early childhood programs and educators on Facebook. If you are on Facebook, search for common words associated with ECE and you will find more individuals, Pages, Communities, Groups, and Causes associated with the field.

Engagement Strategies | ESbyFS.com  Other Resources on ESbyFS

• Social Media for Newbies:

Tons of links to incredible resources for those just getting started. I add to this list regularly, so check back often.

• Sign up for the ECE social media directory:

I decided it is too hard to find other ECE peeps on social networking sites, so I am working on a directory. If you would like to be listed, please complete the survey. I update the directory once every couple of months.

• Find others in the ECE social media directory:

This link points to the directory itself. Take a look for great resources.

• Join Internet4ECE: (On LinkedIn)

I started Internet4ECE to nurture discussions among other administrators who want to use and promote the use of technology for program administration. You must be a LinkedIn member to join.

The Books I Mentioned

The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause: Kivi Leroux Miller

I'm on LinkedIn--Now What??? (Second Edition): A Guide to Getting the Most Out of LinkedIn (Paperback):Jason Alba

I'm On LinkedIn, Now What?

Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust: Chris Brogan

Trust Agents

So You Think You Are Too Old for Social Media? Not So Fast!