Social Media Meets Education?
The few days have been filled with talk of education and social media. It seems that business has discovered teachers and the education business has realized that getting social is a good thing. Here’s some news from that direction …
EDNet Conference in Chicago
EDNet is a networking conference hosted by MDR (Market Data Retrieval.) Two years ago when EDNet was in Chicago, folks I talked to showed little curiousity regarding what I did on the web or how it might work in the educational space … though educational publishing is a huge part of my background. This year, on the event’s return to our city, a mere whisper of the term, “social media” and the conversation got interesting. Everyone was doing something or looking to find out more about it.
Adobe and Green Schools in Chicago
Does your community have Green Schools? …
A green school is a building or facility that creates a healthy environment that is conducive to learning. Green schools use less energy and water, fewer resources, and are healthier and safer places for students and teachers while also decreasing operating costs through reduced utility bills. USGBC – Chicago
Adobe has partnered their product with the U.S. Green Building Council and the Mayor of Chicago to “green” a school here. Every time someone signs up for a free trial of Adobe® Acrobat® Connect™ Pro, a twenty-five dollar donation will be made to the U.S. Green Building Council to help a school go green in Chicago. Each city who participates in the program will receive up to $100,000 to create classrooms that foster learning alongside smart environmental practices. Click the badge to find out more.
Office Max — A Day Made Better
It was true when I was teaching. It’s still true today. Teacher’s spend an average of $1200 of their own money on classroom supplies.
On October 6, 2009, 4000 volunteers will be taking $1000 in office supplies to surprise 1200 teachers. Office Max has a nice video on their site on their site about what they’re doing.
Business, education, and a little social media — imagine when it gets to be a two-way conversation.
How might these companies make their social media endeavors more social?
I make connections
–ME “Liz” Strauss
Work with Liz on your business!!