Monday, October 3, 2011

Social Media at NATS

On Friday Pierce and I presented to the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science (NATS) about how we are using Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and this blog!) in our office to distribute information about pesticide safety and integrated pest management. We also gave them some ideas on the ways that teachers can use social media in the classroom, such as a communication tool between teachers and students (i.e. posting when assignments are due), or using social media for projects (i.e. setting up a classroom YouTube site, doing science projects, or using apps that cover a specific topic).

We provided the attendees a list of links that will help them set up their own social media sites, or "subscribe" to or "like" one of ours. We also explained how to track feedback and statistics for social media by using sites such as Feedburner. Feedback helps people gauge how their sites are being received and the information in which their target audience seems most interested.

We also encouraged the teachers to enter our second facebook contest, which is about IPM and will be launched next week. Watch for more information on this soon!

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