Social networking the school bulletin
In a vibrant school of 1600 students and 200 staff, communicating everything that is going on is a challenge.
We are increasingly using our VLE landing page to deliver important information – on average we get two hits per user per day on this page so it is useful real estate.
Students and staff are allowed to submit 600×120 banners for events – these roll at the top of the page [starting at a random point in the sequence on each page load]
Bulletin items are tweeted out [@kgv_bulletin] – but to really take the message to the kids those tweets are also picked up by a facebook fan page – thus bulletin items appear on the students’ Facebook walls. Cool?
Notice – we’ve been tweeting from kgv_bulletin for a 2 weeks – and routing to Facebook for two days. Already facebook has a greater following!
NB: this video is taken in the first day of the summer holiday – nice and quiet!
NB: For those interested I used the RSS Graffiti Facebook plugin to get Status updates in my fan page from our twitter feed.