14 Days of Advocacy: All Things Social

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It’s absolutely fascinating that you can hold the world in your hand. A text can be sent halfway around the world in a matter of seconds. Watching “Downton Abbey” recently, it was easy to get caught up in the nostalgia of how people used to correspond. A written note, perhaps an invitation to lunch or tea, would travel miles by car or horse. A response received several hours or days later.

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Today all things newsworthy (and sometimes not) are shared in seconds via social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest — the list goes on and on.

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MSBA has a presence on Facebook and Twitter.

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Facebook allows us to post or share all sorts of information with our members. Members can “Like” or comment on the post in an open discussion.

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Twitter is great at sharing quick, real-time news or information. A “tweet” is no more than 140 characters in length and will sometimes include a hashtag, which serves as a searchable link to allow users to track discussions.

There are two ways school board members can be better informed leaders. During the 2016 MBSA Leadership Conference, we used the hashtag #MSBA2016. If you had searched #MSBA2016, you could read all the tweets from the conference.  Another way to use a hashtag is to search a topic.

For example, type in #ESSA in the search field and it will pull tweets associated with the Every Student Succeeds Act, as well as make recommendations for related searches.

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Please visit http://www.mnmsba.org/AdvocacyMonth for other activities you can participate in this month during MSBA’s “14 Days of Advocacy 4 Students.”

 

 

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