Social Media Conference for Educators at Beaver in Feb.

The all-day conference will include workshops and panel discussions on the benefits and challenges of using social media applications, both in the classroom and for institutional advancement. For Beaver, which became a 1:1 laptop school, the summit offers an opportunity for faculty to reflect on the potential for social media to enhance the way they instruct and engage students.

Keynote speaker Ben Jones will talk about his experience using social media at Oberlin College, where he is VP of Communications, and at the M.I.T. Admission Office, where as the Director of Communications he launched the highly successful student blogs on M.I.T.’s website.

Among the presenters will be Beaver English teacher Robin Neal, who will talk about the wiki he used in his “Local Living Writers” elective, and Beaver’s communications team, Jan Devereux and Matt Clobridge, who will discuss the way they are spotlighting student work through the BCDS mashUp.

Also presenting:

Antonio Viva, Worcester Academy
Chuck Will, Proctor Academy
Jesse Bardo, Northfield Mount Hermon School
Bruce Gorrill, Brewster Academy
Hans Mundahl, New Hampton School
William Stites, Montclair Kimberly Aacdemy
Drew Millikin, Groton School
Travis Warren, WhippleHill
Kyle James, Hubspot & .eduGuru
Marisa Peacock, Sisarina
Angelo Otterbein, Silverpoint
Jon Moser, Finalsite

More about edSocialMedia:
edSocialMedia is an online magazine/blog that explores the role of social media in education. focuses in particular on the use of social media in academics, marketing and outreach in independent schools and colleges. Contributors to are teachers, administrators and education technology professionals in the k-12 and higher-ed world. (From

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