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Shifting Focus: How Social Applies Outside Marketing

I had no idea that teaching other teachers to use Instagram was high on the professional development list for District 500 in Kansas City, KS. I was even more surprised to find out why. It wasn't intended to engage students or somehow make school more fun or relevant for the kids. It turns out that, in some schools, it's a much more effective way to share test results and other graded assignments with parents, when papers in the backpack often don't make it home.

Social media uses…


Posted by Aaron Deacon on August 25, 2014 at 8:30am

Commonalities Among Communicators

The following post was written by Kristin Magette, one of the panelists at our September breakfast. Kristin is director of communications for Eudora Schools, where she has helped lead the district-wide use of social media for teaching, learning, and communication. She's also an executive officer with the Kansas School Public Relations Association. Her book, Embracing Social Media: A Practical Guide to Managing Risk and Leveraging Opportunity, will be available from Rowman and Littlefield in…


Posted by Kaele Stock on August 18, 2014 at 12:38pm

Bring children's books to our September breakfast & help KC kids read

Keeping with the theme of education, SMCKC is hosting a book drive at our September breakfast to help support Turn the Page KC. You can contribute by bringing new books for children ages 0 to 8 years old to Grand Street Cafe on Friday, September 5 at 7:30am. Turn the Page KC will distribute the books to K-3 reading centers at after school programs in Kansas City, MO and also to parents of children ages 0-5 with the Parents as Teachers…


Posted by Alisha Templeton on August 18, 2014 at 10:00am

Join the SMCKC Knoda Group

SMCKC is excited announce we’re on a new social platform, and it is one built right here in KC. Knoda, whose co-founder Kyle Rogers is a SMCKC member, is a prediction-based app and website used to track predictions for anything from sporting events to awards shows to reality show outcomes. Rogers and his co-founder James Flexman showed off their app back in April at our first-ever Appy hour, and Rogers will be at the August breakfast on Friday, August 1 to introduce how SMCKC…


Posted by Kate Favrow on July 29, 2014 at 3:52pm


There's a new podcast network based in Kansas City!

I just wanted to let everyone know that there's a new podcast network based in Kansas City, and we're looking for shows that might want to join the network.A quick piece of history on the network: My…Continue

Tags: network, podcast

Started by Jeremy Fuksa yesterday.

Great Job Opportunity in Lenexa, Kansas!

Do you consider yourself a “2.0” web user? Someone who is "ahead of the times" in terms of social media? Do you enjoy creative writing that engages the reader? Then apply right now. Go global! The…Continue

Started by Tara Jul 30.

How do you mark someone as Spam on Ning? 5 Replies

I got an 'email' (comment on my Ning profile) from Frank David Osei that is spam-tastic (I'm looking for a trustworthy foreigner for my $5million...)Anyone know how to mark him/the comment as spam…Continue

Started by Jessica Best. Last reply by Julia Austin Jun 23.

Are you looking for an exciting job opportunity?

I own two educational marketing events called the Integrated marketing Summit (IMS) and Demandcon.I host these events all over the U.S. including London.I have recently added demand gen/lead gen…Continue

Tags: Opportunity, Job

Started by Shawn Elledge Apr 28.

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