I have come to realize that there are still many people out there that don't know how to schedule Facebook posts. This is an important tool to have at your disposal. It allows you to schedule a large number of posts so you don't have to be constantly tied to your phone or computer and your posts will automatically post even when you are on vacation.
Here is a step by step guide on how to schedule Facebook posts.
1. Create your Facebook post. Once you have completed your post click the click on the left hand side.
2. Select the day and time you would like your post to appear.
3. Finally, click the Schedule button and your post will appear in your Activity Log and will automatically post at the given time.
When I was in school, checking my Facebook page (or MySpace when it was cool) would easily get you detention. In fact, I’m pretty sure the site was blocked on school computers. Recently, however, I thought since technology and social media communication permeates the modern world, why is it not part of the education system? Although most social media sites were created primarily for personal communication, now we are seeing how they can be assets in the professional sphere. In my opinion, students should be learning how to manage these sites responsibly and use them to their advantage.
I asked my younger sisters who are in high school and middle school if they had updated the computer class curriculum since I had been there, and I was shocked to learn they are still spending the class period learning to type!
Kids these days are basically born knowing how to type and manage electronic devices so why are we wasting time teaching them how to type? With all the instant messaging, texting, and computer usage by children and young adults, they are probably typing more wpm than their teachers.
That being said, it’s about time Facebook is introduced to the classroom because it can greatly benefit the younger generation to learn how to use social media sites correctly and in a way that can potentially enhance their future professional lives. One of the reasons social media sites are so shunned in school is because of the trouble kids find themselves in by misusing them – bullying, jealousy, illegal activities, etc. can all be attributed to irresponsible posts made by individuals. If children were taught social media etiquette from the beginning, and informed of the potential consequences of abusing Facebook, I think a lot of the stigma of social media could be erased.
Also, with computer technology being such a vital part of the workplace, I think students should learn more in-depth computer skills than typing. If students learned basic programming skills and how to operate more advanced programs than Microsoft Word and Powerpoint, we would be seeing incredible technological advances in our society.
If I were to re-write computer classroom curriculum, this is what I, Kimberly, would include:
1. Classroom blog (All students would take turns posting. This can enhance those typing skills while also including creative writing, social interaction, and expanded knowledge on a certain topic)
2. Social media etiquette
- Privacy settings
- How to present yourself in a positive manner (none of those self-pictures in your bathroom mirror of you making a duck face while giving a peace sign)
- Social media in professional setting (FB business page, marketing, etc.)
3. Basic computer programming (It is such a needed skill now! Imagine if it became second nature for the young generation)
4. Website construction (Using a basic site like Word Press or Google sites, students can make their own personal site or be creative by making a site for an imaginary business)
I have no background in education, so I have no idea how this would actually play out, but I think technology education needs a kick in the pants in some schools!
Does anyone know of schools that are taking this initiative to amp up computer classes? What else would you include in these classes?
I was recently sent the below linked article (and image) and thought I would post something about it since I haven't posted in awhile. (BTW - the reason I haven't posted is I recently changed positions and moved to another state so it is has been a bit hectic).
Anyway - the above article and below image indicate that the engagement rate is much lower for posts auto-posted through the various platforms listed results. Basically, this article says that auto-posting results in lower rates of comments and "likes" of posts than if someone logs into each platform and manually enters the post.
My question on this is how would someone manual post to all the various mediums and still be able to do other things (if you job isn't solely social media related). But, the question could also be - do we need to be posting the same message to all of the various forms of social media out there or is all this posting just creating too much noise?
These are my questions for those of you who read this - Is posting the same message everyone creating social media noise and thus causing people to ignore the post? Do we need to post to every social media platform or are there key ones and are there certain messages that should be posted to only certain social media platforms? Are social media posts become the new ignored email phenomenon?
I have my own ideas on this but I would love to hear what other people have to say on this and I will hopefully come back there with my thoughts.
Please let me know what you think!
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