School certificate for commitment & registration
If your school is one of the first wave to register with us in taking the first step towards making a submission for the Social School Award, then there’s something in the post for you arriving tomorrow (6th July 2017).
Based on the quality of early registrants for the Award, it’s clear that schools are carrying on as normal with connecting, promoting & engaging via social media. So, to recognise the additional effort being made by registrants, who are currently getting ready to apply for the Award, a certificate of commitment is now issued to each and every school which is valid for 1 year post-registration.
When you receive your envelope you’ll also receive more information on how to tell your school’s social media story. A few schools have been asking for suggestions on what apps to use to record their two minute video. We like Clips for iPhone/iPad users (the video below was made using it) and if you’re an Android user then look at the top 10 best video editing apps too via the link.
As we speak to more schools, who are actively engaged in the process, we expect to be able to support them more effectively with additional resources too.
Is your school ready to register for the Social School Award?
The Social School Award™
Register Your School
Video Upload (max 2 mins)Talk about & show how social media has been a vehicle for positive change in your community reflecting what you have learned with experience.
Share some highlights of where connection, promotion & engagement via social media have happened.
Include soundbites from people involved in your Social Team that support your goals.
Share soundbites from parents, teachers, SLT & others if possible talking about examples e.g. impact upon community cohesion, savings, process improvement, take-up of opportunities to support your school
Include screenshots of any memorable social media interactions your school has had with annotations to explain the context and value to your school.
Document UploadInclude extracts of documents relating to how the school uses social media e.g extracts from your policy and appendices.
Include guidance of how school deals with more challenging social interactions e.g. show that school has a willingness to engage with negative as well as positive interactions as appropriate to the context.