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  • wpadmin 11:00 am on October 16, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , culture, diversity, heritage, , , United Nations Day   

    United Nations Day 

    October 24th is officially known around the world as United Nations Day.   In honor of this day, we are encouraging the entire San Jac District — students, faculty and staff alike- – to wear something representative of their heritage on that Thursday.   We want people to wear anything from a traditional dress or hat straight from their home country to a t-shirt that says “Kiss Me, I’m Irish”.

    Celebrate our San Jac diversity in this fun, simple way.  Share your pictures on Instagram or Twitter using #SJCDiversity and tag @SanJacCollege.  Join Educational Planning & Counseling on United Nations Day, Thursday, October 24, 2013, to further cultural awareness, education, and global competency.

    United Nations Day Flyer 3.1



  • wpadmin 4:51 pm on October 11, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Schools App Essay Contest 

    We have launched the second round of the Schools App Essay Contest.  In July, 16 students received a scholarship after writing a 500-word essay about their Schools App experience.  The feedback we received was great and it shows us how the app is enhancing our students’ college experience.
    This is another chance for students, who are Schools App users, to receive a $1,400 or $700 scholarship.  Please encourage your students to apply.
    Share the attached flyer on campus and on college social media sites.
    If you have any questions about the essay contest, contact Scylla Lopez at scylla.lopez@sjcd.edu or 281.991.2602.


  • wpadmin 5:02 pm on September 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Social Media Week – North Campus 

    Today is the first day of Social Media Week!  We will be at North Campus today.  We encourage you and your students, when not in class, to attend one or more than one of the sessions. Employees are also welcome to attend any of the student sessions. You can view the full schedule at http://www.sanjac.edu/social-media-week.

    Student Sessions:
    10 – 11 a.m. N6.108
    Online Security with San Jacinto College Instructor, Larry Hovey
    Don’t get hacked! How to keep your identity and the information you share online safe.

    11 a.m. – 12 p.m. N2.119
    Social Media and Your Future with Meador Staffing and San Jacinto College Career and Employment
    Learn how to use social media in your job search.

    12 – 1 p.m. N6.108
    Online Reputation with Steel Branding
    Be careful what you share! What you post online will leave a digital footprint throughout your entire life. Why you need to be cautious about your online activity.

    Employee Sessions:
    2 – 3 p.m. N2.108
    Social Media in the Classroom with San Jacinto College Educational Technology
    Find out how you can incorporate social media into your classroom.

    3 – 4 p.m. N2.206
    Getting LinkedIn with Steel Branding
    Learn how to effectively use LinkedIn to network and recruit.


  • wpadmin 10:26 am on September 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Social Media Tip 

    What makes the perfect post on social media? If you’re wondering why you’re audience isn’t interacting with your posts, you may want to reconsider how, when and what you post. Here’s an infographic that shows you how to create a perfect post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+. (More …)

  • wpadmin 2:50 pm on September 11, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    San Jacinto College Blogs on Tumblr 

    Students and employees have written blogs for the San Jacinto College Tumblr site. We would encourage you to read and share them. The students share their experiences at San Jacinto College. Dr. Laurel Williamson shares her college experience, provides students with some advice and welcomes new and returning students. Chris Evans offers up some advice as well that will help students throughout their time at San Jac.
    You can find the blogs on http://sanjacintocollege.tumblr.com/.

  • wpadmin 9:14 am on August 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Facebook in the Classroom 

    This is a blog written by a professor at Owensboro Community and Technical College. She talks about her success with Facebook in the classroom. This could be a great way to engage and interact with your students outside the classroom.
    Click on the link below if you are unable to view the image of the blog.

    Facebook in the classroom

  • wpadmin 4:33 pm on August 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Social Media Tip 

    There’s so much more to social media than just Facebook. It’s true. Facebook is the most used social network in the world with 1.11 billion (Yes. That’s BILLION) monthly active users, but there are several other networks that are quickly growing. Don’t be afraid to try something else out, but make sure to pick the platform that best fits your needs. (More …)

  • wpadmin 10:26 am on July 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    #Hashtags for Social Media 

    Some of you have already heard that you can now use hashtags on Facebook.  It was a big announcement for social media and Facebook.  Here’s a few things you need to know about hashtags and how to use them on your personal and college social media sites.

    What is a hashtag?  The # symbol, we used to know it as “pound,” is used to mark a word, phrase or topic on social media.  It’s basically a way to organize messages.  Using a hashtag will help others search for social media content that they are interested in.  It groups conversations.  For example, if you are looking for topics, Tweets, photos or articles related to social media, search #socialmedia.  The results will show all the conversations including #socialmedia. (See image from Hootsuite)  You can also think of a hashtag like a keyword tag.  You are tagging that photo or conversation so that is is easily searchable to your audience.  If you want to make sure people see your message, use a hashtag.  This could also result in more followers on your social media site.



    • When you click on a hashtagged word, it shows other posts or Tweets containing that same hashtagged word.
    • You can put hashtags at the beginning, middle or end of your message.
    • When your hashtagged word becomes popular, it shows up under the “Trending Topics” in Twitter.  This is good if you want more exposure for your message.
    • Try using an established hashtag so that your message is seen in a conversation that is already very active.
    • A hashtag is searchable by anyone, as long as you are using a public account.
    • Make sure not to get hashtag-happy.  In the case of Twitter, it’s recommended you use no more than two hashtags per Tweet.
    • Use hashtags relevant to the picture or topic.
    • Long hashtags are becoming more popular, but you have to be careful when you create a long one.  Longer hashtags can result in misspellings and are harder to read.  It’s best that you create a short one, if possible.  A helpful tip for longer hashtags is capitalize the first letter of each word.  That will make it easier for people to read.  For example, I use #YourGoalsYourCollege as much as possible.  It’s long, but it’s easy to read.

    Here are some examples of hashtags to use when referring to San Jacinto College:

    • #SanJac
    • #SJC
    • #SanJacCollege
    • #SanJacintoCollege
    • #YourGoalsYourCollege
    • #StudentSuccess
    • #comm_college
    • #edu
    • #HigherEd
    • #EdTEch

    Remember that you create a hashtag for anything.  Just make sure it is relevant to the message you want to convey.

  • wpadmin 9:08 am on June 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Facebook and LinkedIn Best Practices 


    You need to have at least two or three administrators for your page.  The page manager should add the administrators who should use their personal Facebook account.  Once the administrators are added, assign them an admin role.  The table below shows the different admin roles.  We recommend you have two managers.


    Content Creator



    Insights Analyst

    Manage Admin Roles

    Edit the Page and Add Apps

    Create Posts as the Page

    Respond to and Delete Comments

    Send Messages as the Page


    If you would like to block certain words on your page, go to Edit Settings under the Edit tab at the top of your timeline.  Add words in the Moderation Blocklist.  Use this to block inappropriate language. (More …)

  • wpadmin 4:56 pm on June 6, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Social Media Tip – LinkedIn 

    Network by joining and following groups and company pages and participate in relevant groups to establish expertise and authority. Start discussions, share articles, comment and respond to people’s questions. This creates opportunities for you to be seen as a thought leader and builds the College’s reputation even more.
    These are great ways to develop partnerships and spread the word about what the College is doing and what we offer. (More …)

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