What’s the Change?
To extend our ability to share our stories we are moving from a newsletter delivered via an email attachment to posting the same content on the blog of our public website.
Why the change?
We should be sharing our good news stories about happenings in our great district with a broader audience – our community including students and parents. Currently, distribution of that content is limited to a closed group of ASD-S employees and a few select community agencies and individuals. Many of the articles submitted to the Southern Exposure newsletter would be of benefit to the larger community.
In addition, social sharing will allow news stories to be easily shared using various services including Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc. News stories can continue to include hyperlinks but can now include photographs and graphics as well.
Have you ever wanted to refer to a past article in Southern Exposure? With this new solution you can find all past postings in one area which means no searching through downloaded documents on your computer or stored somewhere in email.
When will this happen?
Over the past several weeks, some of you may have noticed Southern Exposure articles already appearing on the ASD-S website. The email newsletter format will cease to exist by the end of this school year.
What will be the same?
For the most part the content will stay the same. Authors will need to be conscious of the larger viewing audience and make the necessary adjustment to their articles such as ensuring that any students mentioned or photographed have the necessary signed forms to comply with Policy 311. If you are in doubt, please contact Erica Lane (Erica.firstname.lastname@example.org) for clarification.
The Superintendent message, as well as any announcements considered not appropriate for public consumption, will still be send out by plain text email without an attachment s.
What will you have to do?
Click this link to start your subscription to the ASD-S News blog with the knowledge that you can unsubscribe at any time and you will only receive emails when articles are added. You will receive both the full text and hyperlinks right in the email without need for attachments. Feel free to subscribe to the blog using the email account of your choice but also make sure to follow ASD-S on Twitter, as all articles will be tweeted as well.
Submitted by: Mark A. Bates, K-12 Educational Technology Mentor, ASD-S