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Comment by Jonathan Green on June 20, 2013 at 4:19pm

Kudos to NICHY for the Build-a-Plan Tool (online dissemination plan builder). The tool can be accessed at It's tied to your existing login.


Comment by Karen Blase on May 24, 2010 at 6:05pm
You all are so kind and helpful - I am still trying to master my Etch-a-Sketch so it's great to have competent and kind assistance.
Comment by Jonathan Green on May 24, 2010 at 6:03pm
I was able to get to doc link. It defaulted to small type. Took me a minute to find controls (e.g., zoom at bottom of page and "download" as pdf option on right). Once I saw those, I was golden. Thanks!
Comment by Stephen Luke (NDC/NICHCY) on May 24, 2010 at 5:00pm
Hi Karen, Sorry to hear you've experienced difficulties reading the document. I wonder if others have as well (Jonathan?). If you haven't already tried, perhaps it would help to read the document at its full-screen setting. You also have the option to download as a PDF. I've attached an image here to point out where these features are. If you still have difficulty, please let me know!

Comment by Karen Blase on May 24, 2010 at 4:37pm
Enjoying the conversation and learning a lot. Downloaded the Facebook instructions but the type was so faint on the screen that it was unreadable. Advice ? Jonathan, so great that you are right here at FPG! Stephen, thanks for the intro to Scribd.
Comment by Jonathan Green on May 24, 2010 at 12:53pm
Thanks for doc link and info.

Re: Online Discussion facilitation strategies - It's so many things. Best formula formula I've found for bringing topics into transparent sphere is: 1) monitor for WHEN there is a collective of folks who have passion about a topic and do something with them. Timing is key. For example, we tend to put our thinking caps on around conferences, or other group work. So, leverage group thinking time that is already occurring. And, 2) in the case when group's are early stage or loose nit, make the topic something people can provide easy, quick input about. Online conversation/blog visits usual range 2-4 minutes. You can't force people to think too in-depth in 2-4 minutes. Know your blog limitations and set the topic/interaction accordingly.

That's the media/topic selection side. On promotion side, it's a blend of traditional media and social prompts. So many folks want to take conversations off-line. It's the blog moderators role to constantly steer the conversation back to the blogosphere. If I get a phone call or hallway comment, I follow-up with an email, "Enjoyed your comment. Would you be willing to share that with our community. ." As digital immigrants, our instinct isn't to start in online, social spaces. We're not against it, we just need reminders. 9/10 times folks are willing.
Comment by Stephen Luke (NDC/NICHCY) on May 21, 2010 at 5:32pm
Hi Jonathan -- thanks for asking about the Facebook Guide. Here's the link:

You'll note we've begun to use and soon we'll have all of our publications uploaded to this platform. Scribd has emerged as the YouTube for document sharing and has many features built in that allow users to easily view, download, share, rate, embed, comment, etc. Also, like YouTube or the platform serves as a great platform for users to "discover" your material via search or when viewing related content.

Thanks too for sharing the link to your blog entry. Impressive numbers of user comments -- would love to know if there are specific strategies you've used to cultivate user input in this manner. Great stuff!
Comment by Jonathan Green on May 21, 2010 at 4:42pm
Was the Facebook guide ever shared out as a URL? Would love to see it/share it.

BTW, we ended up having some good Early Childhood Social Media examples shared on the recent Inclusion Institute blog (if you are here and posted, "Thank you!").

For reference, I wanted to share back the blog link with folks here. Again, good examples from our field. Thanks again, Jonathan
Comment by Lisa Küpper on April 22, 2010 at 5:36pm
Hi Jonathan. You might want to check out the April 29th webinar being offered on using Facebook in Dissemination. We're working on a guide that will also be made available publicly. The guide especially might be helpful to your participants. It's a step-by-step how-to of setting up a presence on Facebook. Very TA&D oriented! It'll be made available (with luck) in sync with the webinar.
Comment by Jonathan Green on April 22, 2010 at 5:02pm
Share your Social Media Examples/Experience - Hi folks, we are gearing up for May's National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute and we wanted to provide attendees with some quick, firsthand examples of how Social Media is being used in Early Childhood and related fields. I noticed the TA&D placement has been updated with social links and we plan on sharing this at the conference.
Invite to you - We are hosting a pre-conference social media discussion and would like to invite each of you here to share an example of Social Media being used in your projects. No example is too small and a couple of sentences about your experience and/or suggestions for newbies would be a big plus.

We look forward to hearing from you. All the best, Jonathan

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