Social Media Team:
a) Briefly describe your new and improved idea, by incorporating ideas and/or feedback.
The Social Media Team of Tech Team has come up with a few new ideas to improve the Riverside Secondary Instagram page, create a sense of belonging for the students and staff, and recognize those who have done something outstanding. Our ideas include posting a ‘Throwback Thursday’ picture of a teacher every Thursday as well as posting weekly newsletters. We also want to make our Instagram page more personalized instead of using it simply for promotion. Our ‘Throwback Thursday’ idea has already been implemented. We have a small group of people within the Social Media Team who follow a rotating posting schedule. We have found that it is best to do it in this way as many teachers do not have digital pictures of themselves and it takes a while for them to find their childhood photos. The Throwback Thursday idea gives a reason for new followers to return to our page and gives our current followers something to look forward to every week. In regards to the Weekly Newsletter, we are hoping to get the information that is normally sent to the RAP classrooms, sent to us in advance. This way we are able to make one weekly newsletter with all the upcoming events and club information so we are not spamming the Instagram page too much. We have another small group of people within the Social Media Team who are currently trying to make this possible. Lastly, to personalize our page, we will be posting more classroom activities, field trips, and class projects on the Riverside Secondary Instagram story to demonstrate the everyday life of Riverside Students.
b) Answer the following questions:
-What problems might we run into?
I believe that we will not run into any major problems but will still encounter some minor difficulties if each member of the Social Media Team does not stay in contact with one another. It can be very easy to get mixed up with who does what and when it needs to be done. Luckily, we have a calendar with the names and dates of who needs to accomplish what and when made on our WhatsApp group chat that everyone is able to access. Another problem that I believe we may encounter relates to our ‘Throwback Thursday’ idea. I am certain that some teachers will have trouble finding a digital childhood photo of themselves or they can forget to find one which one why the members of this smaller group will be reminding them.
-What skills do we need to complete this project? How can we attain these skills?
We need to have good communication skills, problem-solving skills, and patience to complete this project. We can attain good communication skills by consistently keeping in contact with the other members of the Social Media Team. This will ensure that everyone completes their assigned tasks in a timely manner. However, if one person does not complete their assigned task, we would need to have problem-solving skills in order to quickly complete the job of this person. We can attain this skill by always being prepared and motivated to help others out in case they do not complete their tasks. Lastly, we need patience for this project. As one of our goals is to increase the number of followers on the Riverside Instagram page, we must be patient in order for this to happen. Followers accumulate over a period of time and not overnight. We can attain this skill by posting consistently without overdoing it even when our following is not growing as fast as we want it to.
c) Create a brief timeline of key things that need to happen to ensure the successful completion of your project. What happens next?
At the moment, we are continuing to move forward with our ‘Throwback Thursday’ posts as they are doing very well. We will be working on making these posts more consistent within the next few weeks. Our next focus is to get the RAP notes sent to the Social Media Team. We will be creating an action plan and a timeline for this idea at the next Social Media Team meeting, which is on November 6th. Lastly, our final goal is to achieve 2,000 followers on the Riverside Instagram page by January through these initiatives.