I am on board.
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This is an excellent idea. Last year we only did a "#" tag, but nothing like
I would be up to helping Samantha keep up with this. It would only be for
Facebook or Twitter, as those are our two social media accounts that we use
If everyone is on board, I can print business card size templates with the
'rules' & print out 500 to stuff in bags.
I like the suggestions & we would say that they have to follow the 'rules' to a
tee. Another rule is that they would have to 'follow us' on either media.
I'm not sure about the prize, but it could be a tablet. It shouldn't be a
'big' prize such as a free registration as not everyone is on social media.
What we need to do as a group is agree on a prize & give us the go ahead.
(Excuse typos, responding from mobile device)
On Jan 25, 2016, at 10:22 AM, Kathy Davies
What an interesting idea!
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On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 9:57 AM, GSIS Users
This is a great idea, Samantha. The board tried something similar at a previous
conference, but you were right in that it is a difficult task for someone to
keep up with. If it was well planned in advance, AND others were given specific
tasks that they had to follow to assist, I think it would work.
On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 9:41 AM, Samantha Mimbs
During an early meeting, we were discussing ways to get people to visit the
vendor tables. Well, what about a scavenger hunt that incorporates twitter
photos of themselves with the vendors, during sessions, and even visiting some
of the businesses on the river that donated door prizes???
They could tweet the photos with a caption matching listed item, tagging
#GSISHunt16 (or something like it). The hunt would need to be completed by 5 PM
on Thursday. The list could contain about 10 items. The items could represent
those "hard to get people involved" moments. For example:
Items 1, 2, & 3 - Photos with vendors (it will be up to the vendors to pitch
Items 4 - Photo during a session
Item 5 - Photo with a GSIS Board member
Item 6 - Photo of them posting to the WOW moment board
Item 7 - Photo with a business representatives of one of the businesses that
donated door prizes (this would require a published list somewhere)
Item 8 Photo with a DOE employee
Item 9 - Photo during breakfast
Item 10 - Photo during 4 PM session
All of the people that complete the "list" will go into a drawing for a free
conference the next year (or a coveted door prize of sorts)???? The winner
would be announced during the closing session????
Thoughts? Compiling the tweets to know who goes in the drawing might be a bit
of a challenge. But, if they are required to tweet:
"Item 1 @GSISSUSERGROUP #GSISHunt16"
...it could make it easier to go down the page of #s to find the list. I would
be willing to contribute my time if it will help get people to participate in
those "more difficult to get participation" areas. And, the number of items on
the list is up to us. I just thought this might add a bit more interaction.
It may be too late to incorporate this for 2016. But, 2017 will be here before
you know it.
Samantha Mimbs Data Coordinator, Monroe County Schools
Address: 25 Brooklyn Ave Forsyth, GA 31029
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