WOCSD adds interactive photo feature to its website

Post date: Sep 18, 2014 7:12:39 PM

According to Wells-Ogunquit CSD Technology Director Michael Richards, the Wells-Ogunquit Community School District (WOCSD) now features a way where the District can post digital photos and accompanying written commentary about events happening within the District using the social media service Instagram. People can track the account through Instagram from most mobile phone devices with a camera or home computer with a connection to the Internet.

Richards’ hope is that the new photo sharing feature will motivate many to like, follow, share and utilize the District’s social media pages like Facebook and Instagram.

“We look forward to being able to showcase great events in a mobile fashion as people have lots of great things going on in the District,” said Richards. “We’re just trying to capture them and be able to share them.”

For legal reasons concerning student privacy, snapshots of students in classrooms or other educational settings within the District’s schools would not be allowed unless parental permission to post such photos is granted in writing to the particular school that that student is attending.

Richards stressed that only those 13 years or older can have an Instagram or Facebook account.

To see photos posted thus far please visit the WOCSD site, k12wocsd.net, and click on the blue “view on Instagram” button on the bottom of the home page or go to instagram.com/wocsd.

Caption: A view from the WOCSD’s new Instagram page, Instagram.com/wocsd. Visitors to this page can make comments about the various photos found there.