Invite Friends to Like Your Page – Facebook Tutorial

Invite Friends to Like Your Page

One of the most effective ways to promote your brand, organization or business online is through maximizing the use of social media. And the most commonly known method of doing this is by creating your own Facebook page. But the first thing that would come into your mind is how you will gain followers or likes on your Facebook page. Aside from consistently posting relevant information or interesting stuff on your page, you can also expand the number of your followers by manually inviting your friends to like your FB page via Facebook or email. This way you will not only gain “real” likes but you will also be able to send them updates and notifications which will effectively boost your identity online.

For teachers, you can utilize the use of Facebook pages in promoting your class, your school or a particular group or activity you want to be seen online.

How to invite friends to like your page?

Step 1: Supposed you already have a page, at the upper right corner of Facebook interface, click the gear icon and select the page you want to manage.

Invite Friends to Like Your Page

Step 2: To invite friends and email contacts, click on “Build Audience” button at the top of your page. By default, you will only see the following options (see image below).

Invite Friends to Like Your Page

So how would you invite your friends if they are not on the options listed? Here’s a simple workaround on how to invite friends to like your page.

Step 3: For you to be able to invite your Facebook friends, you must use Facebook as yourself (your personal account) and not as your FB page. To do this, just click on “Edit Page” beside the “Build Audience” button and at the bottom of the options select “Use Facebook as [YOUR USERNAME}. See screenshot below.

Invite Friends to Like Your Page

Step 4: Now that you’re using Facebook as yourself in your Facebook page, you may now click again on “Build Audience” and you’ll see that there is now an option to invite friends to like your page.

Invite Friends to Like Your Page

Step 5: Tick the check box of the friends you want to invite and click submit. Note that those you have already invited will be washed out and the check box beside their names will not be available.

Invite Friends to Like Your Page

You may select who you want to invite by filtering them (See image below). You can invite your friends whom you had your recent interactions with or you can also add friends from your Facebook groups.

Invite Friends to Like Your Page

Alternatively, you can also gain likes on your Facebook page by inviting your email contacts.

Invite Friends to Like Your Page

That’s it you just have invited your friends and email contacts to like your Facebook page. Hope it helps! Thank you for reading my post.

You might also want to read my article on How to Embed Facebook Post on Websites or Blogs.

My Teachers’ Month-Inspired Powerpoint Template for Teachers

Powerpoint Template for Teachers

Howdy teachers! I’m aware that not all of us in the teaching profession have the time to prepare computer-aided visual aids such as video presentations, animations or even a background for a slide presentation. Some of us don’t even have the ability to create one especially those who are just starting to integrate the use of computers in their daily instructional activities. And just for the benefit of those who don’t have an idea, a great way to utilize the use of computers in teaching your pupils is the use of slideshows or presentations. The most common software to do it is by using Microsoft Powerpoint. One can enhance the use of Powerpoint by adding different background images or nice and clean templates.

Powerpoint Template for Teachers

Today I’m gonna give away my first free Powerpoint template for teachers. I created it in Photoshop on a 1024 x 768 resolution. My inspiration in creating these templates is the yearly celebration of the National Teachers’ Month which starts on September 5-October 5 2013. The templates come in 5 colors such blue green, blue, green, maroon and red. You can choose the color of your preference and download it for free. Or you can download them all.

Click the one you want to use.

Free Powerpoint Template for Teachers

How to use the templates:

  1. After downloading the files, go to your downloads folder.
  2. Select the file you have downloaded.
  3. Double-click to open the file or you can right-click on it and select open.
  4. A new Powerpoint presentation will open with the template you have downloaded.
  5. Select the type of layout you want for your presentation.

Tip: If you want to modify the layout of your presentation, please back up first your template before saving any changes. Or you can download them again here in this blog.

Soon I will also post some alternatives you can use in presenting your lessons and the various software you can download to maximize the use of computers in your classroom which can lead to better learning outcomes.

For more of free Powerpoint templates for teachers, please stay tuned at this blog.

How to Embed Facebook Post on Websites or Blogs

How to embed Facebook post on websites

Finally, Facebook has officially released the embedded post feature, a social plugin which will now allow anyone including those who use third-party websites, blogs, and other media platforms to easily add public posts from Facebook to their sites. The feature was initially launched by Facebook in partnership with CNN, Huffington Post, Bleacher Report, PEOPLE, and Mashable. This latest feature of Facebook works the same way as the embedded tweets of Twitter.

For a quick and easy guide on how to embed Facebook post on websites or blogs, please kindly read the tutorial below.

How to Embed Facebook Post on Websites or Blogs

Step 1: Find the Facebook post you want to embed. At the top right corner of the post click the small arrow down to see the post options. Select and click “embed post” at the bottom of the options.

How to embed Facebook post on websites or blogs

Note: Only public posts from Facebook users and Facebook pages can be embedded in your site.

Step 2: A window with the embed code and the preview of the embedded post will pop-up. The code is already highlighted so just right-click and click “copy”.

How to embed Facebook post on websites or blogs

Step 3: Go to your site or blog editor and make sure you’re in the coding tab. In WordPress, it is the “Text” tab while in Blogger, it is the “HTML” tab (See pictures below). Right-click in any area and click ‘paste” to insert the embed code you copied from Facebook.

How to embed Facebook post on websites or blogs

Here’s an example of an embedded post from JuanderTeacher’s Facebook fanpage

Other features of an embedded Facebook post:

  • It displays the same way as how we see posts on Facebook.
  • It has the ability to show pictures, videos and even hashtags.
  • People can directly like or share the embedded post from your website or blog.
  • They can also like the Facebook page or follow the user where the embedded post came from.
  • People can also click the comments which will open in a new tab.

Thank you for patiently reading our post on how to embed Facebook post on websites or blogs. Please stay tuned for more of social media tutorials.

Featured image credit: Flickr/WestM

9th EPS-TOPIK list of passers in the Philippines

9th EPS-TOPIK

DepEd NCAEAUGUST 23, 2013 – POEA has released the 9th EPS-TOPIK list of passers in the Philippines earlier today. Thousands of hopefuls around the country are anticipating the result of the said examination which will strengthen their chance in getting employed for various jobs in Korea. The EPS-TOPIK is an examination for aspiring OFWs who aim to have a work in Korea.

The purpose of the examination  is to be a selection criteria for employers who will recruit their workers here in the Philippines. EPS-TOPIK main focus is to evaluate the level of Korean language skills of each applicant. The examination was held on August 11, 2013 at the San Beda College in Manila. The examination was divided into two parts. First is the reading which has allotted each applicant 40 minutes to complete all the questions while the second part is listening where the exam takers were given 30 minutes for test completion. The examination has a total of 50 items which shouold be completed in 110 minutes and has the equivalent of 100 percent.

Congratulations to all the passers for the Special Employment Permit System – Test of Proficiency in Korean Examination (EPS-TOPIK). For those who didn’t succeed, don’t lose hope, there’s always a room for second chance and keep believing in yourselves.

To view the 9th EPS-TOPIK list of passers in the Philippines please refer to this LINK

Effects of Bullying (Short and Long Term Effects)

effects of bullying

Bullying is a rapidly growing concern for parents, teachers and other authorities especially now where bullies are just a click away from reaching their victims with the use of internet – popularly known as cyber bullying. However, we should bear in mind that bullying chooses no one. Our children, once they go to school, carry the tendencies to be picked on by perpetrators, the bullies. Would you be able to stomach seeing your beloved child being bullied by others? Of course, I would assume, you don’t want that to happen, even in your imagination.

But even though our kids are neither the victims nor the bullies, we still have to better understand the effects of bullying. And when I say effects, I’m pertaining to both parties, the kids who bully and the victim. These kids (bullies) may have also suffered from the same traumatic experience earlier in their lives which contributed on their present behavior that’s why it would be crucial for every teacher and parent to consider this matter in handling such circumstances. To make it more comprehensive, let us list down the short and long term effects of bullying both for the bullied and the bullies.

effects of bullying
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Short term effects of bullying – Kids who are bullied

Physical effects – Victims may acquire bruises or hematoma, headaches and stomachaches from physical abuses of the bullies.

Psychological trauma – kids who are being bullied may refrain from going to school or other places without their parents or other love ones for the fear of encountering the bully/bullies. This may also lead to absenteeism.

Depression – the victims of bullying may manifest depression. Sadness among these children can be observed as well as withdrawal from activities they usually do such as playing with other children or even simple conversations with people around them.

Poor academic achievement – The victim has the tendency to perform badly in school causing his grades to drop especially if the issue between him and the bullies has something to do with “grades”.

Low self esteem – There are victims who may perceive themselves as useless. As a result of bullying, these children do not feel good about themselves and they may even feel that they let their parents down.

Difficulty in sleeping – Some children experience nightmares or tend to wake up screaming in cold sweat. In some cases, these victims also experience bed wetting.

Anger and bitterness – Children who are being bullied may feel bad about everything and may develop hatred towards the world.

Short term effects of bullying – The bully

Poor academic achievement – Yes, the bully may also perform deficiently at school or it can also be the reason behind his alarming behavior. If not dealt with proper interventions, bullies may also drop out of school.

Incapability to build peer relations – Bullies are often perceived as superiors thus most children especially their classmates, tend to avoid them.

Exposure to illegal activities – bullies may be involved on illegal activities or illegal substances.

Long term effects of bullying – Kids who are bullied

Chronic depression – the depression of the victim which was not cured in their childhood may persist until they grow up. Worst case scenario to happen is the tendency of the victim to commit suicide.

Addiction to illegal activities and substances – the victims of bullying, as they grow older may also be exposed to illegal activities and substances which may lead to addiction.

Behavioral changes – Victims may also turn himself into a bully when he grows older if hatred and bitterness continue to conquer his personality. The victims can be his wife or his children.

Long term effects of bullying – The bully

Conviction – the bully as he grows older may participate in crimes which may get him convicted.

Incapability to maintain relationships – Building a strong foundation for a long-term relationship would be a common problem for bullies as they grow older.

Addiction to illegal activities and substances – Like the victims, the bullies, especially those who have been exposed to these illegal activities and substances in their younger years, have greater chances of developing addiction.

Violence – even if the bully was able to have his own family, there is also a higher chance of him to become violent or abusive towards his wife and children.