Facebook Fan Pages and a freebie!

Hi friends!
I'm currently out of class on medical leave (hopefully only for short time), so my next posts may be a bit random!!
  
Many bloggers also have Facebook business pages with 'fans'.  I have recently installed the most amazing facebook app that I hope will benefit you too!  I just had to tell you about it!
The app is called shortstack and can be found here.  Christi Fultz from Ms. Fultz's Corner found the app and was good enough to share it with her bloggy friends - thank you so much, Christi!
Basically the idea is to allow fans of your page to access freebies just for them.  If they are not a fan, they have to 'like' your page, to have access to the freebie.  It is a brilliant way to increase your following and gain better interaction with those who already follow you.  Sometimes I just want to thank my loyal followers and share something with them only and this allows me to do it.  I recently celebrated a milestone on facebook and was able to say thanks with a freebie.
This is how it looks:
On my home page below, there is a shortstackapp tab which, if clicked will send you to the area you see above.
I have added the text 'Shortstackapp', so you can see where the tab is!

The picture above shows a blue rectangle (bottom right) with 'Free' on it - this is the tab.  Below the picture you can just see 'For Fans Only'.  The tab doesn't look like this initially, but facebook allows you to add a picture and text.  When someone clicks on the tab, they are taken to the freebie to download.  The first time I used this I gained an extra 17 followers!  I know, I know, it's not all about the numbers, but it was exciting!
Christi has a very handy video tutorial which explains step by step how to set it up.  It was easy peasy and I can be a bit technically challenged!
Here is Christi's tutorial.  You can subscribe to her channel here - she has lots of helpful tutorials and advice
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Further news:
My newest pack in my TpT store is 'St.Patrick's Day Puzzle and Activity Fun'.  I have included a 'front cover page' for teachers who wish to make this into a 'busy book' for early finishers.  Basically print, collate, staple and you are set to go!  I had lots of fun making it and hope you might be able to use it! 
 
Just click on the pic below to check it out!

Now freebie time!  I do, in NO way, claim to be a clip artist - TpT is awash with some incredible talent.  I do, however, like to experiment and learn new things.  The end result was a little St. Patrick's Day set to start you off with your upcoming St. Patrick's day projects.  I hope you like them and can get creating!
Just click on the cover pic to download (TpT Store)
Lastly, before I leave you, Ashley from Primary Teacherhood is celebrating a blogging milestone and hosting a fabulous giveaway with amazing products to be won.  Just click on the pic below and get entering! 
 
Have fun!

Wishing you all a fantastic week ahead!
Fern Smith's Thursday's Tech Tips for 
Teachers

11 comments

  1. Thanks for the freebies! They are great!

    Christina :)
    Apples, Books, and Crayons
    applesbooksandcrayons@gmail.com

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  2. You are very welcome, Christina! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  3. Great freebie clip art! Thank you!

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  4. You are very welcome, Rae! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  5. Whoops I just posted but didn't work so here goes again. Great tip on the FB app, will be chaecking it out, your clipart is so cute!

    Tania
    Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

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  6. Hi Tania!

    Thank you for your lovely comments! You should give the shortstackapp a try - it's well worth it!

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  7. Love your art work and I have already used it in a product. Thank you so much for sharing. And Christi rocks!!
    Merinda

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  8. Merinda - I need a 'like' button! Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I agree, Christi rocks! :)

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  9. Hey Wendy! I tried the shortstack app and I got it to work!!!! But....I am not sure how to upload a cute Freebies button, the one on there at the moment is the default, would love any tips you have.
    Here is the link for you so you can see what I am talking about
    https://www.facebook.com/MrsPoultneysPonderings

    Look forward to hearing any advice :)

    Tania
    Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

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  10. Hi Mrs. Poultney! Thanks for stopping by! It's a great app, isn't it? I hopped over to your facebook page and left you some instructions there. If you need any help, just holler! :)

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  11. Thanks for the tutorial. Very user friendly.

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