Kansas Sampler

Child Care Doalogue to answer st...

A Child Care Doalogue, organized and facilitated by the Kansas Sampler Foundatio...

Showcase counties for 2020 Big K...

Brown, Doniphan and Nemaha will be the next counties showcased in the Big Ka...

Big Kansas Road Trip to Showcase...

Cheyenne, Sherman and Wallace in Northwest Kansas will be the showcase counties ...

Kansas Explorer Club

Kansas Explorer Club

Members of the Kansas Explorer Club receive 5-6 print newsletters a year full of things to see and do that are off the beaten path.

We Kan!

We Kan!

The Big Rural Brainstorm will be held March 7 in Newton in 2016.

Rural Culture Elements

Rural Culture Elements

The 8 rural culture elements are: architecture, art, commerce, cuisine, customs, geography, history and people! They help you see a place with new eyes.

8 Wonders

8 Wonders

Have you seen the 8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook? Let it guide you to all 216 Wonders!



Marci and WenDee, of the Kansas Sampler Foundation, are going to every (626) incorporated city in Kansas to research for the second edition of the Kansas Guidebook for Explorers.

Big Kansas Road Trip

Big Kansas Road Trip

The showcase counties are Cheyenne, Sherman and Wallace. The event will be held over four days, May 2-5, 2019.

Kansas Sampler Web Log
email Signup
Kansas Sampler Web Log
Kansas Sampler Web Log
Social Links Follow us on Twitter Become a Fan On Facebook

Map Header
Kansas Sampler Events


  • Print PageFacebookTwitter


EVERYONE ENROLLED IN A RURAL KANSAS CLASS IS REQUESTED to set up the Social Networking accounts prior to attending class. 

Below are links to good website with instructions on how to set up your social networking tools including Facebook, Twitter and Google.  WE WILL NOT BE TEACHING TWITTER OR BLOGGING IN THE 2010 and LATER CLASSES BUT YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO SET UP A TWITTER ACCOUNT ON BEHALF OF YOUR COMMUNITY.

For more information about tips on using Social Media go to the Kansas Travel & Tourism website:


After looking at several sites that offer step by step instruction I thought these were the most simple and easy to follow.  If at any time you get bogged down or frustrated during the process take a breather...and then call or e-mail me!  WenDee: 620-585-2374 or wendee@kansassampler.org

It's really not hard, it just takes time and some concentration.  You can do it!

FACEBOOK - www.facebook.com

IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A PERSONAL FACEBOOK ACCOUNT YOU NEED NOT DO ANYTHING ELSE.  You will set up a page for your community during class  from your personal page during class but it will not be using your personal information.

The name of your Facebook page will be Get ___________(name of your town)

Set up your Facebook page using your name.  You do not need to add any personal information.  During the class we will take you through the steps of setting up a page for your community.

Click one of the links below to take you to the step by step instruction website.  The first one is extremely simple:


NOTE:  For those of you who are concerned about privacy issues please go to this helpful link:  http://www.allfacebook.com/2009/02/facebook-privacy/

TWITTER - www.twitter.com

You will create your Twitter page using the name Get______(name of your town); for example "GetMcPherson"

Click on the link below to take you to the step by step instruction website:

- Please read the following before creating your google email account called "gmail."

Your first name will be NAME OF YOUR TOWN

Your last name will be KANSAS

Please name your gmail account "Get(Name of town).gmail.com  NOTE: If Get(Name of your town) is already taken, please add either KS or Kansas and check again for availability.  If not available please contact wendee@kansassampler.org before proceeding.

EXAMPLE:  GetMcPherson@gmail.com

USER NAME SHOULD ALSO BE "GET(Name of town)"  GetInman - example

and the PASSWORD AND QUESTION SHOULD RELATE TO YOUR COMMUNITY.  The reason for this?  Because you will not always be the one in charge of updating the website (we see these pages lasting for eternity!) the Username, Password and Security Question should relate to the city you set it up for.  Be sure and write down and keep in a safe place this information!


GOOGLE ACCOUNT - this account should also be named for your community and start with the word "GET".  For example your "First" name will be GetMcPherson and your last name will be "Kansas".  All information above applies for this account as well.

You will use the account to create your Get(community name) Blog, access your gmail and use Picasa3.


PICASA - this is another Google product that is simply amazing and best of all FREE!  The person who wrote this instruction page is as enthusiastic as I am about Picasa.  The instruction info starts a little down on the page so you may have to scroll down a bit after opening the website. 


...and if you have time check out this incredible program:  www.picnik.com

We will be using it in class to resize and crop photos for your webpages.  It does not require you to download or register.  You simply go to the website and follow the prompts.  You will be amazed at how easy and fun it is to use.  However, you must have your Adobe Flash updated on your computer for it to work.  You will be prompted to do that automatically after opening the website.  It will be a free download.


In order to have your Picasa slideshow appear on your community home page you will upload it to YouTube after you've created it on Picasa.

If you have time, it would be good to have your YouTube account created before you come to class so you can see how it actually works and looks as a  Welcome Video.  You will use your new Google Account information to create an account.  When you open www.youtube.com you will see a link at the top right part of the page called CREATE ACCOUNT.  Please choose that link and continue from there using your new Gmail account info.  If you have problems we can visit about in class or by phone either before or after you attend the class.

Depending on the class we may or may not have time to get this done but we will provide you with written instructions on how to create a slideshow and have it appear on your community page.

See you in class!