Teachers for Twitter

I’ve discussed Twitter on this blog many times, discussing many classroom uses for Twitter, and how it can be effective as a tool for communicating with students and parents, as well as a way for teachers to share with each other what they practice in their classrooms, how it’s working, and getting advice on how … Continue reading Teachers for Twitter

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Keys to Creating and Maintaining a Dynamic Facebook Page for your School

Facebook can be a great tool to spread the word about your school, and to share vital and relevant information with your school community.  It is important before developing a strategy for Facebook use to sit down and consider what the current use is, if your school already has a Facebook page (and if so, … Continue reading Keys to Creating and Maintaining a Dynamic Facebook Page for your School

Social Media and Why it Matters for your School

Social media matters.  It has become ubiquitous among users of all ages.  So it matters not just for you personally, but for your school.  It is important to have an active, engaging social media presence for your school.  This helps to build the school’s brand or image, and also to disseminate accurate information about your … Continue reading Social Media and Why it Matters for your School

Twitter–improve students’ writing skills?!

Before you go laughing at the idea that social media can improve students’ writing abilities, hear me out.  As mentioned before, small bite sized learning can be valuable--teaching students vocabulary or sharing pithy quotes with them can get them talking.  Twitter can also be used when it comes to… Daily word games - Students provide … Continue reading Twitter–improve students’ writing skills?!