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
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 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
Feedly is a great website to use in your classroom, or for personal use, but it also has the added benefit of a mobile app. As you can see in the video below, the mobile app allows many of the same features of the website, enabling you to read news, add content, and share articles … Continue reading Go Mobile with Feedly
Google+ is an often overlooked member of the social media community, easily forgotten in favor of bigger monoliths like Facebook, Twitter, or even Pinterest. But this is not to say that Google+ is not relevant or useful; in fact, with the rise of G Suite, Chromebooks, and the like, it will become ever more relevant … Continue reading Build your PLN with Google+
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?!