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

Upgrade your website skills with this one feature

When creating a school website, there are several tools and low cost options to consider.  I personally recommend WordPress because I use and love it, and because it is easy to set up several pages, add contact forms, and upload files and images pretty seamlessly.  If you are adventurous, and have advanced tech skills, you … Continue reading Upgrade your website skills with this one feature

Where to begin? Getting started with your school’s website.

When creating a school website, there are several tools and low cost options to consider.  I personally recommend WordPress because I use and love it, and because it is easy to set up several pages, add contact forms, and upload files and images pretty seamlessly.  If you are adventurous, and have advanced tech skills, you … Continue reading Where to begin? Getting started with your school’s website.

One website I (and my class) can’t live without

YouTube.  YouTube has so many great videos and channels and producers of quality educational content.  I’ve mentioned several here, but today I’d like to share with you one great example, and that is the YouTube channel “Nerdy Nummies”.  Here is one sample video of what this author-creator showcases on her channel: This channel as you … Continue reading One website I (and my class) can’t live without

Keep yourself (and your classroom) organized with these two tips

I’m something of a minimalist, and thus, paperwork from class is not something I like to have a lot of.  Disorganization breeds confusion, and the more “things” we’re talking about, means the more potential for mess and error.  When it comes to organizing and keeping track of student work, here are a couple of my … Continue reading Keep yourself (and your classroom) organized with these two tips