Twitter Series-My Super, Top Secret Tips And Tricks For Getting The Most Out Of Twitter. This is the last in my series on everything Twitter.
You can read this first on How I do Twitter PD and the second on What People Wish They Had Known Before They Started. Today lets look at all my tips, tricks and resources for getting more out of Twitter. Twitter In Schools-A Getting Started Guide. The end of the school year is upon us however many are looking forward to next year.
You may be thinking what can you do differently next year? How can you stand out above the crowd? How can your school become a larger part of the school community? While Twitter is beginning to catch on with many educators, schools are lagging in their adoption of the platform. But let's think about it. Can Facebook help your school...? Chris Wejr (@mrwejr) recently wrote a great post on why "your school needs a Facebook page.
" As I reflect upon his post, as well as the newly created Facebook page for my junior high school, I wanted to add a few comments to the discussion...Some of the advantages: - The "school image" is hurting; we need to take school public relations to the next level - Most parents, teachers and students are familiar with & comfortable using Facebook - 750 million people are on Facebook; there is no faster way to connect with your community - News about your school or district can be far reaching, relevant & timely - You can take an active role in controlling the image of your school or district - It will give parents, students and community members something to talk about - Individual teachers can share some of the awesome things going on in their classes - Information & online discussions can be controlled & monitored - It's an opportunity to bring social media into the educational setting.