How Can Tech Coaches Support Social Media Usage In The Classroom
Should classrooms involve the community in their daily activities?It is important to bring the community stakeholders, and of course, parents in so they see the positive things going on in schools and classroom.
So much feedback comes from parents who enjoy seeing their students in photos throughout the day doing normal activities.
Should teachers create Social Media accounts?Keep in mind school/district guidelines in personal vs. professional accounts.
Many people use Twitter in a more professional manner and Facebook for personal. Susan talks about this concept as Twitter stays professional with her, but Facebook is majorly personal with professional items added in because a tech coach and educator is “Who I Am, and I enjoy sharing that with family and friends.
Should school programs create Social Media accounts?This is, often, handled through a district or school PR department as they develop policies in many cases as to how posts should be structured.
Sometimes, though, it is up the the teacher/sponsor of the program to create these accounts and keep them going to recognize student achievements.
Rules to follow when it comes to social postingKnow the school policy on photos and social media
Work with your school district PR department (if you have one)
Work with your teacher to see if students are or are not allowed to be on Social Media
When to post … or not to postTalk this over with your principal/district leadership and gauge their support with posting to recognize student work and accomplishments.
Many teachers use apps such as Class Dojo, Seesaw, Bloomz, etc to share quick photos of students which parents love to see.
If it is something great going on and you are featuring various angles of a lesson or project, by all means, post those as soon as possible.
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