Communicating & Connecting With Social Media

Social media holds great potential benefits for schools reaching out to our communities, preparing our teachers, and connecting with our kids. In this short text, the authors examine how enterprising schools are using social media tools to provide customized professional development for teachers and to transform communication practices with staff, students, parents, and other stakeholders.

Benefits

  • Get practical solutions for implementing social media tools into communication and professional development plans.
  • Find straightforward language describing each digital tool.
  • Gain helpful examples and reproducibles.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: Using Social Media Tools to Enhance School Communication Plans
Chapter 2: Using Social Media Tools to Enhance Professional Development
Chapter 3: Developing Professionally Responsible Social Media Practices
Epilogue: The Future of Social Media in Education

PRINTABLE REPRODUCIBLES

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Epilogue

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Blogs

Content Management Systems

Diigo

Digital Discussion Forums

Twitter

LinkedIn

Blogs

Ning

Diigo

Facebook

HootSuite

LinkedIn

RSS Readers

TweetDeck

Twitter

Educational Newsrooms in Twitter

Wikis

WeFollow

SUGGESTED RESOURCES