3 Approaches to Social Media

Source: http://goo.gl/sRu0P


“Give me a window to my child,” I told my children’s school administrators, “and I will always pay attention!” Use your iPad or smartphone with social media-based approaches to build a window for parents!

Approach #1 – Build a safe online space using a wiki; set one up through a no-cost, ad-free site like Wikispaces.com for K-12. Think of a wiki as a frame for powerful learning and sharing possible in your campus’ nooks and classrooms, a dynamic photo frame.

Approach #2 – Setup a Twitter account. Twitter accounts have an RSS feed, a history of what is shared. You can place that RSS feed into your classroom or campus wiki page to provide on the fly updates.

Approach #3 – Share photos, text, audio of campus life via a no-cost, ad-free e-notebook–Evernote.com. Each teacher can have a notebook where you and they can share. Use a mobile device—iPad, iPhone, Android—to update Evernote. Tools like dlvr.it can auto-post your Notebook content to Twitter (Short visual tutorial – http://goo.gl/NDZpN ). Students can also share for even more parent engagement!

Use social media and make it possible for parents to see, hear, and read about their children, your students.

Note: This is the short 200 word, albeit rejected, version of this longer piece. It didn’t quite fit what the editor needed…sigh.


Get Blog Updates via Email!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner



Everything posted on Miguel Guhlin’s blogs/wikis are his personal opinion and do not necessarily represent the views of his employer(s) or its clients. Read Full Disclosure

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: