Tips & Tricks for Making the Most of Social Media in Your Classroom
The advent of social media has made connecting with fellow class parents and educators easier than ever. Don’t miss our top tricks and tips for making to the most of social media in your classroom.
1. Share your social handles. Whether it’s your classroom, PTA, or entire school that has social accounts, make sure parents know where to go and whom to follow. Share facebook pages and twitter handles on all your communication with class parents – eNewsletters, emails, flyers, bulletin boards, at Back to School Night, you name it!
2. Post signup links on social media. Get more parents involved and helping in the classroom by posting links to online signup calendars on social media. VolunteerSpot’s online signup sheets allow organizers to share links to signups in a variety of ways, capturing volunteer commitments and ensuring these folks stay on track with automated reminders. Check it out, take a free demo today
3. Pin, pin and pin again! Grow your class parents’ Pinterest community by having parents follow and collaborate on classroom-dedicated boards. Pinterest is a great way to share bulletin board, class party, service learning, and grade-level book ideas. Read Pinterest for Room Parents
4. Follow one another. Follow class and school parents on social media and find out who does a really great job about spreading the word (about class volunteer needs, fundraiser news, etc). Utilizing these social ambassadors throughout the year will help your school get more folks involved.
5. Say Thank You! Twitter and facebook are your go-to tech tools for shouting out stellar school parent volunteers and letting your school community know the difference they are making.