Howe Public Schools in southeastern Oklahoma is one of the most innovative and progressive school districts in our state. Howe school leaders have recently set up a Twitter account with the specific purpose of reaching out to parents and other community members for PR and communication purposes.
Does anyone know of other schools around the world who have set up a Twitter account specifically for the entire school or school district, and are using their account for parent and community communication in this way?
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what a great and simple idea to communicate with parents. Less is more many times and this is a wonderful and easy way to do something that has been cost prohibitive in the past.
Why are the simplest ideas seem to be the best?
I’ve been talking to a couple of teachers about using Twitter as a way for students and them to produce a running commentary on what they’re doing in class for parents to follow. While the kids get the idea pretty quickly (although I’m surprised how many haven’t used Twitter), explaining the idea to parents has been interesting. At this point, we’ll probably wait until after the spring standardized tests to give it a try.
Here are some replies via Twitter:
via @dswaters: @tombarrett post “Twitter – A Teaching and Learning Tool”
via @BrianLockwood: Yokohama International School in Japan is using Facebook and linking posts within their school RSS feed.
via @NancyW: @room24 is a 4th grade classroom in Commerce City, Colorado using Twitter
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