Bookmark Social Media for School Districts Related Tags: Classroom Technology More Related Discussions Herb Wansitler Posted 07/09/2012 8:48AM | Last Commented 06/11/2014 7:01PM This post was created by a member of Edutopia's community. If you have your own #eduawesome tips, strategies, and ideas for improving education, share them with us. Sign in to vote! Sign in to Flag as Spam Comments (4) Sign in or register to comment Follow Subscribe to comments via RSS Posted 7/9/2012 8:50am Herb Wansitler I am currently looking at publishing Facebook and Twitter accounts for a school district. The chief purpose of using these tools will be to push information out in a format that numerous people are using. Any suggestions? Any concerns? Any information? Sign in to vote! Posted 7/11/2012 8:59am delainanicoleMarketing, graphic design, & e-communications specialist in education This presentation from the National School PR Association yesterday is pretty comprehensive about social media use for school districts: "What Every School District Needs to Know About Social Media"http://www.marketingsavant.com/landing/nspra12/ Sign in to vote! Posted 7/11/2012 9:08am Herb Wansitler Awesome information! Thanks. Sign in to vote! Posted 7/30/2012 2:51am Keith HeggartHigh School Teacher from Sydney, Australia Hi Herb, Very important question. We've recently started setting up our own Twitter, Google + and Facebook pages for our school. It's been an interesting experience but a positive one, on the whole. The two recommendations that I would make are: 1) Keep it locked down - at least at the start. The less people you have who can post to the page, the better - that will ensure that your message remains uncluttered. 2) Expect to lose control of it - we found that as soon as parents could access our pages, they started accessing them very regularly - and asking lots and lots of questions, making lots of posts and all kinds of things. Sign in to vote! Sign in to comment. Not a member? Register. Sign in using social networks Or sign in here: Email address * Password * Forgot your password?