You'd like to use social media with your students, but need a few ideas to get started? Look no further! Try one of these each day, or stick to one idea and repeat the post with different content regularly to create a social media theme. If you work in SCCPSS, be sure to follow the posting guidelines for your district.
1. Answer the famous question; "WHAT DID YOU LEARN IN SCHOOL TODAY?"
Invite your class to design a post each day to tell the community about the learning and projects taking place in your classroom.
2. Interview a teacher/principal/student....
Be sure to have media releases for all students prior to posting. Then share a few interview questions and responses to "Meet So and So."
3. Introduce a piece of literature
What are your students reading? How does it impact their instruction? Maybe an audience member could share their thoughts on the reading selection?
4. Share something popular...How can your class participate in a new trend? Perhaps a #MannequinChallenge could be attempted at bus dismissal?
5. Share photos from a field trip...
Everyone enjoys seeing students learn real life applications to their studies. Include a few pics and commentary of the valuable learning experience. Be sure to only share photos of students with media releases.
6. Share someone else's content....
Have you seen an article recently that bears relevance for your audience? Share it! Be sure to credit your source.
7. Host an online gallary by posting an awesome piece of student...
artwork, poem, story, project, photo, narration, dance, song, instrumental, whatever!
8. Share your latest email newsletter or announcement. Do we really need all that paper? Save yourself the time of standing by the copy machine and post the information where your audience is sure to find it!
9. Celebrate a milestone or little known holiday...
We've read ____ books.
We've gone ______ days without losing a homework assignment.
We donated ______ blankets to the Humane Society. etc....
10. Give Thanks!
Has someone volunteered in your classroom, or provided snacks, or supplies? Take a quick photo and thank them for their generosity.
11. Share something seasonal...
Are your students working on a garden project? Cleaning up debris from a hurricane? Collecting canned goods?
12. Show off your expertise...
Post a regular "Did you know?" where your audience can learn/benefit from your instructional content. These could serve as conversation starters for parents and students.
13. Who said it? Share a Famous Quote...
Who are your students studying? Or, who is quotable in current events? What are people saying and how is their message impacting students?
Please share your ideas by adding them to the comments below!