Using Facebook in School for Parental Engagement

(Version 1.1 – updated 22nd May 2016)
Social media can be a fantastic way for schools to communicate with the wider community, particularly those hard-to-reach parents. Granted it isn’t for everyone; there seems to be a never-ending stream of ‘bad social media news’ without balancing the extraordinary amount of potential for good that social media grants us.

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Contents include:

  • Questions and answers
  • Considerations before you start to use Facebook in school
  • What is a Facebook Page and Group?
  • Creating your profile and your Page
  • Setting up your Page, include privacy settings
  • Your first post
  • Posting links to websites and YouTube videos
  • Scheduling posts within Facebook and using other free tools.
  • Tips for cross-posting to Twitter
  • Example letter to send out to parents.

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