Thursday, November 28, 2013

Here is a great way to use Facebook to post information about the school and students. It is a great way to engage parents and students. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

How one school district successfully uses Facebook
Having a strong social media presence not only is an effective communication tool for school districts, but it has become an expectation, writes John Skretta, superintendent of the Norris School District in Firth, Neb. In this commentary, Skretta suggests districts use Facebook to replace paper notices and to post important links; keep posts positive; respond to feedback on social media; and make sure social media is linked to the district website. eSchool News (free registration) (11/6)Bookmark and Share

Friday, November 1, 2013

The following article shares some information on how SmartBoards and IPads can improve teaching and learning. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

IPads, interactive whiteboards enhance lessons in Ohio district
Teachers in an Ohio district say they are using technology, such as interactive whiteboards and iPads, to improve teaching and learning. "The iPads are such a great feature for our students, the apps that are available for so many different things. Everybody loves technology, and the visuals are just amazing," said Gwyn Barker, a high-school math teacher. Portsmouth Daily Times (Ohio) (10/19)Bookmark and Share