Family Participation:

Creating the Community

Keep student interest by promoting blog traffic and interaction by:
  • Getting families on board

-present your blog at "Meet the Teacher" night
-create and share a safety plan based on your board's web protocol (first names only, no full faces, etc.) and keep talking about safety with the students on an ongoing basis
-impress upon them the importance of having kids learn about using social media responsibly and not ignoring it
-anticipate their concerns and send home a list of FAQ in a newsletter

  • Encourage families to participate
  • Show them how to comment (in person, write about it on your blog, embed a screen cast, create a document with steps and pictures) This post at the Teacher Challenge has some excellent ideas and examples!