Parent Coffee – Twitter!

Once again Mr. Casal will be talking Twitter during a Parent Coffee session. Last year was his first year at Heathcote and the first annual “Twitter @HeathcoteSchool Parent Coffee” was held. As a school community Heathcote has made amazing strides in using social media, Twitter in particular, to create a vibrant, transparent learning community that puts…

Addressing Twitter concerns…

I am often asked about social media’s role in education, Twitter in particular. These questions are often brought about by parent concerns, which often mirror the initial concerns of teachers. When addressing parent concerns I approach it just as I do with teachers:   concerns are normal I’m happy we are discussing concerns as opposed…

Twitter @Heathcote – Embracing social media & addressing concerns

I’ve written a few posts over the last week about how we will be using Twitter here at Heathcote. A primer Our hashtag I also wanted to put up a post addressing the two most obvious sides of the same coin, the benefits and concerns. I recently co-authored an article with Lisa Nielsen, the Director…

Twitter @HeathcoteSchool – Our Hashtag!

In the previous post, Twitter @HeathcoteSchool, I wrote about Twitter as a platform and offered a solution for following Twitter users without actually have a Twitter account, or even a smartphone.The previous post also listed all the teaches with Twitter accounts at Heathcote.This post is more geared toward people with a Twitter account looking to get…