Ideas for Using Facebook as a Tool to Increase School Attendance
Every so often, I share a blog that I think is worth your time. The Innovative Educator is definitely that. In this blog, Lisa Nielsen responds to the title question, which she received from a principal. If you have a Facebook page, or are considering starting one for your school, you may find an idea or two in here.
answer, followed by some great ideas from my Twitter followers.
networking tools to improve student attendance. What are you thoughts
on this? More specifically, how would you use social networking tools
to improve student attendance?
Gutnicki, my initial thought is that is not what I would think of as a
goal for Facebook. That scares me a bit. It sounds more punitive than
supportive, even if that's not the intent. My
thought is that Facebook should be used to strengthen the home-school
connection, the student-teacher connection, and support the ability to
communicate, collaborate, and make a difference.
attendance might increase. For instance the students I spoke to in in 10 Ways Facebook Strengthens the Student-Teacher Connection
loved they connected with educators on Facebook, but their teachers
also ran marathons with them, coached basketball, led debate teams,
etc. Every teacher did something and the kids loved that their teachers
saw them as people. I think in the end that is what increases
MZimmer557 Michael Zimmer
would be interested in ideas you come up w/. Just started a FB pg for
our HS and would like ways to interact w/ students more