When the project was assigned, I was really trying to think about a topic where what I learned would be beneficial for me after this class. In a previous assignment, I had discussed my passion to become a high school counselor, and how I could change the way students were connected to their counselors through the use of social media. That idea formed into the concept of using forms of social media to connect the teachers and parents of classrooms, especially in an elementary setting. Now that I have my focus, I have come up with goals that I plan to answer throughout this project:
Do some teachers use social media now to communicate to parents?
What social media tool would be the best for this type of communication?
What school policies affect the use of social media, and how can teachers make sure they are using social media effectively?
How do teachers make sure that they can connect with all parents, even the ones who may not have access to social media?
I hope to find answers to all of these questions, and maybe these will prompt even more questions that I haven’t even considered yet.