The above video is by New Milford High School (NJ) principal Eric Sheninger, who is one of the biggest advocates of school leaders utilizing social media to improve their schools. He's also an influential voice for education on Twitter. In short, he's a good resource to connect with if you want to learn more.
Another excellent resources is a blog entitled The 21st Century Principal, which covers social media topics in depth from an educator's perspective. Here are some recent must-read articles to get you started:
- 6 Reasons School Leaders Shouldn't Ignore Social Media as Communication Tool
- 4 Social Media Listening Strategies for 21st Century School Leaders
- Aspects of Social Media Leadership for School Administrators and Other Educators
There's so much to talk about here that it might seem overwhelming, which is why I'm going to close this primer with just a few posts on social media in education that I've shared: