Why you should be a tweeting school

Twitter is not just for the teacher, or even the school department. Schools can gain lots from having their own whole school account. There are many ways in which you can use it too. From reporting on whole school issues, passing out messages about snow days and much more, there are very compelling reasons as to why you would want to be a ‘tweeting school’. There are a fair amount of tweeting headteachers too, although here I will focus solely on schools.

I originally wrote this for Innovate My School more than a year ago; here’s why I think you should be a tweeting school.

Why? Well whilst I think there’s a lot to be said about tweeting as a headteacher (and check out the awesome @KevBartle,@HeadGuruTeacher and @JohnTomsett if you want some great examples) – tweeting as a school is a little bit different. The headteacher, while one of the most important members of a school community, is not the school. The school has its own voice, which, while often echoing the vision of the headteacher, is not the headteacher.

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