Using a Facebook Fan Page to Engage Parents
There are so many ways to promote our student’s art creations with parents and other community members, from partnering with local business to displaying students art work on various online sites, such as Artsonia. We work extra hard to get our students artwork out there to advocate for our programs, build student confidence and validate what we are doing each and every day. One easy way to share the happenings of your art room is to create a classroom Facebook page.
Creating a classroom Facebook page is a great way to use social media to connect to parents, who are already using these forms of social media. Parents can like your classroom Facebook page, which allows them to received updates that you post to your classroom Facebook page, without having to “Friend” anyone! This helps to keep your personal Facebook account separate from your professional account. It also brings parents updates about your art room activities directly to their news feed.
Check out this short tutorial to see how to Create a Fan Page.
I hope this tutorial helps you to see how social media, such as Facebook, can be used within your own classroom. It is great when I post something to our classroom Facebook page and seconds later a parent comments or “Likes” the image, website, or YouTube clip. This type of sharing would not happen just through email. So create your own classroom Facebook page today and keep parents engaged in your art room activities!
Do you have a classroom Facebook page? If so, share out the link in the comments below! Let’s Connect!
What questions or hesitations do you have about creating a Facebook Fan Page?