Many schools run parent workshops to communicate its curriculum and ways to support the school’s learning program at home. There are many topics for such workshops. Some examples are home reading program, digital citizenship, and understanding adolescent behaviors. What these workshops have in common is that learning is happening for the parents.
Twitter tweets are short to compose and quick to send. So tweets are a wonderful way to capture in real time school interaction with parents. At the beginning of the workshop, you should share with parents that Twitter tweets would be broadcast throughout the workshop session. During certain times in the workshop, you can invite parents to share their learnings or their thought bubbles (what are they thinking). Having parents help compose the tweet is a great way to synthesis the main ideas from the workshop. A photo or a short video accompanying the tweet will further enhance this messaging. Also, include the school's hashtag with each Tweet so you can share your story afterwards. Tweets can further be dispersed to Facebook, Instagram, and other school social media.