From Richard Byrne - Through SimplyCircle you can create an online community for parents of students in your classroom. You can use SimplyCircle to send messages, organize tasks for parent-volunteers, and post updates about things happening in your classroom and in your school. Parents don't have to sign into SimplyCircle daily because you can choose to send a daily digest of updates to their email addresses.
A good look at the pros and cons of using a blog to communicate information to parents
I used to be scared to experiment with our marketing.
I thought that I there was the potential for me to “screw something up” and I didn’t want to hurt my school’s name. The realization is that you won’t screw anything up. The reality is that the worse case scenario is that no one will pay attention. You need to learn from that lack of attention and try something else.
Great examnple of Student-led iConferences
schools need to embrace a new vision for school communications both externally and internally.
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