“Liking” a school on Facebook encourages the school to continue posting. Most school Facebook pages contain the typical information: school hours, school address, and teacher/student ratios. However, some Facebook pages add more information such as a list of and details about extracurricular and fund raising workshops such as picnics, cooking workshops, holiday shows etc. Some even have pictures of these events. This can provide parents, teachers, and others ideas for school activities, activities to entertain children at birthday parties, and decorating ideas for classrooms and parties.
The top ten Facebook school site to “like” are Integral Elementary,UC Irvine School of Social Science,Lemoore Middle/College School, Arapahoe Elementary, Healdsburg Elementary, Longfellow Elementary, Steffan Manor Elementary, St. Paul the Apostle Elementary, Midvalley Elementary, and Alain L. Lock Elementary School.
Integral Elementary, Facebook provides information about their Kindergarten Readiness Workshop, holiday shows, fundraisers, and camps many with sufficient detail to develop a proposal to commence these activities in your school.
UC Irvine School of Social Science Facebook shows pictures of activities both high school and college in addition to events for pre-college and college student. Many could be translated into other schools and grade levels.
Lemoore Middle/College School Facebook not only lists activities but also has active discussions to provide one with ideas of how parents, students, and teachers interpret events and what their issues and goals are.
Arapahoe Elementary has many ideas including posting of past classes and activities to connect with past students.
Healdsburg Elementary has a format that includes less tabs but still gives the same information as the others and provides more opportunity for commenting. If you use any of Healdsburg Elementary’s ideas you can modify the ideas to incorporate the information in the comments.
Longfellow Elementary Facebook even has before and after school remodeling pictures to enable one to get ideas on how to redesign their school.
Steffan Manor Elementary Facebook even has alumni sections to help connect alumni to the school and enable children to see how much their parents value to school. Additionally it has a weRead section to provide reading ideas for children and their parents.
St. Paul the Apostle Elementary provides ideas for connecting a school and church community via Facebook in addition to activities for children.
Midvalley Elementary Facebook includes activities but also ideas for using Facebook as a social media tool to recruit for volunteers and board positions.
Alain L. Lock Elementary School Facebook provides discussion to give insight on what parents are concerned about so you can address these concerns at your school.
“Liking” these schools can provide them with a quantifiable metric to evaluate their Facebook page so they can show their administrators the value of Facebook pages for them. Additionally the “Liker” benefits by the opportunity to continue to learn from these schools.