Top Tools for Twitter Chats

Whether you're hosting a Twitter chat for your district, or joining a conversation for your own professional development, there are tools that will do the job much better than the Twitter website or app. Here is a list of the best Twitter chat tools out there.

Amplify Your Communications Reach with School PR Liaisons

A small school communications office can't be everywhere, telling every story. That's why I believe the future of our roles will involve a lot more training, coaching and empowering others in our districts to tell their own stories. That's exactly what the communications team at Arlington Public Schools (APS) in Arlington, Virginia has done with …

Become a Twitter Power User and Ditch the Official Twitter App

If you're a social media power user, you know that the most efficient way to monitor Twitter is by organizing those you follow into Twitter lists.You might also keep track of custom searches, including hashtags, via a columns-based interface like the Tweetdeck website. I've noticed, however, when I'm on the go and using my phone …

Keep your social media feeds fresh with crowdsourced content and Buffer

As school PR pros, we understand we can't cover every good story going on in our districts. The beauty of social media, however, is that everyone is now empowered as a broadcaster, and there are scores of school and district brand ambassadors out there sharing the good stories to their own followers. By tapping into …

Ditch Your Phone’s Camera: Quickly Share DSLR Photos on Twitter

There's something extra engaging about sharing photos of an event live on your Twitter feed. However, the tool you use to send those tweets — your phone — doesn't have the best possible camera or lens, especially if you're taking photos of quickly moving children in bad lighting. If you're lucky enough to have access …