• Tips for Successful Social Media Accounts


    • Use a spell-checker. 

    • If in doubt over a post, or if something does not feel right, let it sit for a while and look at it again before publishing it, or ask someone else to look at it first.

    • Ask students if they have any creative ideas about ways in which the accounts can enrich their learning experience, or content they’d like to see displayed. Or better yet, ask them to create the content themselves!

    • Your account is a public profile and transparent, so think of it like a networking tool. Include links to your social media accounts in your correspondence, such as email signature lines, class newsletters, etc. and watch your followers grow.

    • Stay away from too much jargon (because parents and community members may not understand it!) and keep the tone friendly and upbeat.

    • Be mindful of how often you post. If you don’t post often enough, you won’t attract followers. But if you post too often, they may stop following you. One rule of thumb is, “A couple of posts a day will not drive them away.” 

    • If you're using multiple social media accounts, use the same username so that people can easily identify you. This is called "branding" and it helps establish a presence for you online.

    • Use hashtags meaningfully. #LUSDLearns will connect you to others discussing the District. You may also want to create your own hashtag tailored to your class and content.