More teachers using social media to educate

POWELL, OH (WCMH) — More teachers are turning to social media to engage students and parents.

Wyandot Run Elementary teacher, Anissa Kent, uses Pinterest to show parents what activities her third grade students are doing in the classroom.

“I realized that parents really, really enjoy seeing that immediate feedback and what a great tool it is to use to communicate what I’m doing in the classroom already,” teacher Anissa Kent said.

Kent also said it gives parents something to ask their children about around the dinner table.

Randall Sampson, Parent and Founder of Liberty Leadership Development, said he enjoys being able to see what his 10-year-old daughter is doing on Instagram. He said his daughter’s teacher at Liberty Tree posts pictures of her students working on service projects.

“They use Instagram to connect with parents and connect with the community, so we have an opportunity to see what they are in real time,” parent Randall Sampson said.

The Olentangy School District has also made it a priority to alert parents and students about cancellations and delays on social media.

Superintendent Mark Raiff even went to Twitter first to announce a two-hour delay on Wednesday.

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