November 2, 2015

Free Photo Resources, Social Media, and Parent Teacher Conferences... in Education Today

Some interesting ideas I discovered recently about free photos, using social media in a school district, and improving parent teacher conferences...

People, Woman, Coffee... Meeting / Pexels / CC0 1.0

20 Free Stock Photo Resources
from the PicMonkey blog at

PicMonkey--my favorite photo-editing tool--recently shared 20 Free Stock Photo Resources. Some of the sites you probably already know (Flickr, Pixabay, Unsplash, ...), but others are new (to me, at least).
  • Albumarium
  • Magdeleine
  • Negative Space
  • Pexels
  • Free Food Photos
  • KaboomPics
  • and more
(Be sure to read the licensing notes.)

Social Media Explained (with Donuts) / Chris Lott / CC BY 2.0

4 Steps to Mastering Social Media
from eSchool News at

A school district superintendent shares how his district successfully uses social media to improve community engagement.

Read about the strategies he uses:
  • Develop a plan
  • Tell your story
  • Encourage dialogue
  • Avoid pitfalls

Parent Teacher Conference / Innovation_School / CC BY-NC 2.0

5 Resources for Parent-Teacher Conferences
from Edutopia at

Are you pleased with how your parent-teacher conferences went this Fall? Would you like to modify your approach a bit? Check out the resources gathered by Matt Davis at Edutopia.

The tips include ideas for principals, teachers, and parents. Topics include measuring student progress, questions parents should ask, conference forms, and much more. I think you may likely find some good ideas here.

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