Alright, so your home school group has mass email and it has a Facebook account; what now? If your group is extremely active—or if you personally are, and you want to tell the world about it—then I suggest you start a blog.
First things first: Let’s get a few semantics out of the way. “Blog” (like many internet-terms) is an abbreviation. It’s short for web log. I know it doesn’t seem like that much trouble to write the letters W and E, but for some reason internet gurus thought better, so the term was shortened. Today, “blog” is the only term you’ll hear thrown around on the net.
Last week, we talked about how to use email—specifically distribution lists—to help you communicate with other home schoolers (and groups of people in general). This week, we’re going to look at how to use Facebook to boost your home school group’s online presence.
If you have Facebook or Twitter, you can now keep in touch with Education Alliance there.
Facebook offers a number of features that conventional websites and blogs do not–particularly the ability to create groups, communicate more freely and deliberately, and post up-to-the-second updates with the push of a button.