There has never been an easier way to interact directly with your community and let them witness your school’s story as it unfolds. It’s called Facebook Live – and you should be using it for your school!
This week, we want to share 30 ideas to inspire you to go live. We’ve also created this snazzy, printable list so that you can share it with others at your school to involve them in going live!
The trick to Facebook Live is that there is no perfect length. You can go live for a few minutes – or an hour or even more – it all depends on what you’re sharing.
As far as timing goes, it’s best if you can let people know about the live broadcast ahead of time, but don’t be afraid to just go live spontaneously.
Facebook Live is all about being real, transparent, and authentic with your community. If you are still a little nervous, you can check out this additional checklist to make sure that you are prepared.
Easy, popular ideas include:
- Pep band or special music before the game
- National anthem, especially if students are performing
- Game breaks – special recognitions, dance or performance
- Student section having fun
- Player or coach interview after the game
During school day:
- Students in the hallway, especially if they’re excited about something or heading to a special event
- Front entrance, film kids coming in on the first day of school or all going out on the last day of school.
- Lunchroom “go live” especially if it’s a special food day
- Classroom experiment
- Art class: pan through the kids holding up their creations
- Gym class: film a fun or unique activity
- Music or drama class: film them practicing especially if it’s close to a concert or performance, to use as a promo for the event
- Academic classes: go live if there’s a fun game or activity or “race” etc.
- High school classes: pan through projects in home-ec, shop, or tech classes
- Field trips: film them getting on/off the bus, during lunchtime, and during the actual trip
- If there’s a big athletic event at the high school, classes at elementary/middle schools can be filmed saying “Go Eagles” or “good luck”
- Staff recognition
- Referendum town hall meetings – Q & A Sessions
- Building tours of remodels or additions to your school
- Remember after-school activities other than sports, such as drama, after-school programs, etc.
- A teacher/principal goes live reading a bedtime story
- Broadcast school donations
- New logo or website reveal
- Weekly or monthly update from Superintendent or Principal
Have another idea or something that has worked well at your school? Please share it with us below!
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