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Tips for using social media at CPS.

Chicago Public Schools works to ensure that our students are prepared for success in college, career, and life. The District supports using social media and digital applications as a way to enhance a student’s education and effectively communicate with students, parents, and the school community at large.

For social media authentication information or help, contact the ITS Helpdesk at 773-553-1300

What is Social Media?

Social media refers to any form of online publication that allows for the creation and exchange of user-generated content including text, images, video, and/or audio materials. Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Blogs (e.g., Wordpress, Blogger )

  • Wikis (e.g., Wikispace, Google Sites )

  • Social networking sites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn )

  • Photo and Video Sharing sites (e.g., YouTube, Flickr, Vimeo, Vine, Instagram)

  • Podcasting, Videocasting

  • Social Bookmarking (e.g., Pinterest, Reddit, StumbleUpon)

Why use Social Media?

Social media connects schools with parents, students, community members, and other interested parties. Social media is not only a promotional tool, but a means of engaging stakeholders and forging new partnerships.

Social Media at CPS

The Communications Office maintains all of the District-level accounts such as the Chicago Public Schools official Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts. We strongly encourage schools and Central Office departments to send their announcements and good stories to the Communications team at so they can re-post on District-level accounts.


Teachers and parents, visit our Digital Citizenship page for resources to help you teach your students about responsible online practices.

Below is a curated list of social media resources to help beginners to pros.

CPS Social Media

Follow us on these District-wide accounts.


If you have questions regarding social media at CPS or want to learn how you can begin using social media, please email

Page Last Modified on Thursday, October 08, 2015