By Ashley Kennedy | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
A growing number of teachers are incorporating social media into their lesson plans—and I’m one of them.
It’s been great to see students really embrace some innovative ways of expression through apps like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, and WordPress—creating and curating images and ideas while interacting with their world outside of the classroom. It helps us teachers break down classroom walls and class-time barriers as students learn and reflect by using tools on their mobile devices.
Here are some great ways to use social media in the classroom:
By Brad Batesole | Thursday, January 01, 2015
If the details of your New Year’s Eve party are still a little foggy, you might want to double check your social media feed. An oversharing friend may have posted one too many photos.
In fact, with the New Year underway, it’s the perfect time to make sure nothing inappropriate or polarizing landed on your social media profile last year. A stray privacy setting, a rushed status update, or even an accidental mobile upload can create more trouble than it’s worth when it comes to your career.
Employers—the ones you work for now and the ones you may want to work for someday—spend more time than they want to admit snooping around profiles. So start this year off by taking a trip down memory lane.
Fire up your social media account, grab a cup of coffee, and work through this top-priority checklist I’ve put together that shows how to clean up your social media profile on various platforms. I’ll even share some common pitfalls and helpful tips to speed up the process.
By Maria Langer | Monday, November 03, 2014
Not long ago, Twitter quietly rolled out an analytics feature that helps you understand the impact of your Tweets.
It’s called the Tweet Activity Dashboard, and it graphically illustrates the total daily impressions—the number of times your tweets have appeared in other users’ timelines—for any given period.
Why should you care? Well, the stat lover in me just thinks Twitter Analytics is kind of cool.
But it’s also extremely useful for individuals and organizations that want to measure the effectiveness of their social networking activity on Twitter.
By Maria Langer | Saturday, October 11, 2014
Your Twitter experience is all about who you follow. After all, those accounts will generate the content you see when you visit your Twitter home page.
There’s no real limit to the number of Twitter users you can follow—and with more than 271 million monthly active users posting 500 million tweets every day, there’s always something new and fresh to read.
But as you might imagine, keeping up with all of these posts can quickly get out of hand—especially if you don’t check your Twitter newsfeed regularly.
So how do you keep your Twitter newsfeed manageable? Here are some tips.
By Jethro Jones | Sunday, September 14, 2014
Are you interested in learning and becoming a better teacher? Twitter chats are one way to focus your learning and get tons of information in a very short amount of time.
You might even get so much information that you can’t get through it all. That’s OK! Take what will help you become a better teacher—and then share with others the tools and tips that worked for you.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, July 21, 2014
A few weeks ago, I showed you how to download your Facebook timeline to your computer. This week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I’ll show you a similar feature in Twitter.
By Maria Langer | Saturday, June 28, 2014
If there’s one thing that’s true about any Web-based application, it’s that change is inevitable. While Twitter doesn’t often make major changes to its interface, the recent update to its user profile feature was a complete facelift, leaving a cleaner look and more features for sharing information about yourself with others.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, December 16, 2013
Explore Monday Productivity Pointers at lynda.com.
Your website is the first place potential customers will visit to find out more about you, so it’s important to keep your site active, current, and consistently updated—establishing your professional persona in the best possible light.
In this week’s Monday Productivity Pointers, I’ll show you how to publish a Twitter feed to your website; using a WordPress blog as my example. I’ll also show you how to embed a Google calendar into your site so it’s clear to potential clients that you’re an active professional.
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