Tuesday, July 26, 2016

10 Tips for Effectively Connecting at #NYCSchoolsTech Summit - Even If You’re Not There

The #NYCSchoolsTech Summit is the largest annual #EdTech conference in New York City. At the conference innovative educators from across NYC Schools share their knowledge and expertise with other educators from NYC, surrounding areas, and even around the world thanks to social media. The conference is so popular, it trended on Twitter last year.  

There are dozens of workshops, lunchtime activities, and a terrific keynote speaker (we won't say his name, but here’s a hint) which makes it hard to choose and even harder to stay informed of all that is going on. But don’t despair. When educators connect, everyone benefits and learns even if they aren’t able to attend a particular session.  

Here is how participants (live or remote) and presenters can do just that at the 2016 #NYCSchoolsTech Summit.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

4 Key Elements Necessary for a Killer Twitter Bio

Making a great bio on Twitter is easy and if you're on Twitter you should know how to do it. If you're not on Twitter you should be and the first thing you should be prepared to do is create a bio.  When you do, remember these four elements:

1) Use a headshot that features "your" face. Not the face of you and your beau or your baby or your puppy.  Not your face among many. Just your face.

2) Use your name. Twitter is about real people connecting with real people.

3) Use identifiable hashtags.  Hashtags are the language of social media. Show you're in the know and speak the language that will help you connect to others who share your interests and ideas. Read why here

4) Link to where folks can go to find out more. This could be your website, blog, or LinkedIn profile. Give folks a place to go if they want to know more about you and your ideas.   

Here's what mine looks like:
Do you have any additional certifications or credentials? Add em to your bio like the host of the killer #NYCSchoolsTwitter chat, @Eileen_Lennon did below.
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What do you think? Are some of these elements you might incorporate into your bio? Anything missing that you have found helpful?
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