How many times have you thought about taking a break or quitting social media altogether?
Twitter recently has added a new feature, where you can mute any account that doesn't have verified profile information, like a photo, phone number or email address. This feature is particularly helpful for activists on Twitter. If you've ever tweeted about social justice issues, GamerGate, Trump, or any other political issues, you'd likely have come … Continue reading Social Justice Activism in the Digital Space
A recent article on The New York Times discussed the "Unspoken Rules Kids Create for Instagram". The article focused on how kids (middle school, and some high school) had unwritten rules on ways they engage on social media. For example, what types of images to post, how often, etc. The one thing that stood out … Continue reading Social Media & Digital Citizenship
A little while ago, a large publishing company consulted with me to get advice on how to engage their audience and build interest-based communities. Here is a snapshot of the framework I presented to them. Your social media’s growth cycles are incremental to exponential, it embodies ripple effects to create organic growth cycles. These cycles … Continue reading How to Grow your Social Media Community
This post was originally published on Edutopia. With social media taking up such a large space in our lives, many of us question whether it’s impacting our communication skills, more importantly, our students’ communication skills. As an English teacher, a writer, and a mom, I am always worried about the repercussions social media will have … Continue reading Social Media and Student Communication Skills
There is no question or doubt that social media is impacting students’ communication in and out of the classroom. However, it’s up to us to make sure that this impact has positive implications. As an English teacher, I love using tools that my students use to show them a different way of using it. Not … Continue reading Storytelling with Instagram
My keynote for Shelly Terrell's #30goalsedu online conference on Social Media and Student Communication: