A rural Montana school superintendent has apologized for plagiarizing a column written last December by Fulton County Schools superintendent Robert Avossa. (Montana school superintendent apologizes for plagariarizing a...
How ironic, right? A school superintendent of schools cheating!?? It's WAY worse than spelling "plagiarizing" wrong in an article title! ;-) As in all things, ATTRIBUTION is key!
As a public service, I like to periodically check in on the number of self-proclaimed social media "gurus," "ninjas," "masters" and "mavens" on Twitter. Why? Well, it seems like an important metric, an indicator of something.
Yesterday HMV, the beleaguered British entertainment retailer, laid off 190 employees, in an effort to cut costs and right its balance sheet. The company apparently pulled a large group into human resources and gave them the bad news.
I really hope @poppy_powers get's a good job after this! She deserves it for showing how NOT to treat employees AND the power of social media!
As a group, Instagrammers are a pretty self-absorbed bunch.
Does social media increase Narcissism or does Narcissism make one over post selfies to social media? My first selfie I took in '97 - not proud but it's amusing. Now kids are posting these selfies without thought - Go to Twitter & search #Me for a fascinating review.
Twitter has become a massive hit in education and it's too big to ignore. So that's why we helped assemble the 2012 A-Z Guide To Twitter Hashtags. It's been an invaluable resource for educators around the world.
If you're struggling to make the most of Twitter or get colleagues interested, check out these handy Twitter tips and consider doing some PD via tweets!
I usually do follow back those who RT me with a salient, amusing, or clever comment or thought. Esp. if they have a profile photo, description, and web link to their work. I look to see if they engage in conversations or only auto RT others. I DO like a lively convo! For more & a bonus COMIC -See my
Twitter: To Follow, To Listen, To Learn & To Lead blog post
Pinterest is a digital pinboard application which started just last year but has quickly become one of the top 10 most trafficked social networking websites according to Hitwise. During the second week in December the website had over 11 million visitors. Pinterest is a great visual tool which can help libraries draw in their readers by setting up pin boards of book covers to alert library patrons of new acquisitions or recommended readings. Create separate boards for different book categories such as: fiction, non-fiction, young adult fiction, science fiction, horror, travel, most popular, recommended, etc.