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How To Create A Perfect Tweet [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Much has been written about how to write the perfect tweet, from what link shortener to use to how many characters to leave room for retweets.
Now the folks at Neomobile have tried their hand at creating a guide to composing the perfect tweet.

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how to write a best tweet....

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Great Brian Yanish share (as always).

Tamasa Nelson's curator insight, March 16, 2015 10:49 PM

Info graphics are a great way to assemble and distribute information, especially data in one document. Teachers can request their students to compile data and create a visual to share quantifiable information.

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Le Vietnam impose de nouvelles restrictions aux internautes

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Le Vietnam vient de prendre de nouvelles mesures visant à limiter l'usage d'Internet. Mercredi, le premier ministre, Nguyen Tan Dung, a dévoilé un texte appelé "Décret 72", qui spécifie que les internautes ne pourront plus utiliser les réseaux sociaux pour partager ou échanger des informations sur l'actualité.

Les blogs, Facebook ou Twitter, de plus en plus populaires pour contourner la censure du régime communiste, ne pourront être utilisés que pour "fournir ou échanger des informations personnelles", selon ce décret signé par M. Tan Dung.

Les utilisateurs de réseaux sociaux ne seront pas autorisés à "citer des informations générales [...], des informations des journaux, d'agences de presse ou de sites contrôlés par l'Etat", a déclaré Hoang Vinh Bao, responsable du département de la radio, télévision et information, cité par le site d'informations VNExpress.

Selon le ministre adjoint de l'information, Le Nam Thang, cité par le site VietnamNet, l'objectif est que les internautes "trouvent des informations correctes et propres".

FACEBOOK ET GOOGLE DIRECTEMENT VISÉS

Le décret interdit également aux fournisseurs de service internet de "donner des informations contre le Vietnam, saper la sécurité nationale, l'ordre social et l'unité nationale, ou de déformer les informations, de calomnier et diffamer le prestige d'organisations, l'honneur et la dignité des individus". Il réclame par ailleurs aux sites hébergeant des contenus de fournir les adresses IP des internautes violant la loi.

Cette disposition est destinée à forcer Facebook et Google, qui avaient critiqué les précédentes versions du projet de décret, à être "complices de la limitation des libertés en ligne", a dénoncé Shawn Crispin, du Comité pour la protection des journalistes, tout en doutant que ces géants de l'Internet se plient à la requête. "Des blogueurs indépendants ont défié le contrôle sur les médias au Vietnam et ce nouveau décret est la dernière tentative du gouvernement de fermer cet espace ouvert", a-t-il ajouté.

"LES AUTORITÉS VEULENT NOUS TRANSFORMER EN ROBOTS"

Le Vietnam, où journaux et télévisions sont contrôlés par l'Etat, est considéré comme un "ennemi d'Internet" par Reporters sans frontières, qui a également classé le pays à la 172e place sur 179 de son dernier index de la liberté de la presse. L'ONG a dénoncé vendredi une "offensive à l'encontre de la liberté de l'information". "S'il venait à entrer en vigueur, les Vietnamiens se verraient définitivement privés d'informations indépendantes et critiques, qui circulent normalement sur les blogs et forums", a-t-elle ajouté.

Nguyen Van Phuong, un célèbre utilisateur de Facebook, a dénoncé des autorités qui voulaient les "transformer en robots". "Ce décret veut clairement museler la population", a renchéri le blogueur Nguyen Quang Vinh.

Depuis le début de l'année, au moins 46 militants ont été condamnés, souvent à de longues peines de prison, pour activités contre l'Etat. Et au mois de juin seul trois blogueurs ont été arrêtés pour propagande contre l'Etat, un chef d'accusation régulièrement utilisé contre les dissidents.


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Rédaction web : 7 idées reçues décryptées

Rédaction web : 7 idées reçues décryptées | Personal Branding and Professional networks - @Socialfave @TheMisterFavor @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_EUR @P_TREBAUL @DNAMktg @DNADatas @BRETAGNE_CHARME @TOOLS_BOX_IND @TOOLS_BOX_ITA @TOOLS_BOX_UK @TOOLS_BOX_ESP @TOOLS_BOX_GER @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_BRA | Scoop.it
Pour les stratèges, le marketing de contenu semble avoir le vent en poupe. La réalité du terrain est pourtant différente et le rédactionnel demeure souvent le parent pauvre des sites internet.

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Seven reasons content marketing is not right for your brand

Seven reasons content marketing is not right for your brand | Personal Branding and Professional networks - @Socialfave @TheMisterFavor @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_EUR @P_TREBAUL @DNAMktg @DNADatas @BRETAGNE_CHARME @TOOLS_BOX_IND @TOOLS_BOX_ITA @TOOLS_BOX_UK @TOOLS_BOX_ESP @TOOLS_BOX_GER @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_BRA | Scoop.it
A few things have occurred in recent weeks that are clear and tangible indicators the concept of content marketing is well and truly alive in Australian business circles – if not growing in popularity and influence.

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Arabella DeLucco's curator insight, July 31, 2013 7:04 PM

The truth about content marketing for your brand: if you can't commit for the long term, won't to be transparant, refuse to experiment, want instant results or want to be corporate.

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David Shing on context at Marketing’s Branded Content conference | Marketing Magazine

David Shing on context at Marketing’s Branded Content conference | Marketing Magazine | Personal Branding and Professional networks - @Socialfave @TheMisterFavor @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_EUR @P_TREBAUL @DNAMktg @DNADatas @BRETAGNE_CHARME @TOOLS_BOX_IND @TOOLS_BOX_ITA @TOOLS_BOX_UK @TOOLS_BOX_ESP @TOOLS_BOX_GER @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_BRA | Scoop.it

Shing showed the audience dozens of examples of companies that do curate content well – brands such as Lego, Unilever, Band-Aid, Intel and Toshiba. Throughout the talk Shing, placed a heavy emphasis on the context of branded content and insisted marketers need to tell a variety of stories, each tailored to the time, place and way in which people will consume them.


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Content is king, but context makes it more powerful. 

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Why Lean Principles Can Yield Remarkable Content Marketing Results - Business 2 Community

Why Lean Principles Can Yield Remarkable Content Marketing Results - Business 2 Community | Personal Branding and Professional networks - @Socialfave @TheMisterFavor @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_EUR @P_TREBAUL @DNAMktg @DNADatas @BRETAGNE_CHARME @TOOLS_BOX_IND @TOOLS_BOX_ITA @TOOLS_BOX_UK @TOOLS_BOX_ESP @TOOLS_BOX_GER @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_BRA | Scoop.it

The application of lean principles is a complex art that’s inspired countless books and professional certifications, and this article is by no means a comprehensive overview of the science of minimizing organizational waste. For a more comprehensive view, we recommend the book Lean Thinking. However, we’ve defined ways that you can stop committing “random acts of content,” and begin integrating content marketing into your organization’s overall structure. Here are some real-life applications of lean principles that can be applied to your content marketing strategy for remarkable results.


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Lean Manufacturing principles applied to content strategy. 

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Ideas reign supreme — We raised 2.6 M and hired an ace new VP to continue molding the web’s content into ideas that matter

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For a long while, the Scoop.it team has had a vision that fostering ideas, molding existing content into more valuable forms, and sharing knowledge with their communities of interest is what our platform can do best.
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WordPress 3.6 Oscar Released with Native Audio + Video Support

WordPress 3.6 Oscar Released with Native Audio + Video Support | Personal Branding and Professional networks - @Socialfave @TheMisterFavor @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_EUR @P_TREBAUL @DNAMktg @DNADatas @BRETAGNE_CHARME @TOOLS_BOX_IND @TOOLS_BOX_ITA @TOOLS_BOX_UK @TOOLS_BOX_ESP @TOOLS_BOX_GER @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_BRA | Scoop.it
WordPress turned 10 years old in May 2013, and the annual release is upon us. Oscar, aka WordPress 3.6 has been released, and it features native audio and video support, and a slick revision control tool called time machine (above image).

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TalentCircles Blog: How to Create a Convincing Brand Part 3 of 3

TalentCircles Blog: How to Create a Convincing Brand Part 3 of 3 | Personal Branding and Professional networks - @Socialfave @TheMisterFavor @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_EUR @P_TREBAUL @DNAMktg @DNADatas @BRETAGNE_CHARME @TOOLS_BOX_IND @TOOLS_BOX_ITA @TOOLS_BOX_UK @TOOLS_BOX_ESP @TOOLS_BOX_GER @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_BRA | Scoop.it

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Why Do People Leave Your Website without Performing an Action?

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I bet this a question that many of you ask yourself everyday.

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I love infographics, but this one pushes the limit on the amount of content I'd prefer to see. Take a look at it anyway. - Vicki
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The Biggest Mistake You Can Make with Your Pictures » Picasa Geeks

The Biggest Mistake You Can Make with Your Pictures » Picasa Geeks | Personal Branding and Professional networks - @Socialfave @TheMisterFavor @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_EUR @P_TREBAUL @DNAMktg @DNADatas @BRETAGNE_CHARME @TOOLS_BOX_IND @TOOLS_BOX_ITA @TOOLS_BOX_UK @TOOLS_BOX_ESP @TOOLS_BOX_GER @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_BRA | Scoop.it

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VIDEO - How To Do Onpage Optimization for Local SEO – The “Perfectly Optimized Local Page” Example

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See this 20 minute video and wireframe of what the post author considers a perfectly optimized local page.


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Traffic || Tips and Tricks For Getting It

TrafficHow to Get Traffic to YouRush hour traffic is something we try to avoid. The other kind of traffic, though, we can't get enough of. We always welcome attention on Facebook, Twitter, and our own websites (thank you for being here), but sadly, getting our own traffic doesn't happen immediately. This doesn't mean you can't speed these


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Cartographie mondiale des réseaux sociaux – été 2013

Cartographie mondiale des réseaux sociaux – été 2013 | Personal Branding and Professional networks - @Socialfave @TheMisterFavor @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_EUR @P_TREBAUL @DNAMktg @DNADatas @BRETAGNE_CHARME @TOOLS_BOX_IND @TOOLS_BOX_ITA @TOOLS_BOX_UK @TOOLS_BOX_ESP @TOOLS_BOX_GER @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_BRA | Scoop.it
Les chiffres sur l’utilisation des réseaux sociaux sont en perpétuelle évolution. Rappelez-vous par exemple l’époque ou MySpace était le 4ème site le plus visité du monde (2005).

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Social Media and Storytelling, Part 5: Six Principles of Social Video

Social Media and Storytelling, Part 5: Six Principles of Social Video | Personal Branding and Professional networks - @Socialfave @TheMisterFavor @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_EUR @P_TREBAUL @DNAMktg @DNADatas @BRETAGNE_CHARME @TOOLS_BOX_IND @TOOLS_BOX_ITA @TOOLS_BOX_UK @TOOLS_BOX_ESP @TOOLS_BOX_GER @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_BRA | Scoop.it

Get the picture? Social video is evolving as a communication tool. Here are six principles of social video to help you do it right...As I discussed in part 1 of this series we are now in a post-broadcast world. The rules have changed dramatically in terms of how brands connect with their audience. What hasn’t changed is the power of motion picture storytelling. A new form of communication is evolving that combines this power with social media: social video. My definition of social video is digital video designed to be shared through social networks. Social video is different than broadcast video in many ways; you can’t simply post your traditional 30 second TV spot online and wait for the views to roll in. I am surprised how many brands are still doing this.There are six principles of social video directly influenced by social media. To be effective brands need to listen first, be agile in terms of production, engage with their audience, be emotive, build momentum and (if you get it right) spawn a viral effect....


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Get the picture? Social video is evolving as a communication tool. Here are six principles of social video to help you do it right...

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A peine abandonné, The Old Reader revient déjà !

A peine abandonné, The Old Reader revient déjà ! | Personal Branding and Professional networks - @Socialfave @TheMisterFavor @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_EUR @P_TREBAUL @DNAMktg @DNADatas @BRETAGNE_CHARME @TOOLS_BOX_IND @TOOLS_BOX_ITA @TOOLS_BOX_UK @TOOLS_BOX_ESP @TOOLS_BOX_GER @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_BRA | Scoop.it
En début de semaine, l’équipe de The Old Reader, cette alternative à Google Reader, annonçait vouloir abandonner le projet, puisqu’étant dans l’impossibilité de supporter l’afflux de nouveaux utilisateurs.
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21 Reasons You Must Become an Expert

21 Reasons You Must Become an Expert | Personal Branding and Professional networks - @Socialfave @TheMisterFavor @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_EUR @P_TREBAUL @DNAMktg @DNADatas @BRETAGNE_CHARME @TOOLS_BOX_IND @TOOLS_BOX_ITA @TOOLS_BOX_UK @TOOLS_BOX_ESP @TOOLS_BOX_GER @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_BRA | Scoop.it

Building a lean content marketing team is easier — An expert perspective on the subject matter will help you understand what help you need.


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Interesting article

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Starting A Blog: 20 Attainable Steps To Epic Success - Business 2 Community

Starting A Blog: 20 Attainable Steps To Epic Success - Business 2 Community | Personal Branding and Professional networks - @Socialfave @TheMisterFavor @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_EUR @P_TREBAUL @DNAMktg @DNADatas @BRETAGNE_CHARME @TOOLS_BOX_IND @TOOLS_BOX_ITA @TOOLS_BOX_UK @TOOLS_BOX_ESP @TOOLS_BOX_GER @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_BRA | Scoop.it

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theclairbyrd's curator insight, July 31, 2013 3:45 PM

Great insights on leanly developing a blog property. Just add a number 21: "curate valuable outside content and enrich with your organizations/brands point-of-view for excellent, quick microcontent."

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33 Great Apps for Storytelling and Creativity

33 Great Apps for Storytelling and Creativity | Personal Branding and Professional networks - @Socialfave @TheMisterFavor @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_EUR @P_TREBAUL @DNAMktg @DNADatas @BRETAGNE_CHARME @TOOLS_BOX_IND @TOOLS_BOX_ITA @TOOLS_BOX_UK @TOOLS_BOX_ESP @TOOLS_BOX_GER @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_BRA | Scoop.it

"Here are the main apps I suggest for storytelling. Some of them are actual bookmaking apps, some are apps for creating stories in various ways and others are apps I would use to help kids plan out a story. I have listed them in the order of importance for my classroom. I think the first 10 on the list are a must have for all elementary classrooms."


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Nice resources, most are not free...

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Want to check this out

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Archive of Writing Process Articles

Archive of Writing Process Articles | Personal Branding and Professional networks - @Socialfave @TheMisterFavor @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_EUR @P_TREBAUL @DNAMktg @DNADatas @BRETAGNE_CHARME @TOOLS_BOX_IND @TOOLS_BOX_ITA @TOOLS_BOX_UK @TOOLS_BOX_ESP @TOOLS_BOX_GER @TOOLS_BOX_DEV @TOOLS_BOX_BRA | Scoop.it
Teaching and Assessing Writing with the 6-Traits

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Here's an archive of curated articles about the writing process. 

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Twenty Tidbits for New Teachers

In no way, do I want to add to the burden of the already-filled-to-the-brim, new teacher stress bucket. I do however, want to share just 20 tidbits which I hope will help ease new teachers into a fun, successful school year. Some of these will be in the form of social media tools, which I think are awesome, and wish I had had as a newbie. And each little tidbit is linked to a resource which I hope you will find supportive.

1. Seek Your Passion!

As a new teacher this may be the farthest thing from your mind. But... it's the real reason you wanted to be a teacher in the first place. I recommend that you consistently keep in mind what your passion is as a teacher. Read The Passion Driven Classroom by Angela Maiers and Amy Sandvold. It's all about the role passion plays in our work, our lives and our classrooms. Grab a copy and take your time this year to read it.

2. Be a 21st Century Educator

We all hear this term so often around the web... but what does it mean? Visit this wiki for an easy read about what it means to be 21st century educator. It has great resources to take you further in the journey when you're ready. Be sure to view the video at the bottom of the wiki home page.

3. Build Relationships

As you begin your first year, building relationships with grade-level buddies and others at your school site is critical to your success. Don't be afraid to reach out and let them know that you are eager to get to know them. You want to seek out your administrators also and begin to build a good relationship. Encourage them to get to know you, too! This also includes the most important relationship: the one with your students and their families. You are central to their lives now, and your actions will play a big role in all they do this year -- you can count on that! Read this article and begin thinking about how you will build trusting relationships with your school community.

4. Communicate

How you begin to communicate with your student's and families, is truly a reflection of your commitment to them as their teacher. Communication now and throughout the school year is so important. It's vital and essential that it's on-going and creates an environment of collaboration -- with parents as your partners in this journey. Take a look at teacher Pernille Ripp's example of first-time communication with students' parents and get a feel for how you might get started.

5. Collaborate

When I was a new teacher, I sadly taught in isolation. Experienced teachers were unwilling to share resources or lesson plans with me. They held those very close, almost like a mom holds their infant child. It was a tough time for me and I had to rely on my own skills and talents to get me through those early years. This lack of sharing and collaboration meant that every time I wanted to launch a project, I was on my own to make it happen. It doesn't need to be that way! Open yourself up -- share and collaborate with your grade-level team and/or college classmates. Share resources, join planning teams, be a part of the conversation! You will find that the road to developing lessons and projects will be so much more meaningful to you because you did it with a collaborative spirit! And check out the Collaborators Wanted Group here on Edutopia.org to get some inspiration.

6. Get a Mentor

I believe strongly in the power of mentoring. I believe that this relationship is vital to the success of a new teacher. However, not all experienced teachers at a school site are able to take on this challenge. A year ago I had the idea, that if there weren't enough experienced teachers at a school site who could, or were willing to mentor a new teacher, why not a virtual mentor who would be willing to lend support? The Teacher Mentoring Project was born! I urge you to seek out this group on the EduPLN.com community. Many amazing educators from around the globe are available to support and mentor you through the first years of your practice and beyond!

7. Ask for Help

I spent over ten years as a site principal. One thing I noticed most of all, as I worked with my new teachers, was that they failed to ask for help. They didn't ask for help from me, their mentors, or even their own colleagues! Then when the big concerns arose, as they almost always did, they spent all this time apologizing for why they weren't successful. Don't make this same mistake. Ask for help! It's okay and shouldn't be seen as a sign of weakness. On the contrary, most will see it as a strength. Isn't this what we expect from our students? Don't we tell them to ask for help if they are struggling with a concept? So why wouldn't you?

8. Be Willing to Grow

You know it all... right? Are you sure? It has been my experience that some new teachers are offended when their mentor or admin asks them to make some adjustments, or dare I say it, improvements. Don't let that be you. Don't let your ego get in the way of an opportunity to grow or move in a better direction. As the year develops, if you have a good admin, you will have an opportunity to be observed. Again, if you have a good admin they will comment on your lessons and offer some ideas on areas for growth. Be gracious and accept them. Ask questions about what they observed. Ask what they offer as a proactive solution, and how they will be supporting you. Then take some time for personal reflection. Read the post by Edna Sackson. It's a great start...

9. Blog for Yourself

I know... I've heard it all from many new teachers: "It's too hard. I'm too tired. I just don't have anything to say." I hope you will consider leaving those excuses behind. Many new teachers are blogging and I can't say enough about the power of blogging in your life as a new teacher. It will help you reflect, get feedback, and collaborate. I, myself, was a novice blogger two years ago. I'm happy to share that I feel like my blogging experience will always be a journey of discovery -- and I kinda like that. In any case, take a look at my blog, and the "Blogs I Follow" on my home page, to get a feel for what others are doing with blogs. There are some awesome blogging platforms available on the web. Pick one that speaks to you and then... jump in! Let me know when you've finally got it up and running!

10. Blog with Your Students

As soon as you have jumped in and started to blog, get your students doing it too! I know there might be confidentiality issues that may persist at your school sight, but if you are able to, this is a must-do. The insight you'll gain about your students' lives will be priceless. Many teachers have their students blogging worldwide. I'm happy to connect you to them so you can ask questions and collaborate. Give it some thought...

11. Make Time for R & R

If you don't take time for rest and relaxation you will crash and burn! This is the truth -- no doubt about it. What commitment have you made to yourself to ensure that you do this -- and get some exercise, too? Joan Young started a blog fueled by this idea: "The goal is for us to help keep ourselves motivated and dedicated to living our healthiest, best lives." Check out this blog for ideas on how to be sure you make the time to refuel yourself -- and not just with coffee!

12. Start a Wiki

A wiki is a website that lets any visitor become a participant. You can create or edit the actual site contents without any special technical knowledge or tools. A wiki is continuously being transformed and is a living collaboration. I encourage you to take the time to create a wiki for your classroom. It can hold all kinds of great content that you can share with your students and their parents -- the power of wikis is amazing! Check out this site for ideas on how to get started.

13. Use Skype

Most of us know how to use Skype to chat with friends or colleagues, but did you know that you can use it to connect with educators (some who are also new teachers) around the globe? Be sure to check out Skype in the Classroom for awesome ideas, projects, and collaborations!

14. Join Twitter

Twitter is an online social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, informally known as "tweets." Twitter is an amazing social media tool for educators and can be a huge source of support for new teachers. If you aren't yet on Twitter, check out Steven Anderson's Live Binder on Twitter for Educators. It's not to be missed. If you are on Twitter... Bravo! Now pass this link to a friend who's still on the fence.

15. Participate in Twitter Chats

Twitter chats are the next best thing to sharing a coffee with a buddy at a local Starbucks. New teachers can find many wonderful support systems in chats. I want to take this time to invite you to join our New Teacher Chat on Twitter (Wednesdays, 8pm ET, #ntchat). It's small, practitioner focused, and supportive. If you are new to chats, it's really the best place to start. I hope you will join us!

16. Join a Community

As a new teacher, you may at times feel isolated. The power of an online community is that you can probably find someone else who'd like some company. Kidding aside, more than that, it's a way to be a part of something bigger than yourself! You can also freely contribute, share a blog post, or ask a question. Consider joining our New Teacher Connections Group here on Edutopia, for starters. You can also find other great communities such as Ning, which will offer amazing opportunities to connect to resources you may have never known existed! Seek out relevant content specific communities for deeper learning.

17. Start a YouTube Channel

The YouTube channel in the link above was created for new teachers, by me. It's a collaborative with several educators in Canada. The purpose is to provide year-long feedback to new teachers on how to get through the first year of teaching. Think about how you could use your own YouTube channel with your students, parents, and colleagues. It's fun, and easy to do. Give it a try.

18. Participate in Free Online Professional Development

As a new teacher, it's vital that you carve out some time to attend professional development conferences. And these days, it's no longer necessary to spend tons of hard-earned resources to participate. You can attend amazing free professional development opportunities online -- and often times in your jammies! Take a moment to explore an example of what an online conference looks like. And research other opportunities on your own. Let us know what you think about the idea of free online webinars!

19. Journal About Your Experience

When you look back on the journey of this first year, you will be amazed at your experiences! I really hope that you will capture them in a journal, a blog, or with an online diary. I'm a big fan of journal writing, and over the years have captured some amazing memories that would have otherwise been lost. The ability of a journal to allow for personal reflections is truly amazing. In the process of your own journal writing you will think of great ideas of how to do this with your students. For a quick, easy way to journal, check out Penzu. It's really cool -- and it's free!

20. Don't Be Afraid to Fail

"And why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up." ~Thomas Wayne from Batman Begins (2005)

What a great movie quote, don't you think? It speaks to the fact that we are going to fail. No doubt about that. It happens to all of us. But what we do about it, regardless of what "it" is, is truly what's the most important. The sooner you learn that it's okay to fail, the more enriching your experience as a teacher will be. You will embrace your failures as opportunities for new beginnings.

I'm fortunate to be a part of The 30 Goals Challenge. For this challenge I created 30 blog posts on various subjects that speak to the heart of what it means to be an educator. As I close this "20 Tidbits for New Teachers" post, I leave you with the message of goal #13: Learn from your mistakes.

Let me know what you think. All the best to you on your journey!

There are so many more awesome "tidbits" that can be shared with new teachers. What would be one of yours?

 


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Ruedi Grob's curator insight, August 2, 2013 6:22 AM

Visuelle Reize sollten vermehrt und besser genutzt werden!

Sue Alexander's curator insight, August 3, 2013 11:09 PM

Great information about the power of visual communication. Artists since the dawn of man have known and used this power; technology raises the bar.

Kimberly House's curator insight, August 11, 2013 7:30 AM

Tap into the power of visual learning! I love infographics and I'm happy that they are becoming more and more plentiful and easier to find.